I know we’re only a few weeks into the fishing season, but those who can switch gears to the fall hunting season could reap some big savings.
Last week, I got an email from my friend, Steve Huettl, general manager at Gamehide clothing, alerting me to a big clothing sale the company is putting on. It’s tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday at North Trail Elementary in Farmington. It goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
This sale happens about every five years or so, Steve said, and there will be lots of clothing available at very low prices. Gamehide is calling it a Factory Direct Sample and Overstock Sale, and there will be parkas, bibs, rainwear, accessories and more at the sale, in both camo and blaze orange color patterns. In addition to men’s sizes, there also will be youth and women’s sizes available. So, you can bring your whole family.
Of course, with any sale, it pays to come early. I’m good on camo clothing for now, but may come to help shop for others. I use Gamehide clothing, as do all three of my boys. My oldest two, Joe and Andy, have summer jobs at the Gamehide warehouse, so they are able to get stuff because they are employees.
These days, I have had to learn to be extremely thrifty with everything, so I always look for sales when buying gear. I can tell you through experience, Gamehide clothing is high quality. So, not only will you get a low price, but you’ll get stuff that will last. I’m on my sixth year of a set of camo rainwear, and it is still holding up well. One key is to not wash it too often and use soap specially designed for hunting clothes. Normally, it’s the no-scent soap bowhunters use, but it also reduces fading caused by stronger soaps.
It’s hard to find good prices on hunting apparel before the season, but this could be your best opportunity. It might even be worth leaving work a little early. Just remember that you likely will have to wait at least five more years to find prices this low on Gamehide clothing again.