I’ve been in mule deer country since early July trying to turn over a good buck. With the recent hard winters of 2016/2017 and 2018/2019 in the Intermountain West, it’s been slim pickin’s on older age class bucks. But Persistence pays, (I covered that subject here) and on day 20, I turned over a really good buck. He’s pushing 30″ with a good frame and enough extras to get the blood pumping. While that story is for a future post, I do want to hit on the clothing I wore for the summer scouting season–SKRE Early Season Clothing.
With temps ranging from 40s in the morning to 90s in the afternoon, I chose their Alpine Tops in both short sleeve and long. Based on Travis Bertrand’s recommendation and Sam Weaver’s reviews, I added the Uinta Pant to the line-up. I used the Kaibab quarter-zip/long sleeve top as my outerlayer for the hot weather (although I did don my rain jacket on a few breezy or cool mornings). I rounded out the system with the Alpine Shorts. All these pieces are in Summit Pattern.
With close to 10 days use on everything, I felt good about releasing this short video review on the system. Although I didn’t mention the Alpine Shorts in the video, they were a great option for the hottest days, as long as I didn’t have to bushwhack (think burrs in socks).
Give SKRE a look if you’re in the market for early season scouting and archery clothing, and you don’t mind saving a few bucks! If you have questions, you can leave me a comment here
Read more about all-things-mule-deer-hunting in my book, Hunting Big Mule Deer. Signed copies are available in the Rokslide store, or you can go Amazon for faster delivery.