With hunting season winding down, the Rok Blog is heating up with some great gear giveaways. Our “Who Is?” series introduces you to the hunters and companies that I think can improve your success rate.
I wanted to introduce an innovative company with an ingenious product: Elk Mountain Gear and their SLIP system.
Meet Jeff Ervin, the owner of Elk Mountain Gear and the creator of one of the most photo-realistic AND versatile decoys on the market: the Elk Mountain SLIP system. Hang on, though! The SLIP is way more than a decoy. Read on and find out about his innovative product and how you can win your very own.
The term SLIP means you can “slip” any of Elk Mountain’s covers- which include elk, deer, pronghorn, waterfowl, and turkey decoys AND no less than eight camo patterns– on the system for whatever hunt you’re on. The term “system” goes beyond just the SLIP covers (this is where it gets very interesting). The system can be a trekking pole, a shooting stick, function as a camera adapter, an umbrella, treestand shelter, and portable blind. All this and the SLIP still tips the scale at only 1.9 pounds. Pretty light considering it takes the place of so much gear.
Like many of the best outdoor products featured on the Rok Blog, the SLIP system was born out of necessity. Jeff and a friend are hard-core backcountry archery elk hunters. Their favorite elk country starts at 11,000′ in Colorado requiring trekking poles to reach. The duo had also been successul using elk decoys. One day, his friend said “why don’t you invent a decoy that is a blind and a walking stick?”
That was an “Ah ha!” moment and Jeff quickly came up with a design. Next, he asked a friend’s grandpa, a retired machinist, to help him build the first prototype. Then came the idea of switchable, stretchable covers. The system spent one year in research & development and now, the company’s fifth year, the SLIP has more than caught on. Jeff lays claim to the most photo-realistic decoys in the industry. Many hunters agree the best way to kill a rutting herd bull is with a decoy and the SLIP fits the bill perfectly.
For more information, check out Elk Mountain’s video on the SLIP system here. For sure, visit the website at http://elkmtngear.com/ or check out Jeff’s most FAQ. If you like Blogs, Jeff can make good on that, too: Elk Mountain Blog
So, you feeling lucky? Then take advantage of Jeff’s generosity and get in the game to win an Elk Mountain SLIP system valued at $115 plus shipping.
It’s easy. First, you have to be a subscriber to the Rok Blog (see top of blog “subscribe to blog” just under the “Fitness/Other links). If you’re sure you’re already a subscriber, then move on to step two. Just visit and “Like” Elk Mountain Gear’s Facebook page. Then just sit back and relax. On December 15th, Jeff and I will draw for one winner. I’ll announce the winner right here on the Rok Blog.
Remember, you must be both a Rok Blog subscriber AND “Like” Elk Mountain Gear’s Facebook page. It’s that easy. These giveaways usually have great odds, so don’t delay. The only catch? We want to hear about your experience with the SLIP system. You waterfowlers and late season archers could start using the system right away. Get entered!