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Arrow Splitter
03-19-2013, 07:01 AM
HawgEnvy's thread gave me the idea for this thread. So what's your favorite camo pattern?

Here's one of mine: http://cdn.realtree.com/sites/default/files/camo/patterns/camo-image-aps-6.jpg

A.S

typically8
03-19-2013, 09:48 AM
Mossy Oak Treestand first, then Predator Deception.

elkslayer4x5
03-19-2013, 10:02 AM
Cabela's propriatary Seclusion 3D "Konifer" I would really like to be able to purchase this by the yard, but Cabela's uses it for their clothing, and does'nt sell it by the yard. :mad:

http://images.imagelinky.com/1363709087.JPG (http://images.imagelinky.com/1363709087.JPG)

Double S
03-19-2013, 10:32 AM
ASAT camo.




http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/ASATCamoRyteranemesisfinishedblackandwhite.jpg

Mike G
03-19-2013, 02:11 PM
Flat gray with a bit of tan, green and brown mixed in, maybe a few wavy black lines.

Most camo patterns at a distance are way to cluttered with detail and become a black blob.

wscywabbit
03-19-2013, 03:01 PM
There are lots of nice patterns out there, for a small fortune you can take your pick. But I still believe that one of the best patterns ever made is the US Military Woodlands camo, which is why I hunt in surplus BDUs. :)

7839

Mike G
03-19-2013, 03:29 PM
wabbit hit it right... for a small fortune anyone can have a camo pattern that will blend in great in whatever surroundings you find yourself in. You just need to have a lot of different patterns. Early in the bow season I have camo that is greener. I then transition into my fall patterns. Once it snows I break out my snow camo and leave the trees. The big problem with my bow is I can't change it's camo easily. A flat light gray would blend better than anything in most all situations.

I don't even want to know how much money I have in camo clothes and insulated under garments and socks. I like to change the under garments daily, if not more, because I don't have time to wash them constantly every night. I don't trust that to anyone else to do it for me, correctly.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-19-2013, 03:59 PM
There are lots of nice patterns out there, for a small fortune you can take your pick. But I still believe that one of the best patterns ever made is the US Military Woodlands camo, which is why I hunt in surplus BDUs. :)

7839I agree somewhat wabbit, but here in our terrain our back grounds differ during hunting season. There are more browns in our terrain and whites as in birch trees.


Hutch:cool:

CaptJJ
03-19-2013, 04:08 PM
Asat 3d when I am on the ground, what a difference it makes. Tried it in the tree a few times, but I stili like Mossy Oak when I climb, it works good where I hunt; just don't let them see you move and climb high or into cover.;)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-19-2013, 04:22 PM
Asat 3d when I am on the ground, what a difference it makes. Tried it in the tree a few times, but I stili like Mossy Oak when I climb, it works good where I hunt; just don't let them see you move and climb high or into cover.;)

Have agree CaptJJ, being not to far from you Mossy Oak, works well in these areas. I will have to check out ASAT 3d.




Hutch:cool:

wscywabbit
03-19-2013, 04:32 PM
I agree guys, that there is no one pattern that fits all. I do have some other patterns for different things. But for me, the woodlands is a good general purpose pattern. It works well on the ground as well as in a stand. I don't have to be surrounded by green, as it has other colors as well.

Fun story; elk hunting in Eastern Oregon, end of October, there are spots of snow, the grass is green but evergreens abound in in the Blue Mountains of Oregon. Heading back to the truck after a long hike and uneventful morning, my friend and I, both wearing BDUs in woodland cut across a meadow that is brown with the season. We hear the crashing of branches and the thump of approaching footsteps, so we freeze right where we are. A cow and a calf come running into the clearing and up to about 20yds from where we are pinned in the open. They stop, the cow is looking at us, smelling the air. I'm crouched and Travis was caught standing up a few feet behind me, but he's "hunkered" over a bit to distort his profile. The cow knows that something is there, the calf is genuinely curious, they both creep forward to about 10 yds. Neither Travis or I move a muscle. The elk know there's something there. They can't figure out what. As far as they can tell we're bushes in the middle of this meadow. After the longest 3 or 4 minutes ever, my legs are cramping and I'm pretty sure that there aren't any other elk coming behind them. So I stand up straight and wave my hand at them. Of course they bolted. Too bad there wasn't a bull lingering around, but it was a very cool experience that may not have happened if we hadn't been all camied up ;).

