Camo. It’s one of the hottest hunting products going right now. Not only are we decked out from head to toe in it, but it adorns our pickups, furniture, and phones as well. By no means is this boom negative, but we would be wise to remember the function of camouflage; to blend in. Here are a few simple steps to picking the right camo clothing
for your upcoming hunt.
Match your area
The first area of concern when picking the right camo is matching the area for your upcoming hunt. Camo suppliers have answered the call from hunters to develop a variety of camo patterns to match the variety of environments we hunt. It’s important to analyze your area, think about the time of year you will be going, and make a purchase that fits your needs. Hunts out west call for lighter tones to blend in with our withered landscape, while woodland hunter should use darker blends to match their surrounding vegetation.
Once you’ve decided to pull the trigger on a new getup, and know what color or pattern to buy, you need to decide what extras to purchase. Extras like boots, gloves, hats, backpacks, and the like can also help conceal you on your upcoming hunt. My advice at this point is to understand your budget, hunting goals, the abilities of your quarry, and your personality. A guy pursuing monster whitetails on the ground will naturally need a different setup than a guy hunting antelope from a ground blind. One area not to skimp when picking the right camo is face covering. Whether you prefer a facemask, face paint, or a neck gaiter, more often than not the human face beams like a neon sign and should be concealed in some manner.
Don’t be fooled
Finally, don’t be fooled by the newest and most extreme camo on the market. Some of the more extreme camo patterns look much better in a magazine than on the mountain. At the end of the day picking the right camo comes down to hunters choosing camo that fits their surroundings, their needs, and what he or she believes will help them be successful. Second guessing your gear is not where you want to be at the moment of truth.
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