Pnuma System Recommendations

The game we persue are incredibly resilient, highly adaptive creatures, known to take refuge in some of the harshest and vast places known to man. Braving the elements to living amongst them in this array of climates means, our gear as well as ourselves must be just that. there is no one size fits all garment, and due to the infinite variables these are simply recommendations of the system that will perform best in that environment. use personal discretion to ensure optimal performance at your comfort level.

Early August-Early September

Example: (High Desert) Elk, Deer, Pronghorn, Oryx,

Conditons; Hot Dry Day/Cool Mornings/Night 40-110°F

Hunt Type: Spot & Stalk Bivy Camp

(Terra/Caza Pattern)

Rogue Performance Long Sleeve Shirt

Tenacity Pants

Gunnison Hoodie (chilly mornings while on the move)

Pnuma Cap

Neck Gaiter for Dust storms/concealment/insulation

Bino+Tech Harness


Shenandoah Fleece

Tenacity Jacket

Pnuma Dry Bag

(Temps can drop drastically in the desert as the sun begins to fall at 28.8 oz (1.8lbs) its a no brainer.

Chosis Day Bag

Non-Pnuma recommendations for early season in the desert, Lightweight UV gloves, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Midsize pack.

September Rut

Example: Rocky Mtn. Elk, Deer, Pronghorn, Oryx,

Conditions: Cool/Windy/ Potential Rainy 50-90°

Hunt Type: Spot & Stalk Spike Camp

(Terra/Caza Pattern)

Rogue Performance Base layer LS Shirt

Tenacity Pants

Gunnison Hoodie or Insulator Vest (chilly mornings while on the move)

Pnuma Cap

Neck Gaiter for Dust storms/concealment/insulation

Bino+Tech Harness

Creatine Mountaineering Pack


Rogue Performance Base layer Pant

Lightweight -Tenacity Jacket / Midweight – Shenandoah Fleece or WayPoint / Heavyweight – Selkirk Jacket use your best judgement for average weather for your area to plan accordingly.


Pacific Northern Roosevelt Elk, Black-tail, Bear, Cougar, Sheep. (ANY SEASON)

Never EVER leave the truck without 3L ELEMENT PROOF Rain jacket & Pant

ADD Shenandoah Fleece to packing list above as well for any hunting in the PNW

Non-Pnuma recommendations for the rut, Lightweight UV gloves, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Large Pack

Early Late Season (October-Early November)

Example: Western Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, Oryx, Southern Whitetail

Conditions Cold, Wet, Windy, Potential for snow 20-60°

Hunt Type: Ambush (Stationary) Hang & hunt/Blind, Coldcalling (Active) Spot & Stalk

Merino Wool Base Layer Pullover

Merino Wool Base Layer Pant official

WayPoint Vest

WayPoint Pant

WayPoint Jacket

WayPoint Glove

Recon Reversible beanie/ Balaclava

Late Season (November-January)

Example: All Elk, All Deer, Pronghorn, Bear, Cougar,

Conditions: Cool/Windy/ Potential Rainy 20-60°

Hunt Type: Ambush (Stationary) Hang & hunt/Blind

Selkirk Jacket

Selkirk Pants

Insulator Jacket

Insulator Vest

Insulator Pants

Merino Pullover

Merino Pant

Merino Visor beanie

Icon X heated core Vest

Icon X heated core Pants

Icon X heated core Hand warmer

Chisos Day Pack for treestand

Creston Mountaineering Pack 3500ci for elk hunting. if your bivy hunting and will be remote you may need a larger bag

Initial Ascent 4K 3 gear combo as well as the Initial Ascent 2K for late season elk packouts while bivy hunting are great bags depending on the amount of time your spending out. 5 packs 1 frame For pack specifications and feature click here for the IA4K & IA6K features, 2K Specs can be found here. All great options depending on your primary intentions for the pack.

Published by Kyle Hill

My mission is to train those who aspire to dominate the September elk woods as well as any other advanced physical and mental hunting challenge. I use a system designed to blend the three most basic elements of a tactical athlete; marksmanship, fitness and strategy. ElkPrep is comprised of three distinct branches which work in unison to develop athletes to their highest potential. The end result is an athlete that’s able to perform with efficiency and precision, at speed and under duress, whether it be at a mountain or on the range. ElkPrep also provides private lessons to individuals who would like to enhance their capabilities. Each level of our program has an overwhelming emphasis on marksmanship and efficient weapon system manipulation. Utilizing these skills as our base, we further develop athletes by teaching them how to move into and out of shooting positions quickly and smoothly. These are the baseline abilities of any tactical athlete, and they are the foundation of our program. While refining these skills to higher and higher levels, we teach students the anatomy and physiology of the game we love to pursue. While advancing our abilities of human movements, including lifting, carrying, dragging, and running. Applying these skills under duress, while navigating obstacles and/or using various barricades, prepares our athletes for whatever may come our way.

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