Last spring, shortly after launching the blog, Pedro and I began exchanging emails regarding his Ibex hunt and my Stone Sheep hunt. I offered to send him a set of protoypes with no strings attached. If he liked them, use them, test them. He certainly put the gear through a variety of hunts and terrain this fall. Enclosed is his fall hunting review in KUIU’s prototypes. I thought you would find his hunts & review very helpful & interesting, enjoy.
A new year is approaching, and is at this time of year when you stop and look back to think about the past season.
Two months ago, a box coming from California arrived at my home, just when I was about to leave for a Barbary Sheep hunt in south eastern part of Spain.
Perfect hunt for a first test to the gear. Mountains are not really high, but the terrain is open and if you want to get in to bow shooting distance, you have to hunt hard.
To make it a bit harder, we were committed to try to get it everything on video.
We located this group of sheep at 8 in the morning really far away. And it was not until the middle of the day, when the group lay down, when we started the stalk.
After a few hours, we finally made it, putting our hands on the sheep we were looking for. Beautiful!
The gear perform excellent. Really comfortable and abrasion resistant. It passed the first test, so it was time to take it to the next level!
The next step was the Pyrenees. The Spanish biggest range, that divides Spain with France.
We were hunting above tree line.
Place where you can really hear the silence. The views are magnificent.
The objective of the hunt was the Chamoix.
I need to try the new pack soon!
I love this way of hunting!
Temperatures were high, I was missing a camo first layer. That have been solved though!
After a few days, we finally connected. My first Chamoix, but definitely not the last! Probably the most beautiful hunt you can make here.
Test passed! Next stop, Kyrgyzstan.
You all know that also passed the test, since I already made a feature about it.
The gear perform excellent, and if worked great here, I am sure it will work well everywhere.
Since every hunting situation can take advantage of good gear, I try it in every hunting situation in Spain I could.
During this time, I realized how well the camo worked in different scenarios. The final version must be amazing.
First layer Merino does the job in long waiting hours on a treestand with very low temperatures waiting for big boars. With the advantage of doing great also in long stalks.
Raingear is really light, impermeable and resistant. If it can stand a woodcuck hunt, where you ran fast through thick forest when the dogs point, it can go through everything. Missing some no camo clothing for small game hunting, and traveling. Camo can be dangerous in some situations.
In this forests, a woodcook hunt can fastly turn into a wilboar hunt! Here both, with a woodcook and a really nice boar.
Some red deer hunting, but no luck. Rut has finished, and its hard to find them at this time of year.
In resume, I am sure that KUIU is going to revolution the hunting world, if it have done it yet. The protypes amply met expectations, so I could imagine how it would be the final products.
Good luck all in the woods, and enjoy holidays.