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Old 03-01-2009, 04:52 AM   #21
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Oh, forgot to say. I was wearing tattered work coveralls with manual tranny fluid on them and wearing an orange hat.
Last year my neighbor shot a 7 pointer In his skivvies as his kids were getting on the bus.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:08 PM   #22
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My deer stand has a nice camo / ghillie net over it to blend it in with the trees but my arse is decked out in blaze Orange. In Minnesota the law is everything waist up has to be blaze orange (except gloves) for deer hunting. I personally wear blaze orange head to toe because I do not trust all the ignorant hunters that hunt the public land next to my private land. Every year hunters are killed by other hunters while wearing blaze orange because they are mistaken for deer. There is a lot of dumb mother F-ckers out there and the better chance I have not looking like an animal the better chance I have at hunting another day.

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Old 03-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #23
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Did they change that law? I thought it had to be at least 50% Blaze orange.

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Did they change that law? I thought it had to be at least 50% Blaze orange.

In Minnesota it is everything waist up must be blaze orange except gloves. I don't know when that law started but it was been that way for at least ten years now.
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I laugh every time I go to Cabela's or Bass Pro and see all these people spending hundreds of $$$ on all this camo gear,scent block this & that,etc.
How did the human race ever make it to this point and time without having access to all this ingenius stuff.LOL
It is all a marketing ploy,paying big money to all the companies that make this stuff,and the idiots that buy into it.
Hell,I've deer hunted in Shorts and a T-shirt,here in Tx. when it has been 80 degrees in Nov.
I can see the need for camo clothing if you are Bowhunting,or Knifehunting where you need to get as close as possible to the game,but for hunting with a gun,give me a break,especially if you are using a blind with a feeder 50-100yrds away,or if you are in a tree stand 20ft off the ground.
Buy it if you think you need it or want to look like Joe Cool Hunter,but I will just spend my money on things I really need.

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Camo was invented for one and only one type of prey... Man. The human brain works differently than most PREY animals. They look for motion and listen for sounds associated with motion. Hunting animals look for paterns and shapes (like the human brain) So the only time camo is really needed is when you are hunting the hunters. (and i dont mean people lol)Think about it. Native Americans successfully hunter many different types of animals wearing nothing but loin cloths and such and still were capable of getting close enough to use a very primitive "short bow". A weapon only capable of a fatal blow up to around 30-40 feet. The best camo you will ever find is a keen understanding of the mentality of what you are hunting.

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While it may not be as necessary as some believe, it is a good idea to break up your sillouete as much as possible. It definately depends on your hunting situation. I hunt from a stand,even in rifle season. You never know when one will walk right up to you. With the contour of the land at 20 yards one may even be nose to nose with you. They less they percieve a threat, the more likely they are to continue on their route. Now if you are hunting from a blind, then no. Escpecially if it is a fixed blind they are used too.

I do agree with Txhillbilly though, that most of what you see in stores are gimmicks that you don't need. I have a few calls and some cover scent, I wear the camo and use scent eliminator. I try to keep it simple though. I hunt with a Remington 700 Sendero 7mm Mag, weight being a priority, I can't haul all of those "gimmicks" to my stand.
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