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Ill probably get crap for this But IMO camo patterns are for us and not the game we hunt as long as you break up your out line it doesnt matter if your in a bare tree out in the open they will see you know matter what you wear, and if you have some things in your back drop branches, leaves and sit still youll be ok
^^^What he said. It's doesn't matter unless you want the bragging rights to "most money spent on camo".
 

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Ill probably get crap for this But IMO camo patterns are for us and not the game we hunt as long as you break up your out line it doesnt matter if your in a bare tree out in the open they will see you know matter what you wear, and if you have some things in your back drop branches, leaves and sit still youll be ok
This is right. I’d worry more about comfort and quality, something that will last. I’ve killed them with the bow wearing F/O. Scent and movement get more hunters busted then the camo pattern they are wearing.
My daughter and I had a buck sniffing our boots while sitting on the ground in F/O in the youth doe hunt 2 years ago. Walked across the field right to us. Neither of us moved and the wind direction was right.
 

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Ill probably get crap for this But IMO camo patterns are for us and not the game we hunt as long as you break up your out line it doesnt matter if your in a bare tree out in the open they will see you know matter what you wear, and if you have some things in your back drop branches, leaves and sit still youll be ok
I have always thought along those lines, that no matter what pattern you are wearing, the deer is mostly just seeing a dark blob up in the tree. One of my stands has very little natural camoflage or breakup so I always thought a kind of snow camo pattern would be good in that spot
 

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Surprised no one mentioned wool plaids,it’s a great form of camo plus wool absorbs light which give it a dulling effect,and extremly quiet when brushing up against anything in the woods.
I agree, and did mention that earlier. It really is surprising how well the red or green traditional PA plaids breakup the outline. Other colors would do the same, but the red or green are the most common in PA woods.
 

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Surprised no one mentioned wool plaids,it’s a great form of camo plus wool absorbs light which give it a dulling effect,and extremly quiet when brushing up against anything in the woods.
Yup and wool is a great material
better than all the others imo
sheep are in the desert 100 degrees and in 70 below wearing the same thing my socks base layers, mid weight and heavy weight are all high % wool
even keeps you cool if you know how to use it
 

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Yup and wool is a great material
better than all the others imo
sheep are in the desert 100 degrees and in 70 below wearing the same thing my socks base layers, mid weight and heavy weight are all high % wool
even keeps you cool if you know how to use it
The only fabric that actually generates heat when wet! https://www.woolme.co.uk/blog/how-does-wool-keep-us-warm/

Not a tremendous amount, but there are times when I'll take whatever I can get. My preferred choice for the woods, by far.
 

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Big Fan of Huntworth camo, particularly their disruption pattern. Plus they are a pittsburgh based company so like supporting local.
 

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It has always been my belief that if they don't wind you or catch you moving you can wear just about anything you want? I have made kills wearing an old green army shirt and blue jeans. Turkeys are a different story!
 

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When younger,as part of my job, at times I was required to wear a tie and jacket (ick!!!). One morning, during the second week of rifle season,dressed for work, I walked outside and saw a good buck across the road. Went into the garage, grabbed my gun, and ran through the woods to where I thought that buck was heading. Shot him, while I was in full jacket and tie office regalia. I can tell you, through experience, leather soled wingtips are a poor choice of woodland footwear!
 

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When younger,as part of my job, at times I was required to wear a tie and jacket (ick!!!). One morning, during the second week of rifle season,dressed for work, I walked outside and saw a good buck across the road. Went into the garage, grabbed my gun, and ran through the woods to where I thought that buck was heading. Shot him, while I was in full jacket and tie office regalia. I can tell you, through experience, leather soled wingtips are a poor choice of woodland footwear!
Did you get the buck? :)
 

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Don't think your camo patern matters. JMO
Your right, it don't. Not one bit. Camo patterns work great for what they are designed to do, which is to separate hunters from their money.
 
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asat, surplus woodland camo, leafy suits. IMHO covering your face is a huge deal in deer busting you. Breaking up your outline is huge, asat is best for that, deer tend to look right through you with it on.
 

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I have never wore a face mask while deer hunting and stopped using camo face paint in the 70's. I never determined it made any difference for me.....Camo....I wear it cause quality attire can be acquired which fits the different weather conditions and it gives me a degree of comfort warm or cold and it increases my frame of mind., but I don't go crazy with the pattern selection but, sometimes grab outer garments that I believe my match my background or environment that day....
 

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I'll admit, I love First Lite and have a a bunch of their stuff for early season and for when I go out west. It is expensive, but I wait for the sales and use a buddy who has a hookup so it's even cheaper. I have no complaints with the performance or pattern - I use the Fusion pattern. However, I have not purchased their cold weather gear because it is crazy expensive and when the weather gets cold I turn to my trusty bib and jacket in Realtree X-tra I purchased at a local K-Mart when it was going out of business for pennies on the dollar. By far my favorite piece of hunting outerwear. Bottom line, doesn't really matter what you get, just buy what you like and don't be afraid to mix it up!
 

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There’s a well known writer/bow hunter, that wears snow camo in October, and I believe it works well for him.
 
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