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Camo for birch and poplar trees?

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what do you use when your hunting in birch or poplar(don't know how to spell smirk.gif) im wearing desert camo coveralls and they seem to all ways look up at me even though im not moving.

i washed the coveralls with that sport wash UV killing stuff. i only used a cap full though, do i need to use more? any advice would greatly be appreciated!

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those are the trees i try to avoid unless there is a oak tree directly behind it with the limbs protruding around you to help break you up. otherwise maybe try snow camo?

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Skyline camo... it's getting harder to find though. Can't keep up with the marketing of mossy oak and real tree...

Try their horizon or cold morning patterns. Just do a search using the name Skyline camo.

Good Luck!

Ken

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I hear you on the poplar trees. I got busted by 4 different deer over the long last weekend. I saw one and she came close but then went downwind of me. the other 3 I did not see but I heard them blow/snort or whatever you call it. I try to have some backdrop but it isn't always available and those climbers work so good on poplar trees. Thanks for the tip Labs on that camo. I will have to try and find some.

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Sometimes I zip-tie some brush/branches to my climber just to break up the sillhoute(sp) of my body. I have still gotten busted a few times but it seems to help.

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I try to get really high in those, and try to sit on the back side of the tree, so you are acually looking the wrong way, then for the shot you stand up and turn around and shoot. Not as nice as looking at where there are coming from, but i do that alot. It has saved me a quite a few times. I get to hide from them if i dont plan on shooting them, you also get away with drawing with no problems. I do this on most of my stands. Those dang does are curious and if they see anything out of the ordinary they will blow and screw up the hole night. But if they blow and stay there they get drilled. Thats how i solve those pesky does.

If you ever get busted by them looking at you, you should move your stand, becasue they will continue to look up at the tree even if your not there. Your best bet is to move farther up the trail to get them before they get to your old tree. Good luck.

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Hello,I would bring a couple (3) bungie cords and some camo fabric and make a little tent around yourself,ground,tree or wherever...hope this helps

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Skyline is the way to go with those types of trees! I use it in the aspens out in colorado and it blends very well. I have a photo of myself sitting against an aspen and eating lunch from about thirty yards and at first glance it just appears to be a skyline mountain view shot. I have it on my bulletin board at work for when I need to get away from the daily grind.

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Skyline is a good one. They make or used to make a pattern called Apparition. Stuff would work great in the snow too.

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Predator Fall Grey.....nothing but.

Joel

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There was an interesting study on ArcheryTalk forum where a guy had his wife take black and white pictures of him in different camo patterns in his tree stand. The one that looked the best against the sky was the snow camo. I can't get access to the site from work otherwise I would post a link.

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