I have a bunch of Mossy Oak as well, but feel like it tends to blotch at longer distances and turn into a big dark blob. I don't have any but REALLY like the ASAT camo :)

typically8
03-19-2013, 11:35 PM
I saw a cool video awhile back about camo. It basically said that larger patterns are better because the finer stuff blurs together to form a blob. He even showed pics of a guy in a tree wearing a large print Hawaiian shirt. The first was in color the second in black/white. It was very convincing. I wish I knew where I saw the video. IMO, Predator and MOT do a good job in my terrain. I love camo. I am always ebaying up some stuff. I will paint all my stands and ladders. I want to paint my hunting rig but dont want to lose the resale value.

dzsmith
03-20-2013, 04:27 AM
Mossy oak BOTTOMLAND is my fav. It's kind of making a comeback.

macflash
03-20-2013, 04:47 PM
Gotta agree with Wabbit, for us anyway.
I Believe it's all about the place you hunt, for us Western is woodland, lots of greens, military surplus is the way to go, Eastern has more browns in it.
BUT, one must know the area very well and expect slight changes throughout the year. Western we don't have much grass that we can hide in, LOTS O salal, lots o browns with tree trunks, lots of huckleberry, you can add these to yourself while out to help break your pattern, remeber nature has no straight lines. so breaking the outline is the best, a good wool shirt, and a pair of jeans can hide in just about anything with the proper additions, Sphagnum moss works really well it's quiet and breaks the outline nicely, and is very abundant .. on the West side, More grasses on the east side.
Sorry rambling again, Military training was beat in, and as flight crew if we went down we had to know how to hide
Mac

Ehunter
03-21-2013, 04:13 AM
For spring and early fall, I use alot of British military surplus DPM (disruptive pattern material). It's like our woodlands camo, but bigger blotches. Blends in VERY well in the brush without turning into a blob. For fall treestand hunting when the leaves are dropping, I love Vertigo Grey. It also works well as a snow camo. That said, I have a ton of other camo patterns that I wear depending on the weather and area I am hunting. Like Seclusion Open Country when I go to Wyoming after muleys or antelope.

Pyro
03-21-2013, 05:57 AM
I like mossey oak the most but wouldnt wear it hunting in my country, ingeneral camo sticks out like dogs balls here im better hunt in earthy soild colours than anything makes you blend in with the trunks and deadfalls

droppixel
03-21-2013, 08:58 AM
After this past season I'm pretty partial to Realtree AP. I had been using Hardwoods before.

HawgEnvy
04-01-2013, 08:05 PM
Faded grey denim jeans and a different shade of grey hoodie. Sometimes w a green vest. Other times, woodland BDUs. If i'm hunkering down in a down-fall, brown cords w my grey hoodie. See a pattern here? A tip from nature. Soft,solid,neutral colors.

Plainsman
04-02-2013, 08:44 PM
I guess I'm really old school..Tiger Stripe

macflash
04-03-2013, 01:18 AM
I guess I'm really old school..Tiger Stripe
that's an oldie but a goodie, tough to find in my neck of the woods though, at least in the proper colors, they work really well.

wscywabbit
04-03-2013, 04:04 PM
blue jeans and a flannel, thats what my great grandpa wore hunting for ever, and he killed more animals in his lifetime than most of us ever will. ;)

Plainsman
04-03-2013, 06:37 PM
I heard that. I can remember when camo hunting gear really started taking off in the 60's and then we just got to cool to wear the old school jeans or kahkie pants anymore. But I have hunted in short pants, sneakers and a T-shirt. Hey it's hot down here in Texas when bow season opens.

bob cooly
04-03-2013, 09:12 PM
AND the winner is? A suit made like the GHOST BLIND with a mirror like reflective material. Drawback is it would weigh as much as a Midevil suit of amour. Camo is alot like fishing lures, they catch more fishermen than fish. Pay your $, I need the $'s to put gas in the jeep. I have stood still and had a deer walk by me at 3 yards dressed in blue jeans and a flannel shirt. Exception is the Turkey, maybe a coyote. And yes I have several sets of camo, I confess, My name is Bob and I am a hunting junkie.

Arrow Splitter
04-04-2013, 06:16 AM
AND the winner is? A suit made like the GHOST BLIND with a mirror like reflective material.Right on. Next best thing would be one of those leafy suits.:cool:

A.S

Sonny Thomas
04-04-2013, 07:39 AM
My favorite camo is not the worn look when bought brand new. Couldn't believe it, not one bit. Wife comes home and hangs this beat up looking pull over hoodie on "my" room door. I thought she picked it up at some back yard sale.

