That's not the first deer he's killed in his underwear. I saw it on another video.... the guy put on tight chick leggings for the final stalk to keep his pants from making noise. Must be a new thing... Ed F
Great high quality video, thanks for sharing. It’s amazing what you think is quiet until you sneak up on a bedded muley. Then you learn every chink in your system. This year I learned the new Sitka Bino holder is WAY too loud. One little scuff against it and your close stalk is done. I love my Sitka apex, and all other models of their pants and Kuiu’s pants, but on the final stalk they are too noisy. Unless it’s real windy. Kuiu’s bino holder is too loud for bedded animals too. And forget about anything made from cordura. :))) for most hunts the synthetic material is better. But for an animal doing nothing but rotating it’s ears it’s a no go.
Altitude sick, what material have you found to be the best for stocking Muleys? I’ll be doing a hunt very similar to this next year in 2019. I was thinking about going with First Lite hoping maybe the merino would be a quieter option?
Lite Wool, fleece. Or as South does no pants early season. Many people in Africa hunt with shorts. It’s kind of foreign looking here but if it’s warm. Shorts are a good option. Cats paws, or bears feet or anything similar also it beats leaving the little piggy’s exposed to rocks and cacti ??
Unfortunately, the new First lite pants have a strip of nylon in the butt and upper thigh. They make more noise now than the older model.
I used to wear King of the Mountain pants and shirts for about all my hunting above treeline but it’s really expensive. Have worn out a couple pairs over the years. Heck, militarily surplus grey wool pants work as well and are good camo in the rocks.
I was actually just looking at LL Bean and they have some decent options for reasonable prices.
Solid grey or light brown works much better above treeline than dark camo patterns.
That Sitka stuff has a decent pattern in the rocks and willows up there, but it is all too noisy for close range stalking.
I really like some of the gillie suits with quiet material for hunting mule deer above treeline. Some of them have nylon material and are pretty noisy. Your best bet is to stay out of sight until you are in range.
Can always learn something new, As mentioned, like taking your pants off for the final stalk! A marketing idea - sell a skin tight stalker outfit with each stalker bow so we don't have to see the white legs!
Known him for a while, good guy! He honed those back country skills in the wildernesses of Northern CA where he lived for many years chasing Columbian Blacktails and building bows.........just recently relocated to CO. I like his innovative ideas and ability to think outside the box......like his dedication even more!
Watched this video last night and enjoyed it immensely! Nothing I love more than watching someone chase muley bucks with stick and string. Someday I'm going to get one with trad gear, I just need to put my compound down! Ha! Congrats South!
What an awesome video! Seems like such a regular guy doing a great job articulating what we all love so much. I was wondering what happened after that coyote blown stalk because he came back with one less arrow in his quiver ;) Then he said later he blew a shot. He sure didn't blow the last one! Outstanding hunt and production.