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#5414879 - 11/12/14 12:16 AM Sunglasses
Duck_Hunter Offline
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First, obviously I'm new to the forum. I hope to be able to contribute some good stories and pictures this season.

I have a question about wearing shades while hunting. I hunt with a buddy who has a lease and usually we are facing directly into the sun in the mornings. First time, I didn't wear sunglasses and I struggled. The second time I did and we had far fewer birds interested in the decoys. If we weren't facing the sun, I wouldn't worry about the shades, but it's tough staring straight into it all morning

Do you think this has any effect? Does anyone wear sunglasses when hunting? I'm looking at getting either Costas or Smiths for fishing, which I would probably wear for hunting, too, so if there is a color lens anyone suggests?

#5414888 - 11/12/14 12:26 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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I wear sunglasses duck hunting, dove hunting, turkey hunting, pretty much anytime the sun might be a factor. My eyes are crazy sensitive, if the sun is up you bet it will affect me.

I have 2 pairs I wear, some matte black Costas with black lenses and matte brown Arnettes with amber lenses.

I have been told amber lenses are best because they do not reflect as much but I have had zero problems with either. Also worn glasses deer hunting but have not been doing that as long. Even wore a pair when I was antelope hunting this year, didn't spook anything. At one point or another people give me crap for wearing them, but they help me see better and keep powder out of my eyes so I don't care!

#5414930 - 11/12/14 04:39 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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#5414934 - 11/12/14 04:47 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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#5415019 - 11/12/14 06:38 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Stop wearing white sunglasses
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#5415021 - 11/12/14 06:38 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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(I wear black ones with blue lenses and they are fine, just don't move)
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#5415026 - 11/12/14 06:44 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Get Costas you wll not regret it best glasses ever and not just because they are my sponsor
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#5415129 - 11/12/14 08:03 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
Teamjefe Offline

Registered: 11/11/09
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I wear brown Maui Jims while fishing, hunting, driving, etc. I would say glasses are okay for duck hunting as long as you wear a hat and keep your face down. Ideally one person should be spotting the birds and calling the shot while everyone else has their face down.

#5415142 - 11/12/14 08:08 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: DUCKHUNTR35]
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Originally Posted By: DUCKHUNTR35
Get Costas you wll not regret it best glasses ever and not just because they are my sponsor

My wife sells Costas and I got prescription Costas. Boom!!!! I have never been able to wea sunglasses. I love me some Costas! To the OP, you should be able to wear whatever on your face without scaring the ducks. Your should be able to wear bright pink if you want to, because your face should be buried in the blind material or covered up. I get kind of realmad when people in the blind stick their melon heads up looking at working ducks. That is when I get all coach in the blind.

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#5415219 - 11/12/14 08:38 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
dfwguy Offline
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I wear the costa fantails with green lenses. Any time I have to lookin the sun, you bet those suckers are on. Just keep your head down like you're supposed to

#5415227 - 11/12/14 08:40 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
atleastitsnotaford Offline
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Registered: 11/09/14
Posts: 7
Love my costa's. Highly recommend the glass lenses!

#5415244 - 11/12/14 08:47 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
Dave Speer Offline

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I have to wear glasses... so when the sun comes up I pop on my shades. I personally wouldn't wear mirror shades duck hunting but I probably look at the ducks more than I should. Ducks see glare all the time, they are landing on water. It's moving glare/movement on land that scares the crap out of them. And since I have to wear SOMETHING, I'm going to be comfortable. I don't think my amber lenses have any more glare than my regular glasses.
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#5415394 - 11/12/14 09:47 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
Leonardo Offline
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I wear mine when I need to.

By the way I look at the ducks working too! It is part of the fun. I try to hide best I can and be discrete but that is part of the reason I am out there.

#5415396 - 11/12/14 09:48 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
fowlslayer11 Offline

Registered: 06/14/13
Posts: 532
Loc: The coast
Can't go wrong with Costas. I love my brines w/ the tortoise frame and green 580G lens. Everything is picture perfect.
Coastal Prairie & Matagorda Bay system. Sic'em.

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#5415400 - 11/12/14 09:50 AM Re: Sunglasses [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Awesome, guys. Thanks. Dave, GtT, Ramball and everyone else. Those are the answers I was looking for.

Looks like Costas might be the way to go. Thanks, JDK, happy to be here!

Edited by Duck_Hunter (11/12/14 09:54 AM)

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