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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-20-2020, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Photo realistic straps tree bark

Does anyone have recommendations for photo realistic cam buckle style webbing? Looking for something that is not going to stick out. The general camo ones I've see are not very desirable
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I use small back bungees from Walmart. 20 for $5 or so. Cant be more than 3/16 inch In diameter when stretched. Then wrap dead leaves around them around the tree. Ill have to take some pics with them on the tree when I pick them up. Lookin like March at this point. Ice on snow is thick, let the deer hole up and stay put.
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Plain bare wire. Buy a spool of it at Lowes.

Just wrap it around the tree like a big twist tie.

Its nearly invisible.
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Use different colors to closely match the support trees.

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3 mm camo paracord with a truckers hitch. Much less obvious than webbing straps.
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This is what I use and was referring to.

Cut it with any diagonal cutters. Make a length about 6 longer than needed to get around the tree, twist like a twist tie. Cheap and easy. And vanishes against tree bark.
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Thanks! You have me a good idea on how to use some of my saltwater fishing gear that has been laying around for a couple years....I have some Malin 30# wire just sitting there and it should work real good for this.

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Plain bare wire. Buy a spool of it at Lowes.

Just wrap it around the tree like a big twist tie.

Its nearly invisible.
Tie wire or trap wire works great too. Once its rusted it blends in great

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In addition to matching the color of tree bark one can limit their locations of set up to be in hot spots and off the beaten trails.
In mature forest and when the leaves are gone from the trees I can often spot the cam tree strap fasters from over a hundred yards away. I see some where people use flagging leading to their T cams and stands.....Raising them above normal eye level can also help.

I have have had a cam on the same deer trail for 5 years plus, but it is well hidden from a normal foot trail; however, every year just before archery and during archery the cam will pick up several picture of hunters using a foot trail in the back ground, but to date no one has walked up to the cam or given it a glance in spite of that location being one of my best source of bigger bucks in the area....

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