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Sheep Gear for 2011
« on: May 30, 2011, 07:32:27 AM »
What's everyone running for new gear this year for sheep? I'm running some new Kuiu attack pants and guide jacket, and after 8 years or so and 3 successful sheep hunts, I replaced my old boots with some new Meindl Alaska Hunter boots. No other changes to my kit that I foresee, other than some additional tylenol to deal with my ageing joints :o.

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 08:39:06 AM »
My new gear for 2011 is,

customgunworx .280AI
new water filter pump(havent purchased yet)
second hiking pole
new jet boil stove (old one still good but I got a new one anyways)
Columbia Titanium rain gear
Various other small light weight backpacking iteams
lightweigth north face sleeping bag
second Big Angus tent
Lower name pack that im really liking so far(packed 100lbs with comfort)

I hunt sheep to see over the next mountain not to measure the next trophy!

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 09:26:09 AM »
2011 Upgrades:

- Golite Shangri La 5 tent- bought as a "family tent" hehehe
- A bunch of KUIU stuff Jason sent up to use and abuse
- Remington Mountain rifle- 260 rem
- Better looking sheep hunting partner.... Lurch is kind of homely  :o

thats about it, after the rifle i am tapped out
Cheers,

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 10:17:03 AM »
No new gear for me this year but I am utilizing gear that I haven't before LOL
This year I am taking My Horses and my pack mules. This will save me alot of miles.
The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 12:13:07 PM »
New sheep gear for this year:

1) DonJoy Defiance Knee Brace
2) Naproxen prescription (6 fills)
3) Lancaster Sheep Hunting DVD
4) Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve Whiskey


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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 01:50:03 PM »
New sheep gear for this year:

1) DonJoy Defiance Knee Brace
2) Naproxen prescription (6 fills)
3) Lancaster Sheep Hunting DVD
4) Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve Whiskey

I think i finally found my new sheep hunting partner :)

1) DonJoy Defiance Knee Brace- slower than me and easy to cripple when a bear charges
2) Naproxen prescription (6 fills)- brings his own drugs
3) Lancaster Sheep Hunting DVD- brings the entertainment
4) Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve Whiskey- brings the booze
5) Much better looking than Lurch


I think i found my soul mate :-*

« Last Edit: May 30, 2011, 01:52:01 PM by The Sheep Reaper »
Cheers,

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 04:57:55 PM »
Additions or changes since the 2010 season....

Mystery Ranch Behemoth (6500) pack
Hilleberg Akto tent
Kuiu Chugach jacket.....FINALLY arrived tonight  :)
Rain pants (to replace my bulky/heavy Cabelas MT050 pants)
Gaiters (my Kennetrek ones packed it in)
SPOT

Resoled my Lowa Tibet boots
Repaired the rip in my thermarest
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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011, 08:43:19 PM »
So far my equipmet hasn't let me down so nothing new this year unless my old pack craters between now and the beginning of the season. Always wanted to see one of those Barney's external frame units. Some day I'll break down and spend some money on new binos but for now status quo.

New sheep gear for this year:

1) DonJoy Defiance Knee Brace
2) Naproxen prescription (6 fills)
3) Lancaster Sheep Hunting DVD
4) Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve Whiskey

I'm with you Reaper anyone that brings their own drugs and whiskey and is decidely slower than I am is welcome in camp.

But Reaper it sounds like you and JC should hook up sounds like you could share ammo.
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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 07:45:53 AM »
From the viewing of all the previous posts it is easy to see how much of a sickness this sheep hunting thing is.
I concede that I too am a member of this demented club:

So far this year I have purchased several items from the new KUIU line of clothing, a new MSR stove, new Lowa boots, Vortex 2X doubler for the binos and North Face down jacket.

Of course there is still a couple of items nagging me and probably I will cave under the  tremendous self inflicted pressure at some point :'(

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2011, 12:23:43 PM »
Confirmed order yesterday with Kuiu for the Icon 6000 pack, what the hell someone has too give a Stone ram a ride on one  ;D

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 06:33:19 PM »
Going to try out the KUIU line up this year. Attack pant, guide jacket, merino base layer, ICON 6000 pack.  Breaking a new horse, new pack saddle and boxes. Swapped out my leupold tripod, saved a couple ounces there. 14 day trip coming up, can't wait.

