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Dec 14th, 2015 at 6:42pm
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Hi everyone,

Just wanting some guidance on camo, so I have a couple of questions:

1. What is a good summer's outfit for camo?  Do you still use full length gear?
2.  Does everyone just have one set that they mainly use or different sets for different environments (within NZ)?
3.  Do you recommend spending more the first time you buy camo to buy good stuff or will the cheaper stuff work?
4.  Any brands that you recommend?
5.  Feel free to flick some photos on here of full camo gear to give newbies like me an idea...

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Re: Camo
Reply #1 - Dec 14th, 2015 at 7:24pm
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I've been using camo for a year since I started bow hunting.  Heres my answers:

1. My como gear is lightweight so fine for Sumner.  In winter I wear warmer gear underneath, I got a size big enough for this.
2. Yes.
3. I got cheap stuff (Hunters Element from Gun City) but regret it.  Should of got top of the range gear.
4. Hunters Element on special if you want cheap  Smiley
  
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Reply #2 - Dec 14th, 2015 at 7:38pm
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the camo doesnt maketh the hunter, the first stag an pig i put arrows in i wasnt wearing any camo at all an no face veil or gloves, the stag was 20 yards an the pig was maybe 10. animals will pick up movement a whole lot faster than what colour, pattern or material you are wearing. also if your making a lot of noise or the wind is swirling then the animals will bugger off before they see you. that said tho camo might buy you valuable seconds when you need it to get an arrow on its way, covering the glare from your face an hands will help more then the latest hecs suit with the right digi camo pattern, also the tactics you employ to get withing bow range matters a great deal more than clothing manufacturers would have you believe. hahahaha i bowhunt in camo head to toe, but worn old gear just so i look the part. wouldnt want to be confused with a hunting clothing catalogue model lmao
  
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Re: Camo
Reply #3 - Dec 17th, 2015 at 7:38pm
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I'm agree with Awaterelad,I'v got stoney creek micro tough gear replaced a pair of pants after 10 years ripped the arse out jumping a barbed wire fence Grin
the rest is good as new.
I don't wear camo in public,that's as bad as shopping in ya onesies Grin
  

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Hello, I usually choose some blaze orange top and buff/cap (both blaze as well) and the rest is green. The last time I went out with the bow I had the blaze buff covered my face and I was on to a goat before I found out that it was a nanny with a very small kid. I crunched down and since the wind was right the nanny came up to me and nearly touched me with her nose. Not much of my face was exposed and maybe that made it difficult for the animal to know what I was (maybe she thought I could be a tasty gorse bush).
As with many things people will have a wide range of opinions and experience and for me it is just a bit more important to be seen by potential others, especially when I am close to an animal.
  
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How do u guys find kuiu and sitka and the new stoney creek gear on with game
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 28th, 2019 at 6:27am
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I've been using kuiu for couple years now and the verde 2.0 is awesome pattern here. just switching to stila as their gear just last longer and the people are good people there, kuiu guys were arrogant cocks when I met them at the shows last year especially that brendan Burns
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 28th, 2019 at 5:58pm
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burger wrote on Nov 26th, 2018 at 9:10am:
How do u guys find kuiu and sitka and the new stoney creek gear on with game

Overpriced but good if you come from Auckland or Australia  Grin Seriously  any thing you can afford is fine it is not a fashion show. Shot heaps in the h@f stuff cheap when on special too.
  
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Colors are not that important but shapes are - so anything red, orange or green with a pattern that is getting washed without UV brightners is perfectly fine.
Some science around it (click)

It's usually movement, smell or noise that gives you away ...
  
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Re: Camo
Reply #9 - Jun 29th, 2019 at 6:05pm
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im after a 3d mesh face veil, anybody know where i can get 1 of these in nz?
  
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Re: Camo
Reply #10 - Jun 30th, 2019 at 7:09am
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JaSa wrote on Jun 29th, 2019 at 5:32pm:
Colors are not that important but shapes are - so anything red, orange or green with a pattern that is getting washed without UV brightners is perfectly fine.
Some science around it (click)

It's usually movement, smell or noise that gives you away ...




Yep, was talking about this with a mate last night as we watched some deer we knew we could not sneak up on.
The Americans are actually cleverer than us. We will keep trying to stalk deer, while they will sit in a tree and let the deer do the moving.
Discussion was we could drastically improve our chances by getting there earlier, and staying still..... if we have the patience.
  
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Re: Camo
Reply #11 - Jul 1st, 2019 at 4:58pm
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I've never been a huge fan a lot of the hunting clothing brands' gear as I reckon much of it is  quite bulky and heavy. I've always tended to lean towards the mountaineering and alpine brands of clothing.

Anyway, long story short ... I have three different sets of 3D, leafy camouflage tops and pants plus leafy face veils. They are very light weight mesh type suits and can be thrown over what ever you happen to be wearing at the time. Which means I am not limited to a small range of (hunting) brands of clothing if I want to be camouflaged up.

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