Camo Pattern

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  1. PreacherMan76

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    natural gear or army camo in the early season. I like the army camo for when I hunt public ground.
     
  2. John T.

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    Wonder how hunters did before camo? Buckskins or homespun clothes? This makes me think motion might be important. It is said that smoke from a treestand doesn't spook deer but the motion of the hand with the cigarette is what catches their attention. Thoughts?
     
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  3. Maine Hunter

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    I would have to say that is possible. I know plenty of heavy smokers who "spray down" their hunting clothes but you can still smell smoke on them from 10 ft. away yet they shoot deer. I feel that you shouldn't stick out like a sore thumb but I also strongly agree that movement is what catches the deer eye.
     
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    I've been using predator fall gray for a few years. Best camp I've owned.
     
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    vermontwhitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Mossy Oak, Real Tree, Old US Army camo, I have some of it all and often mix and match. As long as your outline is broken up I've never had a problem and shot bucks at 5-6 yds on the ground Scent control and minimal movement are much more important.

    All that said, I prefer Mossy Oak patterns aesthetically.
     
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    I buy one full outfit a year, I buy the patterns I like, this year Strika, light brown, I don’t know the proper name. I mean you gotta look good doing Ir right? As mentioned other factors are more important.


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    ASAT 3d most of the time until the Orange vest is required then anything comfortable.
     
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    you could set a couple pieces of cami in your hunting area and get back 30 yards and see how they look. they might blend best with a particular tree, bush, or background, and just set up in those types of areas. that being said I think minimizing movement and breaking up outline are the key.
     
  9. Kris Henderson

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    plaid.png Grampa's red & black seems to work for me alright.
     
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    Flannel is very effective.

    Smell of me in cotton not so much so I wear wool flannels.

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    Pictured there is actually my 100% wool plaid jacket. Warm, non-reflective and quiet.
     
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    This will be my first year with an ASAT 3D leafy suit, but I mainly bought that so on hot early season days I can wear athletic clothes underneath and be comfy.

    When it gets colder I like my FirstLite Kanabs in ASAT (when they still carried it) and a G Fred Asbell wool flannel hoody with some room to layer under.

    I also like gear that is marketed for other outdoor pursuits. Hiking pants for example can be had with many of the same performance features as hunting clothing but you aren't paying the designer camo markup. Got a pair of light durable columbia pants in solid dark green I''ll probably wear this year
     

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