Ghillie Suit...Too much?

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Precision_Game_85, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Precision_Game_85

    Precision_Game_85 Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys "and girls" think about ghillie suits? Are they too much for coyote or does it give you an advantage. I've used them in airsoft as a kid and have a lot of experience using them "and building them." I was thinking of making a light suit for the desert and a heavier one for the forests in green season. Let me know what you think about it. Thanks!

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    Lot of guys use them for hunting Varmints... how ever it's more about wind and scent..... when your trying to fool a four legged predator
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  3. sscoyote

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    I'm mostly a spot and stalk hunter, and I use military-style BDU pants (for their functionality...and thrift store price) and quilted pastel plaid shirts. I've used this "camo" system and stalked many coyotes in the wide open, when they could see me easily if they could/would have. If u're driving a lot and walking from vehicle to stand not far then i would say they would have to be some of the best camo u could use really...with absolutely no personal experience to back up that comment!
     
  4. SBruce

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    Personally, I wouldn't bother w/ them.

    I've heard that they are heavy and hot?

    coyotes notice movement and scent primarily (especially during daylight) I truly believe that you can call and shoot coyotes wearing a Santa Clause suit if you keep your movement to a minumum.

    Ghillies may have their place when trying to shoot one with a bow, or on cats too. Cats hunt primarily with their eyes.

    Just my opinion.
     
  5. Sharpshooter243

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    I use mine for everything I can...Mine is hot so I don't wear it while I'm walking to my spot but once I get set up it is the best camo I've every used. I made mine for mainly sitting but you can make it to suit your needs and that is what I love about them
     
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    Yeah... I probably should've said that earlier;... movement, hearing along with wind and scent.. I guy could set out there in his birthday suit and pop must of them with a rifle, unless he was trying to bring them right up into the hide with him.
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  7. alex.sevilla.98

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    Sharpshooter243 makes an excellent point - some suits are hot. I don't know what type material was used when he constructed it, but my guess is an old set of BDUs. I made one many years ago (long gone now) and I used a flight suit, sewed on some netting, used burlap and such for it. I remember it was heavy and very hot, although it was the only one I ever made. Recently I purchased one that is really lightweight and breatheable. I use it as Sharpshooter243 said - I don't wear it on my way to my position, I only wear it once I am near it, say...150 yards or so. Once I setup, it is unlike any camo system I've used - it is simply the best. I venture to say that it is not too much for Varmint huntin' but beware of others who like to shoot at what they thought was an animal...If you've ever been out on opening day, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

    I think the best route would be to purchase a pre-made one, then go out to where you intend to hunt and use some of the foliage found there. Again, I must warn you to be weary of others...they may think you're "Swamp Thing", or "Big Foot" or some other creature...seriously.
     
  8. Precision_Game_85

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    I too agree with you being able to make them as you wish...There are quite a few versions out there from full military bdu crawl designs, to stalker models...They're easy to make and easy to develop after they're made...
     
  9. Precision_Game_85

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    I know what you mean about the bdu versions being VERY hot!!...I was thinking about making some new models based on 3/4" netting...I see no need to low crawl...I'd set them up to be more of a sitting model...Just enough to cover me while I call...I was thinking ghillie jacket and hat...I believe this would be the best of both worlds "comfort but still mask my shape." Think that would work well?
     
  10. alex.sevilla.98

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    I think the half suit will work fine, I think those get marketed as "tracker" types. For me, as long as the critters don't know you're there then you know it is working well. I guess it ultimately boils down to personal preference.
     
  11. bigngreen

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    I would rank a ghillie suit as wayyyyyy over kill!! I wear a camo shirt sometimes just because everyone else does but the major dog killers I know don't wear anything but wrangler pants, carharts and a cowboy hat. Sit in front of a bush to break up your out line and so you can see them coming and stay in the shadows, hard to be watching as good as you should with stuff hanging all over.
    But, I also hunt in areas that I have sagebrush all over and plenty of cover, if you had to call open fields and stuff with poor cover I guess I could see the need.
     
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  12. alex.sevilla.98

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    I can definitely see your point.
     
  13. hey_poolboy

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    Made my first one last year just for coyote hunting. Mine is made mainly for sitting. I'm thinking of making another one this year a little lighter in color, and a little more sparse. and more of a stalker style.

    They really are great. I was sitting in a spot early last year and had a deer come in close enough that i could almost touch it. Too bad I wasn't hunting deer.:rolleyes:
     
  14. LRSickle

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    I bet they work great but I'd hate to run into anyone while I'm wearing one. I'd be so embarassed. :rolleyes: