Hunting season is a time when you can be away from the noise and commotion of your busy life. You can spend some quality time alone and your friends. You may prepare your hunting gears well ahead. Even you polish your shooting and survival skills. But, all these are not enough for a successful hunting trip. You need to keep your camouflage in balance so that you can outsmart your catch.
Find the Appropriate Color Schemes
Some prey has an excellent ability to detect even minute color differences. Hence, it is important to find the appropriate clothing pattern for marsh and field. Wise idea; venture to identify the colors that dominate your hunting site. See what shades of greens are there and how much green is there. Also, find out how the place appears in daylight for many colors appear different in the light. Get those disguise clothes that go with the background.
Remember, outline of a human figure is a sign of danger to animals like deer or a fox.
Plan for the Varying Temperatures
Layering is the golden rule when it comes to dressing for hunting. But, it is better to add a camouflaging pattern to the layers. When the sun rises up, you can remove the top layer and the camouflaging layer beneath surfaces. If your layers have a camo pattern, you would be comfortable as well as confidently disguised.
Take Care of the Odor
You can spook the deer with your human scent. Deer and some animals easily detect your presence from your mere scent. They are really good at it. Before you set out, take a shower with odorless shampoo and soap … Also, wash your clothes with no-odor detergent and cover them with baking soda. Canvas and leather boots can absorb your aroma, rubber boots are a better pick.
Hide Your Face and Hands
Don’t make a mistake leaving your face and hands uncovered. Even if you have a blind, it is important to cover them and minimize the movements. Animals have an acute sense and can easily detect you.
Befriend with Shadows
Shadows can be your best friend when hunting in bright conditions. You can use duck or goose decoy or any other natural cover to disappear. Remember if the sun hits you directly it is a disadvantage. The shadow created sticks out – doesn’t fit at all. Place the blind in a natural depression make a shallow one can help you from the unwanted shadows. Also, you can plant a decoy around the blind and break the outline. Darkness is your friend – play with it wisely.
Never leave your guard behind. May it be a piece of timber, or forest cover – it helps you disappear from their eyes. Plus, it helps to shield your odor from reaching them.
Camouflaging in Snow
Remember your prey can see non-white stuffs pretty clearly even at a distance just the way you can see. In such snowy conditions, pick a removable snow camouflage as a top layer. Concealing yourself is not enough. You also need to hide your rifle. Use white tape to cover your rifle, decoy and wrap a white bandana with holes to hide your digital eye – you can remove it whenever you need it.
Be Careful with Your Face Paint
It is common to apply face paint and generally applied symmetrically. Stop it if you are doing this. It simply doesn’t let you blend in with the nature. Where in nature you find symmetrical patterns. Better apply loads of grays, browns and greens haphazardly. Your one side should not be a mirror image of your another side.
Distract Your Kill
It is more evident in birds… they are distracted by motion in the air or if anything hits the ground. If it is difficult to hide anymore, you can use any of the distracting tricks. A spinning wing, a shaking magnet or string or any other motion in the decoy can divert the attention of the birds. You can also shift the blind location.
Consider picking a camouflaging tent for your break-time. Remember; better you disguise, better will be your hunt.