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2011, 11:33:56 PM »
Going to try out the KUIU line up this year. Attack pant, guide jacket, merino base layer, ICON 6000 pack.  Breaking a new horse, new pack saddle and boxes. Swapped out my leupold tripod, saved a couple ounces there. 14 day trip coming up, can't wait.


Yeah steve Im doing the same , got some new horses and going to get them geared up for a few sheep hunts and a week long moose hunt in november , should be a great year !!

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2011, 09:46:53 AM »
I might pick up one new saddle horse. Otherwise I'm all set. I still have ram blood in my pack from last fall so I am on wrangler duty this year. Looking forward to it!!

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2011, 10:31:07 AM »
So far my equipmet hasn't let me down so nothing new this year unless my old pack craters between now and the beginning of the season. Always wanted to see one of those Barney's external frame units. Some day I'll break down and spend some money on new binos but for now status quo.

New sheep gear for this year:

1) DonJoy Defiance Knee Brace
2) Naproxen prescription (6 fills)
3) Lancaster Sheep Hunting DVD
4) Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve Whiskey

I'm with you Reaper anyone that brings their own drugs and whiskey and is decidely slower than I am is welcome in camp.

But Reaper it sounds like you and JC should hook up sounds like you could share ammo.

I think Reaper needs to bring Ritalin - maybe then I could keep up.....

And I will bring a set of good ear plugs as my new gear




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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2011, 01:42:24 PM »
So far my equipmet hasn't let me down so nothing new this year unless my old pack craters between now and the beginning of the season. Always wanted to see one of those Barney's external frame units. Some day I'll break down and spend some money on new binos but for now status quo.

New sheep gear for this year:

1) DonJoy Defiance Knee Brace
2) Naproxen prescription (6 fills)
3) Lancaster Sheep Hunting DVD
4) Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve Whiskey

I'm with you Reaper anyone that brings their own drugs and whiskey and is decidely slower than I am is welcome in camp.

But Reaper it sounds like you and JC should hook up sounds like you could share ammo.

I think Reaper needs to bring Ritalin - maybe then I could keep up.....

And I will bring a set of good ear plugs as my new gear

I may invest in a lightweight Chastity belt to fend off Lurch  :o "no i dont want to save weight by taking youre 2 man bivy sac, I'll bring my own tent thanks!!!"

Cheers,

The Sheep Reaper

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2011, 07:44:59 AM »
It's my second year sheep hunting tbis year, new stuff for this year or upgrading. Some of this stuff will be use for elk and deer season this year. 

Kuiu gloves
North Face cat's meow sleeping bag
Leupold switch power bino, 10/17 power
Meopta spotting scope APO
outdoor edge knife saw combo, really like it
need a new camera so I got a sony H70
also I'll get some trail cam after my sheep hunt
and few other minor gear for the sheep hunt, after all this I'm pretty much set on the major gear for all my hunting for the next years to come.

It's an expensive year, a house, optics plus all the other gear.  So far 2011 is a good one I'm just hoping hunting season will be as good!!!
Shoot straight or eat track soup.

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Re: Sheep Gear for 2011
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2011, 07:58:26 AM »
I didnt think I was going to spend much this year, but after trying to fine tune a few things I actually ended up spending more than most years!!!  I've got a BC goat hunt coming up this year and wanted to be prepared.  Sold a few items to cover some of the costs and picked up some OT to take care of the rest!

Mystery Ranch 6500 w/ Rip Zips
Mystery Ranch Longbow
Lowa Tibet GTX
SPOT Messenger
Few more Sitka items (Jetstream, gloves, Bino cover, gaiters)
Jetboil SOL Ti (on the way)
Remington 7 in 7SAUM w/ new scope

Think thats the bulk of it, and hopefully will try and make next year a 'light' year on the gear department!!