Exo Experience — A Photo Story Contest

Share Your Exo Experience

For all of us at Exo, the experience is the most important part of the hunt.

The experience may be the thrill of an elk bugling, the stalking of an unknowing mule deer, an epic sunrise from a mountain vista, the challenge of pushing through difficult conditions and testing your limits, a heavy pack-out at the end of a successful hunt, and even all of the pre-planning that happens leading up to a backcountry adventure.

Join us in the Exo Experience contest by photographing and sharing the favorite moments of your hunt with your Exo Mtn Gear pack system.

While trophy photos are great, we love to see all aspects of the hunt captured and shared. To go along with your photo, we encourage you to share a short story about your Exo Experience. You can write a sentence, a paragraph, or create a story captured through multiple images and captions. The story does not have to be lengthy or written with perfection; we are simply looking for meaningful moments captured and shared in a creative and authentic way.

This is your experience and your story...


A monthly winner will be selected by a panel of Exo Mtn Gear staff from entries for September, October, and November. Any relevant photo entry qualifies for those monthly giveaways.

The Grand Prize winner will be selected by a panel of Exo Mtn Gear staff, with special consideration for photo quality and the story of your Exo Experience.

Exo Experience Giveaway Prizes

To thank you for sharing your Exo Experience, we wanted to give away some great prizes. Specifically, we wanted to give you an opportunity to use some of the specific gear that we personally use and love. We're not sponsored by any of these companies, but thankfully they have agreed to offer you some great gear as prizes.

September Prize from Spartan Precision

September's winner, John S., received the Spartan Precision Pro Hunt Bipod, Davros Head, & Heavy Duty Optics Adapter

Prize Items from Spartan Precision

"I have been using Spartan Precision bipods for many years now. I love that I don't have to keep a bipod on my rifle, but can quickly, easily, and securely attach the bipod for specific shot opportunities. Since I started using the Davros head on my tripod, I can use my tripod for both glassing and shooting." —Mark


October Prize from Katabatic Gear

Katabatic Quilt with 850fp HyperDry Fill

Katabatic Quilt

"If all of my backpacking gear vanished overnight, the first item I would purchase to prepare for my next backpack hunt would be another Katabatic Quilt. I have used my 22-degree Alsek quilt for spring hunts, early fall archery hunts, late-season rifle hunts, and winter death hikes. It is my favorite piece of backpacking gear by far." —Mark


November Prize from SIG SAUER

SIG Cross Rifle & ZULU6 Image-Stabilized Binoculars

SIG Cross Rifle

"Having met the folks behind SIG SAUER's hunting team, it has been great to see that they are bringing products to market because of their personal backcountry hunting experience. The Cross rifle and the ZULU6 binos are just two examples, of many, where SIG is offering truly new and innovative solutions for hunters." —Steve


Grand Prize from Exo Mtn Gear

$1,500 Cash Prize to help fund your next Exo Experience adventure, and a special invitation to join Steve & Mark on the Hunt Backcountry Podcast to share your Exo Experience story.


Bonus Prize from Chris Reeve Knives

Exo Mtn Gear + Chris Reeve Custom Knife

Custom EXO + CRK Knife

Every monthly winner and the Grand Prize winner will also receive a custom hunting knife from Exo Mtn Gear + Chris Reeve Knives. This knife was designed with input from Exo Mtn Gear's owner, Steve Speck, and was built in Boise, ID, by the talented crew at Chris Reeve Knives.


Giveaway Details

Entries accepted through December 20th, 2021. Winners will be notified via email and the winner must respond to confirm their eligibility and delivery information within 30 days of notification.

Any photographs submitted must be original and shall not infringe on the rights of any third party, or violate any agreement between you and a third party. By submitting your photo, you provide non-exclusive rights for Exo Mtn Gear to publish, use, distribute, reproduce and publicly display that photograph and any accompanying caption, story, and likeness in perpetuity for promotional purposes. Exo Mtn Gear will not publish or share your name or other personal data unless written consent is expressly provided.

No purchase is necessary to enter. No purchase will improve the chances of winning. This promotion is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., and Canada who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The Cross Rifle from SIG SAUER can only be shipped to licensed FFL dealers in the United States, whereupon the winner will be subject to a background check and firearm transfer, as regulated by federal and local law. This promotion shall only be construed and evaluated according to applicable state and federal law. Participants must understand and abide by their local regulations. The odds of winning depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received during the promotion. Any offer associated with this promotion is void where prohibited.