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#6317197 - 05/31/16 11:28 AM Camo or no camo?
The Rookie Hunter Offline
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Registered: 04/21/16
Posts: 13
Loc: Canada
Hey guys,
I've put a few questions out to all of you now and really appreciate all of the feedback I get. Me and a good friend have a hunting podcast where I've include the feedback from this forum. The gear episodes we did were really well received, so thanks to anyone that chimed in on that post a while back.
Anyways, the one question we keep getting from listeners is the classic camouflage clothing question. Is it necessary? Does it improve your chances for success? Does the species your focused on hunting or the terrain you're in require camo? Or, is it just one more expensive piece of gear that we could all do without. If you have brands you like/dislike please name those.
I have my thoughts on this one and so does my co-host, but I'd really like to hear thoughts and suggestions from you guys. Thanks in advance. We'll be sharing your advice on our next episode. Cheers!
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#6317213 - 05/31/16 11:38 AM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
BOBO the Clown Offline
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42700
Loc: Metroplex
Every situation is different.

I'm more worried with technical aspects of the clothing to match the type hunt then than it being camo or solid.

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#6317218 - 05/31/16 11:40 AM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Every situation is different.

I'm more worried with technical aspects of the clothing to match the type hunt then than it being camo or solid.


Well said ...
Setup and Windage plays a huge role in my line of attack up
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#6317237 - 05/31/16 11:55 AM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
Hoytman Offline
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Registered: 10/06/06
Posts: 3647
Loc: hopkins co
I think its a plus to have the camo but to go out and buy the outfits today is expensive and not really any better than ur old camo.
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#6317243 - 05/31/16 12:00 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
TexasKC Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 2300
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
I don't use camo. Never saw the need for it.

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#6317262 - 05/31/16 12:12 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: TexasKC]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42700
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: TexasKC
I don't use camo. Never saw the need for it.


Texas not so much, hunting the mountains, if it buys you 5 more seconds as an elk or Mulie deer is looking at you, that maybe all you need to get an arrow in the boiler room.


With that said I hunt in solid colored pants out west a bunch but my shirts are camo.

But for me the clothing needs to meet the techincal aspects.

Cold= warm
Cold/windy=wind blocking
Hot- breathable and wicking
Rainy- waterproof or great DWR
Long pack in hunt- repel human stink factor for more then two days.

Etc

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#6317265 - 05/31/16 12:16 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
Mr. T. Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
The only reason that camo is needed in Texas is so that when I walk into a resturant I can see who else is hunting because they are all decked out in camo also. So I get to exchange a "How did you do today" with people who I otherwise would not know were hunting.
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#6317363 - 05/31/16 01:19 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5473
Loc: texas
If I'm in a box blind, no camo. Sitting in a tree, up against a tree, in a tripod, or walking around I will have camo on.
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#6317364 - 05/31/16 01:19 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: Mr. T.]
JJH Online   content
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Registered: 10/03/06
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Loc: Katy
camo is only needed when you are enclosed in a box blind watching a feeder clap

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#6317379 - 05/31/16 01:27 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Duck hunters only.
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#6317412 - 05/31/16 01:55 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
soonerdg Offline
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Registered: 07/13/07
Posts: 298
I wear camo on almost every hunt? why? Because those are my hunting clothes. I don't have a closet full of hunting clothes because I don't need them. I wear my hunting clothes, which are mostly camo, whenever I hunt. These are the clothes that I take precautions to keep separate from my other clothes and household things so that they don't absorb those odors. They are washed and stored separately. Too much trouble to do this with more than one or two sets of clothes. So I wear camo when I hunt.

However, I put it on when I get out of the truck at the hunt site and take it off when I get back. Wearing head to toe camo when you aren't actually hunting is just tacky.


Edited by soonerdg (05/31/16 01:56 PM)

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#6317416 - 05/31/16 02:04 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
RedSnake Online   content
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Registered: 05/08/10
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Loc: Dallas / Nolan County
i wear camo for the cool factor
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#6317544 - 05/31/16 03:34 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 12152
Loc: Big D
I don't like ripped crotches from barb wire on my good clothes so I wear the same camo I bought for $10 at Academy 15 years ago. And some old jeans as well I don't mind getting blood all over them.

If you are looking for sponsors. Camo is definitely required. At least 10 sets of it.

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#6317588 - 05/31/16 03:58 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
phantom Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1080
Loc: dfw
I have actually have people upset that as a guide I am not wearing camo all the time.
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#6317596 - 05/31/16 04:02 PM Re: Camo or no camo? [Re: The Rookie Hunter]
Creekrunner Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8993
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I wear camo more when I'm out in public than I do hunting, just for the helluva it.grin

Wind direction is the most important. Movement/cover is 2nd.

I have never in my life driven to some spot, got out, got bare-arsed nekid, pulled some other clothes outa some charcoal infused container, put 'em on and gone hunting. Them pointy stick guys that do that need to be committed.
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