Trail Kreitzer's Early Season Elk Gear List

Elk season approaching is fast!

In the video above, Trail goes over his backcountry archery elk gear list. For more great gear list articles, be sure to dive into additional gear list based content here. For the most part, my gear list for archery elk stays the same. Be on the lookout for another video and article breakdown as the season gets closer for some of the new pieces of gear I'll be using.

Get your gear dialed in for your upcoming elk hunt. Find everything you need in the GOHUNT Gear Shop.

If you have any questions, please comment below and we will get back to you right away!



Sitka Core Merino Core Lightweight Boxer
Sika Core Lightweight Crew LS
Sitka Apex Pant
Sitka Dew Point Pant
Sitka Dew Point Jacket
Sitka Core Heavyweight Hoody
Sitka Core Lightweight Hoody
Sitka Traverse Glove
The Active Hat
Marsupial Gear Stretch Web Belt
Darn Tough 1933 Hiker Coolmax Midweight Cushion Socks
Hanwag Makra Trek GTX Boots


Stone Glacier Skyline Binocular Harness
Leica Noctivid 10x42 Binocular
Leica Rangemaster CRF 2400-R Laser Rangefinder
Marsupial Gear Rangefinder Tether
Swarovski ATS-65 HD Angled Spotting Scope w/20-60X
Outdoor Vision Swarovski Spotting Scope Stay-On Case
Sirui VA-5 Ultra-Compact Fluid Head
Sirui 1204XL Tripod
Leica Stabilite Binocular Tripod Adapter

Sleep System

Western Mountaineering Alpinlite 20° Sleeping Bag
Therm-A-Rest NeoAir Xlite Sleeping Pad
Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow
Hilleberg Bivanorak
Seek Outside Eolus 2 Person Shelter
MSR Needle Tent Stakes (8)

Camp Kitchen

Soto Windmaster Stove with Micro Regulator and 4Flex
4 oz Isobutane Canister
Seek Outside Titanium Bail Handle Mug
Sea to Summit Alpha Light Long Spork


Platypus Big Zip EVO 3L Hydration Bladder
Aquamira Water Treatment Drops
Aquatabs Purification Tablets - 30 Pack


Stone Glacier Sky Archer 6400 Backpack
Goat Carbon Tur Carbon PRO Knife
60A replaceable blades (3)
Goat Knives Capra Hunter Ti Replaceable Blade Knife
Outdoor Edge GrizSaw
Petzl e+Lite Headlamp
Black Diamond Storm 400 Headlamp
Onn 20,000 mAH battery pack
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel
Goal Zero USB to Lightning Connector Cable
Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls Bully Bull Extreme Bugle Tube
Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls Reaper Diaphragm Elk Call
Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls Rockstar 2.0 Diaphragm Elk Call
Phelps E-Z-Estrus Cow Elk Call
Phelps Maverick Signature AMP Diaphragm Elk Call
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles
Caribou Gear "The Carnivore III" High Country Game Bag Set
Homemade Med Kit
UST Wet Fire Cubes (6)
UST waterproof matches (15)
Bic lighter (1)
Phone Skope iPhone 12 Pro Phone Case with Phone Cam Universal Spotting Scope Adapter
Therm-A-Rest Z seat

Bow Set-Up

Mathews V3X Bow (updated for 2022)
Axcel Accustat 5 pin carbon pro sight
Trophy Taker Smackdown Pro Arrow Rest
Tightspot 5 Arrow Quiver
Goldtip Platinum Pierce Arrows (300 Spine)
Slick Trick Standard 4 Blade Broadheads (100 grain)
AAE Max Stealth goHUNT Vanes
AAE Mountain Series Front Stabilizer 15" w/4 oz weights
AAE Mountain Series Back Bar Stabilizer 12" w/9 oz weight
Mathews/Shrewd Back Bar Mounting Bracket

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