The area of Alaska where we hunt blacktail deer in MeatEater Season 11 gets over 13 feet of rain annually. In order to stay warm and dry in this saturated climate, it’s crucial to have a kit that is prepared to take on more than a light drizzle.
The Mississippi Delta is bursting with a diversity of waterfowl species. To hunt them, you have to be properly prepared for long days of wet, swampy conditions. This kit ensures that you and your gear stay dry all day so you can fire shots from dusk till dawn whether you’re hunting cajun country in the South or colder climates up North.
Steve Rinella uses this do-it-all layering kit for all hunts, from turkey hunting in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness to chasing ducks in the swamps of Louisiana. This kit is a perfect foundation to build on and have at the ready for all of your outdoor pursuits.
The ability to create a variety of sounds is key for sucess when hunting the elk rut. I tend to use an external reed most often to produce sharp cow calls that can carry across the hills. I always have a few diaphragms with me for quick calling and bugling with the metal bugal tube. New to my lineup this year is the EZ SUK'R, an elk call that works on the inhalation rather than the exhale. Hopefully this hands-free call will get closer than ever...