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blaze camo bowhunting

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Kodiak

does anyone here use blaze camo while bowhunting? can the deer see you any better with the blaze camo? i am sure they can but i am wondering because i just took up bowhunting and dont have any cold weather woodlands camo. I only have my waterfowl stuff and firearm cold weather gear.

jason

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Dahitman44

I use it while bow hunting during fire arms. You need to use it during Muzzle season as well.

If you are up high in a tree or in a ground blind I wouldn't worry about the orange.

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Meat-Run

Ok, similar question. I live in Brainerd and am still archery hunting. Now that Zone 2 is closed do I have to wear any orange????

meat run confused.gif

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tealitup

No - when the season is closed you do not have to. Also, I do not believe you have to wear blaze orange in an area which is closed to gun/muzzle loader hunters.

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chucker34

I watched a guy on a neighboring property not more than a hundred yards away put on a stalk with his bow through the woods. He wearing all camo except for an orange ski mask. I had some fun with him though by blowing on my buck grunt call several times.

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almostthere!

Deer are color blind. They see everything in a shade of grey. All you have to do is break up your outline.

Definitely use blaze orange during the gun seasons. Too many trigger happy people out in the woods.

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chucker34

Ditto. I even put some strips of orange duck tape on the outside of my ground blinds - especially near the door - on my own private land as a precaution during gun season. Can't be too careful.

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Dahitman44

Right on, Chucker.

You can never be too careful.

When you are dead you can't hunt a whole heck-of-a-lot -- Unless you are on the happy hunting grounds and that is a topic for another day.

Can never be too careful.

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chucker34

To Dahitman's point, I also wear an orange hat, neck gaiter, vest, and gloves while in my blind with orange duck tape strips. You can never be too careful per the story below...

FBI investigating shooting of hunter near Detroit Lakes

FBI investigating shooting of hunter near Detroit Lakes

The FBI was investigating today the wounding of a bow hunter who was shot in the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.

Associated Press

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The FBI was investigating today the wounding of a bow hunter who was shot in the Tamarac Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes.

The 45-year-old Callaway man was shot in his left arm Nov. 3.

The victim told investigators that one of two people armed with rifles pointed a gun and shot him as he moved out his blind.

The hunter eventually made it to a trail, where he was found by his son.

FBI special agent Paul McCabe said the victim was dressed in camouflage, but was inside a blind marked with a blaze orange flag.

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Gus

It is scarry that we have to share the woods with hunt... I mean idiots like that! mad.gif

On the topic, I wear a blaze camo vest, hat, and neck gator. I try to position my stand up high and with mucho cover around me usually from a pine tree or something like that. It will help hide you from the deer and most importantly hide your movement of the draw.

Good luck

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SnoManX

OK, along the lines of the blaze orange question. When do you guys wear white camo? Do you wear it in the tree stands or only when hunting from the ground? I'm trying to decide if I need two sets of winter gear - snow and Mossy Oak Break up. Does Hardwoods Gray work better in the winter than Mossy Oak Break up?

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HateHumminbird

I'm a real fan of Predator Fall Grey. Seems like you can get away with using it in snowy conditions on the ground, and it's phenomenal up in a tree.

Joel

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Meat-Run

jnelson,

I have herd the same thing. One thing is I wish they had more of a selection in the late season clothing.

mr

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HateHumminbird

Meat-run:

I used to feel the same way. What I tend to do now for most clothing though, is to buy it just a little big, then use a layering approach with many of the hi-tech wicking underwear that's out there now. I stay warmer than I used to, and I can use the camo for more multipurpose situations, such as spring turkey hunting, etc.

I was first turned onto the stuff by the boys at Double-Bull, and have loved it ever since.

Joel

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SnoManX

Who makes Predator Fall Gray? And where can I find it?

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Meat-Run

Trotoutdoors,

has everything you'll need and great service.

mr

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chris63

Hey guy's,even if you wear blaze orange,(except your cammo hat)a guy can still be shot,by one of his own party no less,I say be xtra carefull no animal is worth death!!!!!!c63

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