Getting ready!

Elk, Moose, Pronghorn, African Game, ect. Behaviors, Hunting Stories, Pictures, Tactics, Q&A.
User avatar
vtbuck
500 Club
Posts: 2163
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:43 pm
Location: ne wi
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby vtbuck » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:09 pm

Was bored so pumped out a quick hour workout .
Legs
Core
Treadmill


Perfection is a dream, practice is hard work, and achieving a goal is making that goal a reality.
Uncle Lou
Moderator
Posts: 8253
Joined: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:32 pm
Location: Holly, MI
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:44 pm

Once you get out there find elk, keep moving until you find elk. Talk to locals if you can't. Colorado residents can be extremely helpful, they are friendly outdoor people many who do not hunt. If they tell you they are low, when the magazines say they should be high, I would listen to a local over a writer any day. Biologist are also good source, but do not forget to chat it up with the locals.
Visit The Treestand Silencing Store
http://www.stealthoutdoors.com
User avatar
BAS4109
Posts: 164
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:55 am
Location: Upstate NY
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby BAS4109 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:35 am

I am also going to CO this fall for my first Western hunt.

I have been doing a lot of hiking with a weighted pack. I started in January and worked up to 60lbs. I am not sure I will go much higher than that, I only weigh 150 soaking wet.

I am not a weight lifter and don't plan to be.

This is what I alternate with throughout the week.

Pushups with a weighted pack
butterfly situps
planks with a weight pack
hikes with a weighted pack
running
pull ups
step ups with a weighted pack

I tried something I found in an Elk Shape article today that was pretty good. With a weighted pack do 10 steps ups, run 400m, shoot 2 arrows and repeat this 4 times. I am used to shooting with a high heart rate but shooting while huffing and puffing will take a bit of practice.
User avatar
vtbuck
500 Club
Posts: 2163
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:43 pm
Location: ne wi
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby vtbuck » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:08 am

Putting a plan together for June 28 to go for a hike with 2 of the others from our group. Loaded packs and deciding between 2 trails. One is around 9.5 miles. The other is over 11 miles. Both are rated hard.
Should be fun
Perfection is a dream, practice is hard work, and achieving a goal is making that goal a reality.
User avatar
Dewey
Moderator
Posts: 29313
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:57 pm
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Online

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby Dewey » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 pm

vtbuck wrote:Putting a plan together for June 28 to go for a hike with 2 of the others from our group. Loaded packs and deciding between 2 trails. One is around 9.5 miles. The other is over 11 miles. Both are rated hard.
Should be fun

What happened to the fourth wheel? :think:
User avatar
vtbuck
500 Club
Posts: 2163
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:43 pm
Location: ne wi
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby vtbuck » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:18 am

Dewey wrote:
vtbuck wrote:Putting a plan together for June 28 to go for a hike with 2 of the others from our group. Loaded packs and deciding between 2 trails. One is around 9.5 miles. The other is over 11 miles. Both are rated hard.
Should be fun

What happened to the fourth wheel? :think:


It’s hard to have a forth wheel when it’s non-existent. It’s been well over a month since our group has heard from him. He’s welcome to come if he can keep up. Not holding my breath on him coming though.
Perfection is a dream, practice is hard work, and achieving a goal is making that goal a reality.
User avatar
Jackson Marsh
Moderator
Posts: 15388
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:11 am
Location: SE WI
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:39 am

Good luck with your training vt 8-)
User avatar
vtbuck
500 Club
Posts: 2163
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:43 pm
Location: ne wi
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby vtbuck » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:32 pm

Last 2 days have been great!
Workouts have been really productive.
Pack weight is now in the 50s. I’m averaging 3-4 miles on the treadmill 3-6 days a week now. I’m slowly increasing pace and the incline.
I had to get new arrows because my old ones are discontinued but luckily the ones I got weigh the same so the sight only had to get tweaked.
Hopefully, our hike this weekend, 11 miles, goes well
Perfection is a dream, practice is hard work, and achieving a goal is making that goal a reality.
User avatar
vtbuck
500 Club
Posts: 2163
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:43 pm
Location: ne wi
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby vtbuck » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:34 am

Went for a hike today with 2 of the guys going.
11.6 miles with packs.
Feeling decent. Tomorrow will be the true indicator.
Perfection is a dream, practice is hard work, and achieving a goal is making that goal a reality.
Moose
Posts: 465
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Location: SE IOWA
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby Moose » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:37 pm

Sounds like a heck of a workout
User avatar
vtbuck
500 Club
Posts: 2163
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:43 pm
Location: ne wi
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby vtbuck » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:54 am

I’m a little sore today but not bad.
Overall, the 3 of us did very well.
Boots might be an issue though.
Buddy had blisters at mile 4.
My heel was sore at mile 10
Perfection is a dream, practice is hard work, and achieving a goal is making that goal a reality.
User avatar
Mountain Man
500 Club
Posts: 945
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:25 pm
Location: SE Wisconsin
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby Mountain Man » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:20 pm

vtbuck wrote:I’m a little sore today but not bad.
Overall, the 3 of us did very well.
Boots might be an issue though.
Buddy had blisters at mile 4.
My heel was sore at mile 10


Boots fit everyone differently, but I'm curious what boots are you guys wearing?
User avatar
vtbuck
500 Club
Posts: 2163
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:43 pm
Location: ne wi
Contact:
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby vtbuck » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:18 am

Mountain Man wrote:
vtbuck wrote:I’m a little sore today but not bad.
Overall, the 3 of us did very well.
Boots might be an issue though.
Buddy had blisters at mile 4.
My heel was sore at mile 10


Boots fit everyone differently, but I'm curious what boots are you guys wearing?


2 of us are wearing cabelas rush creek boots
Other guys wearing Salomon 4ds
Perfection is a dream, practice is hard work, and achieving a goal is making that goal a reality.
User avatar
Wlog
500 Club
Posts: 2953
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:28 am
Location: Eastern Shore MD
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby Wlog » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:47 am

In the early planning stages now myself. Hopefully 2021 but possibly 2022.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
camelcluch
Posts: 383
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:56 am
Status: Offline

Re: Getting ready!

Unread postby camelcluch » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:13 pm

There are some different ways to lace your boots. It helps with slippage and really locks your foot in. Also, you can tape with luko tape in the trouble spots. That stuff will last the entire time you are out.


  • Advertisement

Return to “Big Game Hunting”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests