A message from Bob Summers…
As we all know in hunting there are endless variables beyond our control (weather, game movement, and of course Mr. Murphy and Lady luck) when it comes to a hunting trip, but there are also many that we can control (gear, mental and physical preparedness) to increase our odds for success and a more enjoyable experience.
As far as gear I’ll hit this one real quick. Whether you’re hunting Alaska, Montana, Louisiana, Africa, New Zealand, or Russia ask the outfitter what type of gear they wear. That is your best indicator because they are the ones in the field for countless days and they have to have use something that works. I recommend KUIU or Sitka gear and they will pretty much take care of your gear needs wherever you may hunt in the world. So now that that’s settled let’s get to the other aspects.
This is a big one for me; Mental and Physical Preparedness. I cannot stress the importance of these two when it comes to hunting. Let’s start with physical because 99% of the time if that is taken care of the mental part will follow suit.
Be in the best possible shape you can possibly be in for your hunt. I can’t stress this enough. You have a substantial investment in your hunt, don’t you owe it to yourself to be as physically prepared as possible for your hunt? Not only will the experience be that much more rewarding but if it does take that little extra push to seal the deal you’ll be ready. Start training months prior with a mix of strength training, endurance training and carrying a pack doing some hiking. By no means am I saying you have to be this super human athlete, but just be in YOUR best shape.
We are committed to make this the best hunt of your life and are willing to help in any way we can. We can set you up with diet programs and training programs that are customized to you and tailor to the specific needs of the hunt. We can virtually and telephonically guide you every step of the way to ensure this is one aspect that cannot adversely affect the outcome.