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AngelicFatum

Blaze camo for bowhunting?

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Ok so this might be a silly question. Why not blaze camo for bowhunting? The reason I ask is I need some cold weather gear for bowhunting and my BIL has a really nice deer hunting parka that is of the silent variety. It is of course blaze camo. But deer aren't supposed to be able to see colors, right? So the orange should show up as light gray, right? Which would be ideal for late season with little foliage left. Yet I only ever hear of archers wearing blaze when hunting during gun season.

Any thoughts? This would save a lot of money if I could borrow his parka, but I don't want to get busted.

The parka is similar to this

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I've always been tempted to use my blaze orange for bow hunting late season also. It is much warmer then most of my camo and the wife would kill me if I went out and went crazy buying all new stuff.

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Ya know, if it comes down to saving some money and staying warm. Go with it, I have had plenty of deer right on top of me while wearing solid blaze orange.

Also I believe that even during the muzzleoader season a bow hunter would still need to be in blaze. That runs till the end of November, so you will have one month after that. By than the deer will be so food oriented that you keeping warm and being out there are the only things that will matter.

Good luck to ya.

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I think the deer are atracked to my blaze. They come right up to me when I am sitting on the ground during the gun season yet they spot me 50 yards away in a tree in camo.

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Sit still and dont get skylined and you will be fine.

Remember this, camo is for the hunter, not the hunted.

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As long as the blaze camo meets the rules of being at least more than 50% (i think) blaze, then I would think its fine.

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Just a FYI about orange. You do need it while Muzzy season is open and that does not open till the sat after thanksgiving and goes to the middle of december.

Also on that note I do where orange when it gets cold and have shot most of my deer bow hunting while wearing orange.

Froggy

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I use blaze orange from gun opener untell the last day of deer hunting.

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