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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Wearing baseball caps

I know most of us wear camo baseball cap style hats when we are out in woods. I have wore mine many times out in the field. But I got thinking the other day that the brim of the hat extends outward and creates a line as your turning your head. I have been busted up in a tree stand 15-25ft up on several occasions while turning my head slowly.

Do you think the brim makes a difference while turning your head? I think it does, but wondered if anyone has ever given this any thought?
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Never thought of the hat brim. I am always too worried about the glint from my glasses to worry about the shape of my hat.

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I am always too worried about the glint from my glasses....
Yes that's definitely an issue. I think I've spooked game as well with the sun hitting my glasses just right. I remember hunting with my bear gang and some of the guys duct tape their boots. My friend was posted next to me with the duct tape and the glare coming off was so intense.

I also was turkey hunting with another hunter and we were spaced out at about 50 yrds. Trying to mimic a hen moving away. Well he was very concealed but I was catching him turn his head by the brim of his hat in the corner of my eye.
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Re: Wearing baseball caps

Yes noticed that many years ago while squirrel hunting with a buddy...switched to a Jones style hat with a continuous rim.

Stocking head gear works too, but they do not keep the sun out on ones eyes.

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Always wore boonies with a loose brim for that reason

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I've killed probably close to 100 deer with a bow with a camo baseball hat on. I honestly can't blame any time I've been busted on a hat...movement is the issue, not so much the hat. Pick the right time to move, and you could be wearing a Viking helmet with 4 brims and it won't make a difference.

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I gotta side with shootbowtech. I think it is very rare if the difference between you get busted or not depends on a baseball hat brim. Unless the brim isn't camo or something weird.

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I gotta side with shootbowtech. I think it is very rare if the difference between you get busted or not depends on a baseball hat brim. Unless the brim isn't camo or something weird.
+1 It's like guys saying their white fletch scared the deer. If that deer is looking up & staring at you, you did something to get their attention.
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I gotta side with shootbowtech. I think it is very rare if the difference between you get busted or not depends on a baseball hat brim. Unless the brim isn't camo or something weird.
+1 It's like guys saying their white fletch scared the deer. If that deer is looking up & staring at you, you did something to get their attention.
I have had deer look up and stare at me when I didn't move a muscle. I was a good 15' high in a medium sized tree. Deer now know to look up. They never did that before. I didn't get busted, although she stared a long time. I was wearing a face mask and didn't move whatsoever. Sometimes I like to squint my eyes if deer are looking up at me.

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Re: Wearing baseball caps

The cap i wear has a short bill that does not interfere with my string. The one thing that i have found that has caused me to move more than usual while drawing back is my neck gator. If i have it up around my ears and i draw i can;t always find my anchor spot causing me to move more and not anchor correctly. That has not been the reason for me being busted in a tree.

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