Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Blaze orange ghillie suit

Messages posted to thread:
Babysaph 23-Nov-21
Supernaut 23-Nov-21
Supernaut 23-Nov-21
eddie c 23-Nov-21
fdp 23-Nov-21
Phil Magistro 23-Nov-21
Supernaut 23-Nov-21
Wayne Hess 23-Nov-21
SB 23-Nov-21
Yeller 23-Nov-21
Beauxhunterriick 23-Nov-21
DanaC 23-Nov-21
Bowlim 23-Nov-21
eddie c 23-Nov-21
Babysaph 24-Nov-21
Babysaph 24-Nov-21
fdp 24-Nov-21
Babysaph 24-Nov-21
tradmt 24-Nov-21
babysaph 24-Nov-21
2 bears 24-Nov-21
R. Combs 24-Nov-21
tradmt 25-Nov-21
Mike Mecredy 25-Nov-21
Babysaph 25-Nov-21
Leathercutter 25-Nov-21
tradmt 25-Nov-21
MikeT 25-Nov-21
tradmt 25-Nov-21
Wapiti - - M. S. 26-Nov-21
4t5 26-Nov-21
heydeerman 26-Nov-21
Joey Ward 26-Nov-21
Andy Man 26-Nov-21
Woods Walker 26-Nov-21
jjs 26-Nov-21
From: Babysaph
Date: 23-Nov-21




Saw one of these advertised. If deer only see in black and white why wouldn’t this work ?

From: Supernaut
Date: 23-Nov-21

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I don't see why it wouldn't work for deer. I can remember first seeing a pattern like this on in the early 80's available on camo and I'm sure a lot of guys wore it and killed deer.

From: Supernaut
Date: 23-Nov-21

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From: eddie c
Date: 23-Nov-21




To me it's simple enough to wear an orange vest and hat over a regular Gillie vs buying another suit.

From: fdp
Date: 23-Nov-21




It will work.

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 23-Nov-21




It will work but research shows that deer see orange as light gray. The way I understand it, this suit would probably be more effective in snow than in the woods with no snow.

From: Supernaut
Date: 23-Nov-21




Phil, That makes sense, at least to me.

I think a lot of hunters get caught up in what looks good to them and not what will disappear in the woods when hunting deer when selecting camo colors or patterns in my opinion.

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 23-Nov-21




Yes a fashion bug

From: SB
Date: 23-Nov-21




Too late for Halloween!

From: Yeller Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 23-Nov-21




Probably would be ok. But why. Unless your hunting during gun season

From: Beauxhunterriick
Date: 23-Nov-21




Just put your Hexx on top

From: DanaC
Date: 23-Nov-21




I've had a bear look straight at me while wearing orange and it wasn't bothered. 20 yards.

From: Bowlim
Date: 23-Nov-21




They don't have great eyesight, maybe he wants it for turkey. :)

Contrast would make sense. Some different shades built it to break up the outline.

And then there is the issue of whether it is one of those fabrics that glows.

From: eddie c
Date: 23-Nov-21




Quoted:"research shows that deer see orange as light gray". I read it is suggested that it will also blend into skyline well.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 24-Nov-21




Yellen. I only bow hunt and hunt in WV right along with the rifle hunters. They have. Been known to take pot shots. Even scarier now that they can take bucks or does. The vest sort of negates the effect of the ghillie.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 24-Nov-21




I can’t find one with the built in Hexx . Since they see blaze orange as grey and that doesn’t bother them. (It never has for me in the past) then I think it might work. After all it’s is just for the hunters and I just wanted the effect of the ghillie. Just a thought

From: fdp
Date: 24-Nov-21




The primary advantage of a ghillie when deer hunting etc. is minimizing the human form/outline.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 24-Nov-21




Yep. I could have reached out and touched this spike a few minutes ago. He still doesn’t know I was around. Rancho Safari and orange vest.

From: tradmt
Date: 24-Nov-21




Ok but,…would Fred Bear have worn it?

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 24-Nov-21




who cares? He did use a pod. I don't use those.

From: 2 bears
Date: 24-Nov-21




It would not work for me. I would be too self conscious & feeling like I had a spot light on me. You need to be confident in your set up to remain still. >>>----> Ken

From: R. Combs
Date: 24-Nov-21

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Here’s one that I bought off eBay made by rancho safari. My granddaughter is modeling it!

From: tradmt
Date: 25-Nov-21




I think many care. Lol

From: Mike Mecredy
Date: 25-Nov-21




no

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Nov-21




Come to think of it guys it does look pretty silly I’ll stick to my regular one

From: Leathercutter
Date: 25-Nov-21




Come on guys, don't even suggest that "Baby" go out in gun season. he might blow his toe off. Hay Doc. Have a great Turkey day.

From: tradmt
Date: 25-Nov-21




Be a leader, not a follower. If it works, which it probably does, plus keeps you from being fired upon then the only reason not to use it is because of what others think.

From: MikeT
Date: 25-Nov-21




Sounds like a great idea. I`m a pro at not caring what others think, let me know if you need help ;)

From: tradmt
Date: 25-Nov-21




I would like help with some payments. You offered right? :)

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Nov-21




Babysaph x 2

From: 4t5
Date: 26-Nov-21




R combs., I could see my bowstring hitting that suit, maybe I would use it for rifle though.

From: heydeerman Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Nov-21




What about taking a blaze orange t shirt and cutting it in strips and attaching to current suit?

From: Joey Ward
Date: 26-Nov-21




Just a little diversion from the original question......but this thread got me thinking about a similar thread from years ago.....bowhunters, and wearing orange......and a popular contributor from that time.....Mr. Biggie Hoffman......anyway, somehow the posts lead to Biggie talking about Tennessee football and the "Orange Crush".....seems I remember Biggie played there and was part of that........so I says to Biggie.....know why Tennessee players wear orange?.......1) they can wear it Saturday for games....2) they can wear it Sunday for hunting....and 3) they can wear it the rest of the week picking up trash along I40.....Haw!!!!

We got a big laugh out of it..... :-) I think Auburn won that year.

Now, back to the program......

From: Andy Man
Date: 26-Nov-21

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kinda looks like the burning bush Moses found

From: Woods Walker
Date: 26-Nov-21




If you don't move and you have background it will work. Been there, done that. I even had a flock of turkeys land in trees around me while stillhunting during gun season with blaze orange on. Go figger!

That one still puzzles me!!!

From: jjs
Date: 26-Nov-21




Is it USMC approved?





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