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Unread 12-23-2009, 09:22 PM
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Best Camo

Lately have find myself searching for the best camo for predator hunting. I don't want to go to a true ghillie suit, but something that hides almost as well. I am looking for good quality clothing that is durable, quiet, and makes me invisible. If any one has any suggestion or experience with what my work please point me in the right direction
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Unread 12-23-2009, 10:00 PM
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Re: Best Camo

What's your aversion to ghillie suits? They're not very expensive and you can pretty much wear whatever you want under them.
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Unread 12-23-2009, 10:20 PM
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Re: Best Camo

I don't think you need much in the way of camo for predators. Most, if not all, can't see colors. You do need to break up your outline and keep movement to a minimum. They can spot a blink or a twitch at a long distance but can't see blaze orange a few feet away. They can also smell a gnat fart at least mile away so cover your scent.
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Unread 12-24-2009, 09:01 AM
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Re: Best Camo

What are you trying to blend into? If I use camo, I use a camo with sagebrush on it and just a jacket and maybe my hat. I hate face masks as they do more to block your view than help conceal. Some of the best predator caller I know don't use a stitch of camo.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 04:54 PM
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Re: Best Camo

One time when trying out a new call for the first time, I called in 4 coyotes at one time to within 80 yds. I was sitting on a bare hillside that wouldn't hide a coffee cup. There were two of us there, we were both wearing blue jeans and flanel shirts and baseball caps.

I believe that you can probably call in predators wearing a Santa Clause Suit.

The important things are keeping your movement down, sitting in the shade if at all possible. At least try to keep the sun behind you (not glaring/shining off your gun,face,fingernails,watch, calls, binos, ect). Having a rock or brush behind you and a little something low and in front of you helps alot to break up any outline they may see too. Sit low enough that you don't appear to be on the skyline to the predator approaching from below you.

Location and how you handle the situation when the coyotes show up will make or break the coyote callers success. Getting within range of coyotes ears without being detected/spotted is more critical than what color or brand of camo you choose. Setting up where the coyotes have to "show" themselves in order to smell or see you is more critical than the brand of call you decide to buy. Handle the situation effectively; remaining calm, patient, stealthy and making every shot count is more critical than the caliber you choose to use.

But none of this means a damn if we're calling in areas where there aren't any coyotes at the time, or if someone else was calling/shooting in the same area very recently, and the coyotes have been educated to avoid the sounds of calls.

Didn't mean to get off the subject of your question, but my point is to pick something you are comfortable in. There is no need to become invisible unless you simply want to, and no ONE camo pattern works everywhere anyway.

Good Luck to you and all in your predator pursuits.

Last edited by SBruce; 01-04-2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 08:35 PM
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Re: Best Camo

I've had great sucsess useing that leafy wear suit from cabelas, it's $100 or so, I dont know where ya live, but here in Az. its warm most of the time and this suit is like a mesh, the breeze blows through it, or you can wear camo stuff under it, whatever the weather is like, it seems to be good. super lightweight, check it out.
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Unread 01-05-2010, 11:22 AM
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Re: Best Camo

while there are all kinds of camo that will come close to blending in the area you are hunting...the only real true answer is the one you dont want to hear.

Camo that is modular and can adapt to a couple different environments is the best and that's purdy undeniable. If you cant add or remove something then it isnt going to maximize its potential.

As for predators not seeing you in blue jeans and solid colors? That's just flat out ridiculous weather they see in b&w or not. If you're calling in coyotes with gear like that, they are "call virgins" or haven't been shot at before and most of us don't have the luxury of hunting critters like that.

If you hunt critters that have been hunted, called or just flat out shot at before, do yourself a favor and go invisible. If you don't think a snow ghillie has a place in predator hunting...I invite you to visit a thread i started elsewhere and see for yourself.

If you find a camo that matches your environment...by all means, use it...if not, GO GHILLIE and enjoy.

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