Men's Big Game Systems
Mid-Season Archery System
BIG GAME WITH A BOW
The Mid-Season Archery System is designed to deliver sound and scent suppression for stalking and close quarter engagements experienced below the treeline during mid to late fall. This skin-to-shell system delivers modularity with minimal noise: layer up to beat the cold or shed layers during the heat of the afternoon and high-output climbs.
For optimum stealth, GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Subalpine technology is used across this entire system. Scientifically engineered to confuse the vision of antelope, elk, and mule deer, it offers maximum concealment when stalking in vegetated terrain. GORE OPTIFADE breaks the mold by using a digitally rendered blend of micro and macro patterns to fool animal vision. Created by a renowned team of camouflage and animal vision experts, this pattern takes into account how elk and mule deer see when looking through vegetation. The Subalpine concealment is designed for engagements of fifty yards or less in vegetation below the treeline.
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.