Men's Big Game Systems
Mid-Season Archery System
The Mid-Season Archery System is designed to deliver comfort, performance and protection in the variable conditions experienced below treeline during mid- to late fall while meeting the requirements of scent and sound suppression during close-quarter engagements.
This complete skin-to-shell system delivers modularity: layer up to beat the cold or shed layers during the heat of the afternoon and high-output climbs. The innovative fabrics and technologies used throughout are built to accelerate the movement of moisture away from the skin and through the system–while keeping the elements out–so you remain dry and comfortable. Reducing the chance a stalk is blown by sound or scent, outerwear layers are designed to be as quiet as possible while still providing protection from the elements; and blended synthetic and merino garments combat odor.
For optimum stealth, GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine technology is used across this entire system. Scientifically engineered to confuse the vision of antelope, elk, mule deer and other ungulates, it offers maximum concealment when stalking in vegetated terrain.
A Tale of Two Roars
Rustic wooden gates groaned open as our Toyota HiLux rumbled through. We navigated the rutted, winding dirt road; every pothole and washboard negotiated revealing another layer of the towering Andes Mountains. A gin-clear river meandered through the valley floor. Willows on the cusp of fall color shimmered in the cool afternoon breeze. This was the start of the annual breeding season for red deer in northern Patagonia—also known as the roar.
My friend Rance Rathie’s mouth turned up ever so slightly as he steered the truck through the final bend in the road; a log cabin appeared, smoke swirling from its stone chimney into the blazing sky. He shifted the truck into park, gazing out at the snow-capped peaks. Almost, as if on cue, the guttural roar of a stag echoed in the distance.