Favorite Camo


April 2, 2009, 06:59 PM
What's your favorite camo?

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April 2, 2009, 07:28 PM
Woodland. It works for me.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
April 2, 2009, 07:39 PM
I'm kinda likin this Mossy Oak "Brush" as a starting point/background, but it needs some stenciled-in singular/sparse, large, dark tree outlines on it.


April 2, 2009, 08:55 PM
Mossy Oak

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
April 2, 2009, 08:59 PM
There are many kinds of Mossy Oak - which one?

April 2, 2009, 09:49 PM
I have NO idea...see I was raised to believe that, lures, scents, and calls are all Hype....same with camo. Granted I use some camo but usually a camo jacket and a pair of Jeans

April 2, 2009, 10:05 PM
Have used "camo" from Vietnam issue Woodland through Mossy Oak Brush.
Nat Gear is the best I've tried as far as having "no lines"..At least to human eyes.
All (including plain dull colors)seem to do the job, if I'm doing my part.

April 3, 2009, 09:11 AM
Carhartt plain cotton duck.

April 3, 2009, 09:33 AM
Predator or Natural Gear The other commercially popular one are made to look good at arms length in the store. Check out your favorite Mossy Oak, realtree etc. at 25, 35,45 yards and compare with Nat Gear, you will suprised with the huge difference in concealment.

April 3, 2009, 09:50 AM
I use a combo of Realtree APG and Mossy Oak Break Up and Treestand. I might give Mothwing a try this year.

April 3, 2009, 09:58 AM
Designer camo is a fashion statement. All you really need is military woodland, something to break up the lines. I do have this mesh jump suit/over suit that really seems to work, look like a tree in it. It's 3D, little leaves all over it. Kinda neat. I paid a hundred bucks for it. It's really cool on a warm day, too, something that's important in south Texas. Sit or stand still in it in cover and the ducks and geese just seem to not know you exist. A mesh face cover is mandatory, but it came with a leafy head/face hood. I normally just use the mesh face cover on one of my boonie hats, though, a bit more convenient.

April 3, 2009, 10:02 AM
Coming this Summer! New Mossy Oak Rangelands Classic!:p


April 3, 2009, 10:06 AM
Mooooo. :D Just be careful, someone might try to milk you.:uhoh::eek:

April 3, 2009, 10:13 AM
41mag, I think we shop at the same cammo store

Deer Hunter
April 3, 2009, 12:06 PM
Blue jeans and my old surplus jacket.

April 3, 2009, 01:57 PM
I generally use old milsurp stuff just because it is cheap.

I tried wearing a PETA t-shirt and some hippy sandals thinking that the deer would come to me as a friend. Just didn't work out for me.

April 3, 2009, 04:01 PM
My favorite jacket is in the original Trebark.

April 3, 2009, 05:23 PM
Natural Gear, great for AZ. If I could GET it, my fave is Rhodesian.

April 3, 2009, 05:42 PM
The only time you can be that I will wear camo is when I'm hunting turkeys, doves and ducks. I mix and match Mossy Oak Spring Folige, Treestand, Break-up, Grasslands, and the orginal Bottomland.

The Mossy Oak home office is two miles from my house and can go there and buy the rejects seconds dirt cheap.

But for deer and such camo isn't need. Think about about it! Came and a Hunter's Orange vest doesn't make a lot of sense!

I killed more deer wearing Carhart Doublefaced jeans and a Carhart coat than anything else.

April 4, 2009, 10:06 PM
Camo patterns are for attracting and bagging the hunter's wallet. I look at the features, quality and fit of the garment, and the camo pattern selection is secondary. If you want real camo, go ghillie or ghil-leaf.

April 5, 2009, 11:51 AM
Woodland from the surplus store works here from April thru October. Closest I have ever had a deer and a turkey come to me, I was wearing jeans and a faded Polo brand golf shirt. I believe if you are in some kind of cover that breaks up your outline and sit still anything works. Now waterfowel on the other hand seem to decoy better if wearing something other than hunter orange. Edited to add: Uh, that would be me wearing something other than hunter orange not the duck.

