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  1. #31
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Binoculars. Then some boots.

    Save the rest, get out scouting and see what you need from there.


  2. #32
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    I assume you already got at Truck now go out and buy yourself a Camper, beats a Tent any day.

    Myself I been using 10-40 Zeiss Binoculars for the better part of 40 years, excellent but pricey and nowadays there are Binos out there much much cheaper and perhaps just as good.

    Its usually the Hunter with less Gear which gets the Game, keep it simple.

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    Be safe and happy Trails !

  3. #33
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    If I had $5000 budget to spend on hunting gear I'd be doing something like this :

    Savage 110 Apex Storm w/ Vortex 3-9x40 Crossfire, 7mm Rem Mag $900
    Talley Lightweight scope rings $70
    Federal Premium 160gr Accubond ammo, 5 boxes $300
    Vortex Viper HD 8x42 Binoculars $680
    Outdoor Edge Razor knife $90
    Mystery Ranch Metcalf $685
    Kenetrek boots or similar quality $500
    Bushnell Nitro 1800 rangefinder $460
    Garmin 66i w/ inReach $800
    ArmyTek headlamp $75

    That's $4500. I'd look for some good used Sitka, Kuiu or First Lite jacket and pants. If $5000 budget didn't include rifle/scope, I'd A) get a nicer rifle and scope and B) more budget for clothing. Base layers and rain wear are important
    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004


  4. #34
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Find a good mentor someone willing to share ,pass on the knowledge . Cost Priceless
    Arctic Lake
    Member of CCFR and BackCountry Hunters & Anglers Would encourage you all to join both today !

  5. #35
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Quality Binos, Bullpac, wyoming knife, and multiple cases of those moist asswipes.
    When in doubt, just pin it.

  6. #36
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    What grand of boots does everyone buy or which is the best?

  7. #37
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerm View Post
    What grand of boots does everyone buy or which is the best?
    whatever fits your feet.... but just a few high quality brands to look at would be. kennetrek, lowa, scarpa, zamberlan, lathrop and sons, hanwag, crispi and many others... just depends on what kind of boots you want and what type of hunting you do

  8. #38
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    i wear the kennetrek orthopedic mountain extremes but will probably be trying something else this year. not particular a fan of leather boots for sheep hunts.

  9. #39
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    Re: Getting started hunting - first $5000

    Did we ever hear back from Louiedogg?

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