Essentials for Ky??

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  1. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    Ok so some of you have seen that I was drawn to hunt elk in Ky. A bucket list thing for myself without question and I am still on cloud 9. I am goin to give myself every advantage possible by hiring a guide but was wondering from some of you who have hunted in the past in Ky for them, what are the essentials for this hunt? I mean I deer hunt every year so feel like I will have all the essentials but just wanna make sure I'm not missing something obvious. Thanks
     
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  2. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Plenty coolers, good quality boots, sharp knives, and sawyers permethrin are 4 must haves off the top of my head
     
  3. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Quality optics are a must. Thermacell as well.
     
  4. Tankt

    Tankt 12 pointer

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    Balls to take a shirtless pic wearing orange vest posing with your trophy
     
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  5. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    lol
     
  6. 1wildcatfan

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  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I wear mucks. Gaiters not necessary with them.
     
  8. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Mucks while chasing elk up mountains?
     
  9. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 12 pointer

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    I know nothing about this topic but I’d rather go barefoot then mucks
     
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  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    That's all I've ever worn on elk hunts. I prefer not to chase them though.
     
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  11. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Makes my ankles ache thinking about it.
     
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  12. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Most of LMO guides wear mucks or something similar.
     
  13. Mountain Man4life

    Mountain Man4life 6 pointer

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    Hunting elk in eky is totally different than our west. Muck boots will suffice for eky
     
  14. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I bought these to turkey hunt in. Love em. Got tired of wet feet all the time and they have great ankle support. So yes I would recommend a muck style boot.
     
  15. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    I am a Lacrosse fan and hunt solely in rubber boots for deer, Turkey, and rabbit so I’m good with my Lacrosse Grange boots. Used to wearing them on all day hunts and walkabouts.
     

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