+1I do despair of these threads of "don't use an axe", "don't have a fire", "don't make a shelter", "don't wear cammo".
When I want peoples advice on how to conduct myself, within the law on and on my own land (or land where the landowner has given me permission), I'll ask for it.
In the meantime, I wish those who seek to impose yet further restrictions on the limited freedom left to us, would spend a little more time doing, and a little less time regulating others.
Funniest one I ever saw was at a living history show. You tend to get two type of people who dress up there. The ones who are part of large organised groups and the individuals.There is no sadder site than Civvies in full Dpm. We used to call them walts
Ungulates aren't the most visually wary species hunted though. That would be doves and waterfowl.That rather suggests a season & location specific pattern approach as per that peddled by Realtree ‎and who for the most part fail miserably albeit I accept we aren't viewing with the eye of an ungulate......‎
Lots of truth to all of this except that as I stated above, most birds do indeed see colors. Even those that don't see colors as such will notice different hues. Yeah, the best way to hide is to stay still in the shadows (hence good camo often should blend with those shadows rather than foliage colors.It makes no difference if you wear came clothing for hunting. Animals I've been told don't see colour anyhows. We rarely use came for hunting.
In some places its darn right dangerous to wear came if you hunt cos there are folk whose skills at recognising what they are shooting at means folk have been shot in the woods by hunters. Now many hunters down south wear dayglo .
It is easy to hide in woods , or the forests and even in the open without camo - Stay still. Stay down, keep still,
It would be interesting to see the companies such as Mossy Oak develop a pattern specifically for the UK......Many of the patterns from the last 20 years aimed at hunters have been aimed at the US where hunting is often a late Fall or winter activity and where the dry/cold turns the landscape brown and grey. In the UK and I would imagine in other places with a milder maritime climate, things are pretty green all year round and you do tend to stand out rather a lot wearing one of the black/grey or orange/brown based patterns.....
I thought I was a giant at 6'4" and 20 odd stone... You have my sympathy in finding cheap, well fitting clothing... When you do find well fitting stuff please share I'm always on the lookout.i tend to wear whatever fits and is suitable for been outside been a short ****.. at 7 foot tall with size 16 feet and a 56 inch chest...
Im normally happy to just get something to fit sometimes its camo sometimes its not i have no problem with people in camo though when out and about..
People who sew badges on they dont deserve... like rank and para training badges ect get me annoyed at times.... but camo on its own no problems.
Agreed, even though i'v never liked it, i used to wear camo for hunting all the time, up until my early teens when i saw a herd of deer disapear before my eyes in the woods.....If they can do it just by being brown so can iIt makes no difference if you wear came clothing for hunting. It is easy to hide in woods , or the forests and even in the open without camo - Stay still. Stay down, keep still,