Men's Big Game Systems

Open Country

  • Early Season
  • Mid-Season
  • Late Season

Early Season System

ABOVE THE TREES. UNDER THE SUN.

Whether you’re glassing under the blazing sun in an alpine basin or busting out miles in elevation, the Open Country Early Season System delivers maximum breathability and moisture management to keep you cool, dry and concealed without sacrificing durability. Lightweight, packable layering solutions enable the system to adapt to your environment as the conditions change in even the most remote places.

For optimum stealth, GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Open Country technology is used across this entire system. Scientifically engineered to confuse the vision of elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats. It offers maximum concealment when stalking among rocks, brush, and scattered trees at ground level. The Open Country concealment is designed for engagements of forty yards or less in this terrain. One of the scientific principles behind the GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Open Country pattern is the emphasis of the larger neutral areas of the pattern (macro-pattern) which are more critical to concealment at the greater engagement ranges imperative to hunting in the backcountry.

MTN Nutrition

Backcountry Nutrition

When I first started backcountry hunting, I never thought much about backcountry nutrition. I had no idea how many calories I burned and no idea how many calories I packed per day. Most of the time I’d buy food on the way out of town...

Read More
Counting Ounces

Counting Ounces

I’ve refined my system for about 15 years but write this with only one caveat — don’t simply take my word for it. Yes, these are my personal choices, but the ideal setup for you may vary based on your body type, hunt conditions and preferences. 

Read More
The Coldest Place on Earth

The Coldest Place on Earth

Sheep hunting with a bow presents a unique set of challenges. There is the vertical terrain, the keen eyes of the prey, and the proximity the weapon demands. As with most things, the magnitude of the challenge mirrors the magnitude of reward.

Read More