Mossy Oak. Break Up Infinity camo. Yes sir! Brand spanking new! The hood edges are frayed as are the edges of the pockets. I almost threw it in my crap pile when I saw the Mossy Oak tags attached with that little plastic "t" string thingy. Looked it over and sure enough brand new. For the time being I'll hang it in the back of the closest.

elkslayer4x5
04-04-2013, 09:17 AM
Right on. Next best thing would be one of those leafy suits.:cool:

A.S

Trouble with a ghille suit, is that every twig, branch, leaf, briar, and bramble will grab it as you move thru the forest.

Arrow Splitter
04-04-2013, 07:24 PM
Trouble with a ghille suit, is that every twig, branch, leaf, briar, and bramble will grab it as you move thru the forest.

Just sit in the middle of an open field.:D

A.S

Double S
04-04-2013, 08:01 PM
Just sit in the middle of an open field.:D

A.S

I did just that three or more years ago. I was crawling around in a fresh cut windrow alfalfa field. My back was going out when some bucks moved on me. I thought they saw me and decided to move. I was beat up and in pain crawling on on that dried alfalfa stalks. I sat up on my knees and placed my bow in front of me to cover my face. While I was taking a breather...A bunch of Mulies jumped over from the State land over onto the private land i was on. They came right at me, Stopped to look at me...and they decided to check me out. The wind was blowing right at me. They came in from 120 yards to 19 yards. As they came in...I slowly moved into shooting position while still kneeling ( my knee's were killing me by this time). I kept the bow in front of me and when the buck turned side ways and snorted at me...I gave home the arrow and dropped him. Plain luck!. I was about to give up. I made sure not to make any fast movements.

Arrow Splitter
04-04-2013, 08:02 PM
I did just that three or more years ago. I was crawling around in a fresh cut windrow alfalfa field. My back was going out when some bucks moved on me. I thought they saw me and decided to move. I was beat up and in pain crawling on on that dried alfalfa stalks. I sat up on my knees and placed my bow in front of me to cover my face. While I was taking a breather...A bunch of Mulies jumped over from the State land over onto the private land i was on. They came right at me, Stopped to look at me...and they decided to check me out. The wind was blowing right at me. They came in from 120 yards to 19 yards. As they came in...I slowly moved into shooting position while still kneeling ( my knee's were killing me by this time). I kept the bow in front of me and when the buck turned side ways and snorted at me...I gave home the arrow and dropped him. Plain luck!. I was about to give up. I made sure not to make any fast movements.

Now that's hunting.:cool: I bet you won't see that on TV.

A.S

Double S
04-04-2013, 08:10 PM
Now that's hunting.:cool: I bet you won't see that on TV.

A.S

It gives me giggles when I play it back in my memory. LOL. I was too lazy to buy knee pads...I have some now. What was funny too was I took my boots off to sneak in closer to some bucks. When I thought they saw me, i slowly got into Crawling. My knee's and bottom of my feets were hurting from the dried Alfalfa stalks. LOL.

I would grab some fresh Alfalfa still growing that the bailer missed and I would put some Alfalfa in my mouth while I'm staking and chew it to try to cover up my bad breath. LOL.

Sonny Thomas
04-04-2013, 09:33 PM
I did just that three or more years ago. I was crawling around in a fresh cut windrow alfalfa field. My back was going out when some bucks moved on me. I thought they saw me and decided to move. I was beat up and in pain crawling on on that dried alfalfa stalks. I sat up on my knees and placed my bow in front of me to cover my face. While I was taking a breather...A bunch of Mulies jumped over from the State land over onto the private land i was on. They came right at me, Stopped to look at me...and they decided to check me out. The wind was blowing right at me. They came in from 120 yards to 19 yards. As they came in...I slowly moved into shooting position while still kneeling ( my knee's were killing me by this time). I kept the bow in front of me and when the buck turned side ways and snorted at me...I gave home the arrow and dropped him. Plain luck!. I was about to give up. I made sure not to make any fast movements.

Excellent! Luck maybe, but the main thing is, you did it right.

MartinIsMyMiddleName
04-04-2013, 10:29 PM
For me, its whatever is on sale the week after deer season ends. Although I have to admit the jacket/bibs I bought from Cabela's is a little too green for the time of the year in Minnesota. I forget what the brand of camo is, probably Mossy Oak, but I think its a misprint because it's awfully green. But it was 80% off, very warm, and very waterproof. Plus if deer let me shoot them wearing blaze orange, I don't think they'll care if my camo is too green either.

As far as blending into the area I'm in - Realtree AP always seems to be the best match - at least among the camo I own. But I only have a few warm weather jackets/pants in that.