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Cammo or No Cammo?

Old 12-09-2009, 10:10 AM
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the carthearts work no doubt, but up in a tree or on the ground with minimal cover, i say camo, i think the solid color of the bibs makes a bigger outline..i think deer see like cheetahs, if ya dont move they cant see ya...the more broken patterns the better.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:28 AM
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Are you hunting with a gun or bow? I've never bothered with camo when I was gun hunting because it was just covered up with unpatterned blaze orange anyway. I figure if they can't see the blaze orange, they aren't going to see the carhart tan.

Since I've started bow hunting, I think the camo helps. You can still get deer close without it, but there will be times when an alert deer is coming in, and the camo may provide that extra level of deception to draw it in closer.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:29 AM
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it kills me how many guys where the tan carhartt during season...you are just asking for trouble

camo certainly helps!
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:33 AM
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Best camo is to remain motionless.

I own MANY different camo patterns, so I am a believer
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:37 AM
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hunting from your truck - no camo needed

hunting out of the truck - camo needed, IMO, I know evolutions takes much longer than the 100 years it has been indians used cloth underware compared to our camo clothes, but I really do believe that they have evolved enough to justify the use of camo to increase your odds of getting game.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:30 PM
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if you hunt public land DO NOT wear tan clothes you will get shot at there are so many idiots out there
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:45 PM
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I just have one question...what is "cammo"? Is it any relation to camo? j/k...but seriously. The big deal with not wearing a camo pattern is that you look like a big blob...big blobs are not normally present in nature in the shape of a human.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:50 PM
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It depends on how you're hunting, it isn't essential all the time. If there's a chance you could be seen then wear camo, in a well hidden blind you could wear a Bozo the Clown suit and not worry. Open pattens consistantly outperform cluttered ones, if it looks "busy" to you it will look like a dark blob to a deer. My faves are Natural Gear and ASAT. BTW, deer aren't totally color blind, they see blue, green, and yellow extremely well. They also see into the lower UV spectrum, including blaze orange, UV killer will take out the reflectivity. Their eyes are particularly sensitive to motion. Because of the position of their eyes on the sides of their head they have little to no depth perception.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:09 PM
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I wear camo on ocasions most of the time a carhart and warm pant will do fine!
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:29 PM
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I don't use camo unless I am bowhunting. For me during rifle season it is either Carhartts or blue jeans for pants and flannel shirts or green fleece jacket up top, but that is covered up by my orange. Although if I sat in a tree stand all day, I may use camo, but spot and stalk I have no need for camo to get within 100 yds.
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