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#7122463 - 03/25/18 02:06 PM Clothing for Varmint hunting at night question
P&Y Bowhunter Offline


Registered: 01/27/09
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I'm quite familiar with proper camo when hunting deer, turkey, etc during the daytime. I am looking to do varmint hunting at night including bobcat and coyote. Do I need to wear the same camo as in the day time or should I wear black, or otherwise? It may depend on the surroundings. Do I need to be concerned about head net and such like?

Thank you for any input offered, it is appreciated.


Edited by P&Y Bowhunter (03/25/18 02:10 PM)

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#7122533 - 03/25/18 03:25 PM Re: Clothing for Varmint hunting at night question [Re: P&Y Bowhunter]
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Play the wind and stay behind the light. Dark or camo. Anything that would break up an outline. Clothing not nearly as important as the wind and light work.

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#7122793 - 03/25/18 08:01 PM Re: Clothing for Varmint hunting at night question [Re: P&Y Bowhunter]
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When I first started I thought wearing black was a good way to go. Not really. There will be nights like last night when the moon will make that black stand out..... think seeing a black hog or cow so now I mostly wear similar clothing that I wear in the day time.
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#7124214 - 03/26/18 11:35 PM Re: Clothing for Varmint hunting at night question [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
When I first started I thought wearing black was a good way to go. Not really. There will be nights like last night when the moon will make that black stand out..... think seeing a black hog or cow so now I mostly wear similar clothing that I wear in the day time.


+1

I tend to wear black only on nights with no moon or heavy cloud cover.

Aside from the advice given so far, I think a big issue is just staying still. I have run calls from the middle of a field where I was the only thing around above grass level. If you don't move much, you don't attract attention and are less apt to be perceived as as threat.
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#7139992 - 04/13/18 08:52 AM Re: Clothing for Varmint hunting at night question [Re: P&Y Bowhunter]
JCCinOhio Offline
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I just wear a gray hoodie and jeans. If it's real dark you can wear just about anything.. and stand in the middle of the field. When there's moon, I stay closer to the treeline.

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#7140003 - 04/13/18 09:03 AM Re: Clothing for Varmint hunting at night question [Re: P&Y Bowhunter]
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I wear whatever I had on when I got off work.

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