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Old 09-10-2009, 06:41 AM
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Does anyone have any experience hunting with ghillie suits? ive ben considering it for some exciting spot and stalks. did you have mods done to it to keep it from getting in your string? any success? Failures worth sharing? lol thanks- bobcat
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:56 AM
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i have a leafy suit and i love it. i was just doing some stalking last year for the fun of it and stalked without 10 yards of a doe and then sat in the middle of the field beside a little scrub bush and had a little 4 point buck walk less then 5 yards from me, and never payed a bit of attention.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:48 AM
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ive used a leafy and ghillie and the ghillies are hard to shot a bow with of u do not trim it. and the mask gets in the way
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:50 PM
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thats kind of what i was thinking. so leafy might be better for archery?
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:41 PM
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I have never tried shooting my bow with one on(i dont want to try either). But they are money on turkeys, I have had them at 3 feet.
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:25 PM
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I've used ghillie suits but they didn't seem to hide me from deer any better than the leafy suits. No other critters seemed to notice me when I wore it, but deer still knew something was up. Must have been the smell. It was very hard to hear anything with the hood on. Plus, all the dangly bits got caught on everything in the woods. Leafy suits seem to do just fine for me.

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Old 09-11-2009, 11:03 AM
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This year Im going leafy. I had awesome success in turkey season, and literally look like a bush if you stay still on the ground and simulate one. As far as bowseason I plan on using an arm sock so I wont stand a chance at it getting in my way at the shot.

Even with a leafy, or Ghillie.....scent is IMPORTANT. Those deer wouldnt have gotten within 75 yrds if the wind and scent werent right!

Dont let it make you over confident. I have seen some ghillies that look better for the special forces, and not hunting. Poor visibility, especially to see a .19 pin and will actually make a bit of noise when you arent careful.

Preference is with leafy and a sock on the bow arm!
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:35 PM
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you have to trim where the string is but they can really hide you good in the brush
here is a buddy of mine except he has a gun not a bow

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Old 09-11-2009, 12:39 PM
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can't get the pic sorry
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:24 AM
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okay good ideas. i think im going to get a leafy and a camo sock. thanks guys.
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