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#3328743 - 08/20/13 05:57 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: Poleaxe]
fishboy1
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Missed 4 shots in a row last bow season. Leafy suit had pulled up and was interfering with the string on my bow. That was the last time for me. Now its for turkey hunting only.
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#3328782 - 08/20/13 06:52 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: fishboy1]
eddie c
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Registered: 08/09/01
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I got one of the Advantage browns that came out 20 years ago. pants too small now but the jacket still fits. I was in south Texas one year and the ranch owner was filming me trying to pull a stalk on some havies. he commented on how well the suit blended in with the brush. I've walked up to about 30 yards from some does in a bean field one fall while they stood there looking at me wondering what I was. I believe they have their place. I treat mine for the ticks at the start of season and refresh it after I wash it.
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#3328790 - 08/20/13 07:00 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: eddie c]
Deck78
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Nope. Most of my camo is 15 years old and I grab whatever is cheapest at goodwill when something needs replacing.
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#3328798 - 08/20/13 07:04 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: Deck78]
EastTNHunter
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Not. I use mil surp or clrx hunting clothes, much of which is not even camo.
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#3328802 - 08/20/13 07:08 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: Deck78]
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Mud Dauber
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The leafy suits look great to the human eye, but, from my experience, do not offer any advantage over other camo with regards to game. I, too, have stalked up to within 15 yards of bedded down does (both in CRP and in bean fields) before while wearing camo designed for hunting out of trees.
For heat purposes and/or going "commando" they could certainly be practical, though.
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#3328811 - 08/20/13 07:16 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: Poser]
Slaughter-06
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I had one and loved it but I can't for the life of me keep one very long, dang crazy bucks keep eating the leaves off it while ground hunting.
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#3328901 - 08/20/13 08:34 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: redblood]
BSK
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
no, certainly not for deer.


Agreed.
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#3328924 - 08/20/13 08:48 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: BSK]
ImThere
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: redblood
no, certainly not for deer.


Agreed.

Care to elaborate?
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#3328927 - 08/20/13 08:50 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: BSK]
Urban_Hunter
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Surprised at how many people claim there isn't an advantage for deer. Obviously I can't prove it, but I swear it helps. Before when deer would spot me they would freeze, stomp, blow, etc. I hunt on a steep hill so when they are up hill I'm at eye level and they often pick me out, especially when there is deer below me they are watching and I'm in their direct line of sight. When I'm in the leafy suit they tend to spot me less often and when they do spot me tend to just look for a second and go back to whatever they were doing. The temperature advantage is significant as well in my book. I would forget my bow before I would forget my leafy suit during bow season!
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#3328931 - 08/20/13 08:52 AM Re: do you wear a leafy suit or not [Re: Urban_Hunter]
MUP
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 Originally Posted By: Urban_Hunter
Surprised at how many people claim there isn't an advantage for deer. Obviously I can't prove it, but I swear it helps. Before when deer would spot me they would freeze, stomp, blow, etc. I hunt on a steep hill so when they are up hill I'm at eye level and they often pick me out, especially when there is deer below me they are watching and I'm in their direct line of sight. When I'm in the leafy suit they tend to spot me less often and when they do spot me tend to just look for a second and go back to whatever they were doing. The temperature advantage is significant as well in my book. I would forget my bow before I would forget my leafy suit during bow season!


A lot of folks don't bowhunt from the ground. ;\)
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