Avoid Dark Solid Colors –
The last thing you want to do is give away your hiding spot. Blue and black are easy for Elk to spot, and they’ll be spooked if they see a dark dot moving along the mountainside.
Materials that make noise when rubbed together – You need to keep as quiet as possible when you’re Elk hunting, so your presence is not noticed by the wildlife. So, avoid wearing any slick materials that make noise when they rub together.
Waterproof clothes during the entire hunt(unless it’s raining) – It can be uncomfortable to wear waterproof gear during your entire trip. It’s not necessary unless it’s raining. However, you should have a rain jacket and poncho readily available so you can put them on at a short moment’s notice.
Heavy or bulky clothing for your base layer – You’re going to be hiking through rough terrain and it can quickly get uncomfortable if you’re wearing heavy clothes that you can’t easily move around in while you’re actively hunting. Instead, wear a light and comfortable base layer.