Men's Big Game Systems
Early Season System
The Early Season Subalpine system is designed to withstand the scorching conditions of late summer hunts below treeline.
Whether glassing from an exposed hillside or stalking in an open plain, this system utilizes fabrics engineered to deliver maximum breathability and evaporative cooling without sacrificing durability. Lightweight, packable layering options beat the chill of the early morning and late evening and shield you from wind and precipitation during flash storms.
For optimum stealth, GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine technology, used across the entire system, is scientifically proven and engineered to confuse the vision of antelope, elk, mule deer and other ungulates in vegetated terrain.
The Sage of Sagebrush
By Kristen A. Schmitt
Cruising along the backroads of Montana, Lyle Hebel spots the outline of antelope, grazing deep within the sagebrush landscape. He’s about a mile away, but knows that getting close is a game of cat and mouse.
Stopping his truck, he throws it in park, raising his binos so he can scan the herd to see if one is stalkable. He smiles and motions for his 10-year-old son, Archie, to take a look: it’s time to close the distance between them and this buck on foot.
To Hebel, antelope hunting is a rite of passage. For him, that happened at 19 when he traded his rifle for bow and arrow to hunt speed goats in his home state of Montana.
For his kids, that happens when they turn five years old and get to go on their first antelope hunt with him.