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December 30th, 2012 10:18 PM
I never went in for the fancy high tech clothes. For deer hunting I hunt from the ground with a light tarp setup for a blind with brush. I wear either Carhartt pants or a pair of wool pants. Fleece or wool coat and cover up with an old army poncho and a wool hat.
Bow hunting - mostly the same clothes except for a lighter jacket with thinner sleeves, wool or fleece.
No fancy scent block or rubber boots for me. I wear tennis shoes so I can feel the ground when I stalk. If it is going to be nasty weather I'll opt for boots when there may be a lot of mud.
Work the wind, sit still, or stalk with extremely slow movements. This has always worked for me as it has for thousands of men over thousands of years. I'd rather spend my money on a new rifle, new bow, or a great bird hunt.
December 30th, 2012 10:20 PM
Trying to develop a giant mousetrap that I can put some sweetfeed on. Won't need the rifle or bow anymore.
January 1st, 2013 10:46 AM
I got sucked into the frenzy a little bit but I'm backing out now that I have the essentials I need. I've only been hunting for 2 years because I was so busy with sports growing up and then college that I never had time to commit to adding yet another sport, even though it was something I wanted to do. I do own some decent Real Tree attire for bow hunting, but when I shot my deer this year (opening day for rifle) I was wearing brown pants and an extremely faded long sleeve camo T. (with orange vest and hat of course)
I would say the only "fad" I subscribe to is the rubber boot mentality. I spray my boots with scent killer before going into the woods to minimize the scent that might get left behind in the case where it *might* push deer towards other areas when they smell something out of the norm left from my boots. I also hunt in a lot of low areas near water, so the boots have kept my feet warm and dry many, many times. The only downfall to them is not being able to move quietly, but that's difficult no matter what.
January 1st, 2013 11:05 AM
It's called "marketing" and they have college degrees for convincing people to buy things they don't need.
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January 1st, 2013 03:19 PM
Our hunting camp consists of several old timers, and a few new hunters that stay for only a couple of seasons. We get a kick out of the $$$$ camo attire that shows up with the new hunters. Us old pfarts wear our regular work clothes, and never fail to harvest what we need. If they want to spend the money, fine - but a complete $$$ head - toe camo outfit sure would buy a lot of ammo. As long as they enjoy the sport, that's what really matters.
January 1st, 2013 04:53 PM
I have a scent block suit. It is about 10 years old. I do not think it blocks much anymore. I still get deer. I need some new pants, since I have had to repair mine a couple times. I'll probably go looking now that the season is out. I buy most of my stuff at the end of the season when I can.
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
"Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"
January 1st, 2013 09:36 PM
Dude nice avatar! very patriot-ic!
Originally Posted by SIXTO
January 1st, 2013 09:52 PM
Around here, somebody gets a deer almost every day, and it doesn't matter what color car you are driving!
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