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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Crossbow hunting with Ghilli suit

I don't climb so I never archery hunted. When crossbows came in I took the plunge as I could hunt from a blind. This year I bought a ghilli suit so I would be able to move around some. It's a good thing as sometime this week a bear decided to trash my new blind ( they have no regard for other peoples property)

On Thursday I started to go out through one of my food plots and I saw a coyote coming towards me. I'm standing with no cover and he walks up about 20 yds and never sees me. Scratch 1 yote My Cyclone comes through. 3hours later I was looking behind me and when I turned around there was another yote staring at me from 20 feet away. We eyeballed each other for about 5 minutes. Later that night I had a 4 pt and spike feeding within 10 feet of me as I was sitting against a tree. Yesterday I had a bear eating clover what turned out to be 7 paces away from me, never saw me. Tonight I had does and fawns walk right past me sitting in my blind chair on the edge of the field. Who needs a blind
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That's cool

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Re: Crossbow hunting with Ghilli suit

Ha ha, you're a walking blind! Sounds like they really work. Do you employ some scent control?

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What suit did u buy & where from?

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Should be great for turkey season.

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go to http://www.ghilliesuitwarehouse.com I got the Camo System Jackal Ghillie Suit. I wear a two piece bone collector scent blocker top and pants under it. I spray everything down with cover scent on my tailgate and then put it on .

Deer would feed and look at me and keep feeding . I never even got a foot stomp head -bob from them
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Re: Crossbow hunting with Ghilli suit

How was your freedom of movement with the crossbow?

A Ghilli suit would beat dragging a blind around.
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About 10 years ago a friend of mine bought one of the first ones to come available and was really sold on it. Well, until a Mama bear and her 2 cubs decided to bed down for the morning about 20 steps from where he was sitting. Evidently the cubs didn't need as much sleep as their Mama and he was afraid to move in case he would peak their interest and come investigate. Several hours and many cramps later they finally moved off and I think that is when he retired the suit. That is about the same time we built him a fine treestand. lol They do work though!
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Freedom of movement is better than I thought. I pretty much sit in one spot all the time. I put the hood on after I get to my spot and I had to do some trimming on the hood so I could see better. It is kind of heavy , I think it said 8 lbs with this warm weather you don't want to walk very far. I found out real quick that you don't want to sit in direct sun .
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Be careful a large boar bear may think you are a berry bush and come for a bite...
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