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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Unread 01-22-2020, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Camo Patterns

Well after 12 years using the same archery scent blocker suit... it's time for a new one this 2020 season.

MY current pattern is Mossy Oak Break up..

I"m wondering what preference the majority of the users on here prefer the standard leaf or the military digital patterns for Pa. hardwoods hunting...

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I'm a frankencamo fan. Cabelas camo britches, first lite camo jacket and under armour camo gloves, w/ different cabelas camo boots. No way am I dropping over $500+ in one throw just to match for one system. I add pieces every year based on where I need upgrades and what I can find on sale. Nowadays if I'm in a treestand and not wearing bibs I top it all off with a leafy suit. Based on several experiences this years I've concluded it's much easier to win a stare down if you look like a tree.
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If they ever came back out with that original Mossy Oak Treestand pattern I'd be in line to get some. For the most part, IMO standing still is more important than any given pattern.

Currently I have Realtree, Cabelas Outfitter, and some faded MossyOak Breakup. They all seem to work.
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Just pick one you like....the deer/turkeys don't care. They all look the same from 20 yards away.

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Seeing hows I'm pretty cheap, and only buy my hunting garb at absolute closeout bargain bin prices, I don't think I own two items of matching camo.

If it's green or brown or gray, or some combination thereof, it meets my needs. I do believe in top notch construction, but I'm not a big believer in "patterns".
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I have some Realtree Extra, Predator Fall Gray (favorite), Core4Element in Mountain Mimicry.... Buck I shot last year I was wearing my Core4 pants and Cabelas Dryplus pullover in Outfitter camo. This years buck, Realtree Extra pants, Mossy Oak Fall Foliage jacket. Yes, that jacket is 25 years old and looks close to new. I'm a firm believer in minimal movement and good cover.

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I do try to pick camo that blends with the habitat I'll be hunting. Lighter for brush...darker for woods but since deer see shades of blacks and grays who knows what is best in any particular situation.

My son has been using a dark ghillie suit this year and I walked up on him a few times in the past few months. Even knowing where he was I could not pick him out until he moved. The ghillie suit breaks up the human outline. Breaking up the human outline and keeping movement to a minimum may be more important than any particular type camo.
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I use Realtree camo.
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They all work I usually select what I think will best match my days environment or back drop. However, I believe anything that helps break up one outline is a plus but don't necessary haft to be camo. Eventually the turkey have not passed on information to the next generations as my camo Tree Bark still works just fine. Took a lot of deer before camo made it's big splash on the market...

Remain still and do your best to decrease human odor is still the big plus.

Of course one can spent lots of $$ to obtain "Style points."

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It's amazing how well buffalo plaid blends into the woods. Not as well as camo, but many times a lot better than you'd think.
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