April 5, 2009, 12:01 PM
Ducks and geese have really good eyes. Good camo is necessary if you're not in a covered blind and I never am. Even on my tripod deer hunting, though, since I'm not inside a blind, I like to wear the leafy wear camo. I don't know, maybe it's psychological. But, I hunt deer mostly for meat. Waterfowl is my religion. :D

April 5, 2009, 12:09 PM
Just be careful, someone might try to milk you.

One should be so lucky.


April 5, 2009, 03:57 PM
An article I read in the NY Times concerning a scientific study about camo and what animals can see said the best camo was the dot or fleck type.

Most animals detect movement best, and the fleck or dot camo seemed to have been least seen in movement.

I bought a set of German army fleck camo Gortex pants and jacket from Sportsman's Guide based on that article. If nothing more I got a great set of rain gear for less than $50.

April 6, 2009, 04:39 AM
ASAT. Predator would be my second choice.

April 6, 2009, 09:26 AM
NY Times = definitive authority on camo patterns? :D

April 6, 2009, 10:29 AM
double post

April 6, 2009, 10:34 AM
MCGunner: It wasn't the NY Times who conducted the study, they only reported the results.

Here's the article, maybe you'll find it amusing.


Art Eatman
April 6, 2009, 10:57 AM
Never have been a turkey hunter, so any old earth-tones will do. Old khakis. If I wanted "new", I'd go to Goodwill. :)

April 6, 2009, 11:27 AM
i really don't think that 'camo' makes a big differnce just some earth tones will work. but i wear camo just because it looks cool :)

April 6, 2009, 09:58 PM
Anybody have a link to that site that postulates that a Hawaiian shirt is as good as any fancy camo for deer?

April 6, 2009, 10:09 PM
Mossy Oak. One side is white/brown pattern the other is green/brown.


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Of course my wife prefers tiger pattern:

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April 7, 2009, 04:31 PM
Mossy Oak!!!

fireman 9731
April 7, 2009, 11:11 PM
Realtree Hardwoods HD for deer and woods hunting

Mossy Oak Obsession for summer coyote hunting

April 12, 2009, 01:20 AM
1. Mossy Oak Break-Up
2. Realtree AP

April 12, 2009, 08:43 AM
Never used camo, and what camo I won or was given to me, I gave away.

Blue jeans, khakis, natural earth tone clothing is what Mentors used, how I was mentored, and what I do.

Learning the habitat, the critter, and wood skills.

Oh we had fun ribbing about black coffee vs cream, vs cream and sugar attracting game better...
As we did cigarette vs cigar vs pipe.

I am in the black coffee, hand rolled Drum, Bali Shag, or Port Royal cigarette tobacco camp myself.

Though Lucky Strike, Chesterfield, Pall Mall work for non-filter tailor mades and Marlboro Red, and older Dunhills & Players from the UK (not the ones now)have worked well for me.

It was Blue Mountain coffee from Jamaica and Port Royal Tobacco the day I felled 5 turkeys on the fly as a back up shooter.
Zippo brass lighter , brass cigarette case
Neutral earth tones britches and shirt and gray bandanna under a gray cowboy hat.

Win SX1, 2 3/4" shell, 1 1/8 oz load, hand loaded with extra hard nickel plated # 5 shot, buffer, fixed choke, mod barrel.
Five folks missed, and five turkeys felled on the fly with one shot each.

Next day, I used a Model 12 in 28 ga, with fixed mod barrel, with some hand loads of that same shot, I reloaded and felled 5 more.
Folks needed meat, and I was asked to assist these nice old Vets.
Hill Bros coffee ,Drum hand rolled smokes, Sterling Silver slim Zippo and Sterling Silver cigarette case.

Just sitting on a big downed tree, where 3 turkey trails merged, not far from a creek.
Took these on the ground...one was too close, and had to wait for him to ease out...as he was under me.
At about 5 feet, I fired , and he stayed put.
The longest shot that day was - 10 steps, or with my stride 10 yards

Gray work britches , gray work shirt, gray work jacket, ...faded, used by a mechanics shop, and I got for nothing.
You could not see me up on that big old tree...

I use wax cotton , used to be Barbour before that was stolen, now I use a Woolrich with button in wool liner.
At some point, I need to replace my Carhart...

Critters get used to farm, ranch stuff, from clothes to noisy trucks that leak oil and smoke. They get used to coffee, tobacco, chemical smells, wood burning, donuts, and pizza eat off of the back tailgate...
This is "natural".

That other stuff ain't.

April 12, 2009, 11:42 AM
SM, where do you live that you can kill that many turkeys? In TN, we are limited to 4 per season.

Where I hunt, deer spook at cigarrettes and motor oil.

April 12, 2009, 12:01 PM
I have been a more than successful hunter for nearly 50 years (started at age 7). I've hunted all manner of big game, small game and birds and have never worn camo. There are times I could see the advantage, but I've been lucky to get by without.

April 15, 2009, 03:09 PM



Olive drab works fine when hunting deer and 'lopes in fairly warm weather. But when it gets down below zero, only red / black plaid WOOL will do.

Good hunting to you.


April 16, 2009, 04:57 PM
i need to buy some camo before next deer season, Do any of yall camo your rifles? I have a black synthetic stock

April 16, 2009, 05:15 PM
Mossy oak Shadowgrass

April 16, 2009, 05:58 PM
I hunt mostly in mixed aspen or black timber. I wear khaki pants, ASAT cotton shirt and an OD boonie hat. I have way to much camo stuff to ever need more, but if I was shopping, I'd look for digital but wouldn't worry about it much.
If you are moving, they will spot you; if you are still, they can't see you.

April 16, 2009, 08:35 PM
Do any of yall camo your rifles?


April 17, 2009, 09:38 AM
Mossy Oak.

However, I don't think the animals I hunt have a preference. They don't seem to see me when I'm wearing bright orange and blue jeans. It is only when I move that my position is given away.

April 20, 2009, 02:50 PM
I really like the German military stuff, Flecktarn:

April 20, 2009, 06:15 PM
i need to buy some camo before next deer season, Do any of yall camo your rifles?

No. In fact, my fav rifle is stainless. I have a camo stock on an SKS just cause I thought it looked neat and it was cheap and I have a camo Mossberg for duck hunting. I duck hunt with other guns and have never seen that the camo finish is necessary except that I like the toughness of the finish since I'm mostly hunting bay and salt marsh. I do wear camo while duck hunting, however. Besides, you can't find a "Drake" brand waterproof pull over parka that isn't marsh grass camo. The thing is really comfy on wet days and can be used in 70 degree weather or pulled over my M65 field jacket if it's really cold.

Camo helps if you're hunting ducks or geese, backed up to cover. We often will lay IN the decoys when goose hunting and I have a white tyvek suit for that. Snows see white, think it's just another goose. But, I didn't paint my 10 gauge white. :D

April 20, 2009, 06:30 PM
I don't know if ducks see color; I do know that they can see shiny (think big shiny moon face looking up in the sky), they definitely pick up movement - very small movement from very far away. On the other hand, I have been caught in the decoys when ducks were coming in and have stood still with my head down and had them work to the spread.

April 20, 2009, 06:37 PM
i prefer vietnames tiger stripes myself. good for hunting and pretty impressive if you a paintballer. i also have a mossy oak upright stalking leaf suit that i modified with thick ruffend mossy dreads and different colors of paint and dye.

April 21, 2009, 12:15 AM
Legend Gear "Prarie Ghost" it is a sage brush looking camo pattern. Perfect for most of my hunting areas in S.W Idaho.

April 22, 2009, 11:30 PM
Mossy Oak Break-Up and Obsession.

April 23, 2009, 02:11 AM
I experimented for awhile on the whitetail and mule deer that come around here daily. Tried everything from tight-fitting street clothes to a camo poncho with a fleece camo balaclava.

Best combination was loose-fitting dark brown pants, oversized plaid wool shirt, black gloves, no hat, messy hair.

I stood out in the open like this, with my mouth closed and eyes squinted, and a doe walked right by me, about 20 feet away at the closest point. Once she caught my scent, she did the head-bobbing thing at me for a long time before she ran away.

Other than a blind, I haven't found anything that gets me closer to deer.

April 29, 2009, 10:04 AM
Cabellas open country.
Works great here in AZ.

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