When hunting do you dress the part?

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  1. Aug 25, 2019 #21

    Brokennock

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    I'm working on it. Long way to go in making and acquiring gear and clothes....
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    My goal and hope is to someday be able to scout, hunt, and trek in only clothing and gear appropriate to mid F.&I..to about 17:90 or so. With the adjustment for hunter orange laws being that things should look about right in a black and white photo.
     
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    Does a bird have a beak?

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  3. Aug 25, 2019 #23

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    It all depends on the type of shooting ,if it is shooting pigeons or pest control after crows etc I wear a camouflage suit. If it is a traditional driven bird day for pheasant and partridge with the breech loader sxs then it is a tweed suit consisting of a jacket, waistcoat, and breeks. For a driven or walking up day with a muzzle loader then it is a frock coat , mole skin waist coat top or brown bowler hat , breaches and knee length leather boots not forgetting the watch and chain in the waist coat
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  4. Aug 25, 2019 #24

    tom berwinkle

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    LOBO; just ran across your picture, nice to see someone who is primatev persona here in WV. I'm from Clarksburg,cant do much period hunting or rendezvous any moore, health reasons but stil dress period when I can attend a club match. Any way congratulations on living the part. TOM Berwinkle
     
  5. Aug 25, 2019 #25

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    I would if I could find a coat in orange. Just the hat so far.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2019 #26

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    Must say I'm pleased we don't have to wear blaze orange up here in Alberta.
    I reckon you make a better target if you can be seen!

    Re moccasins;
    When I wore them in wet weather , with slushy snow underfoot, I recall spending as much time flat on my back as walking in them! I remember having to light a fire to get dried out at times. :)

    One thing I Have tried lately (in the winter that is!) is going barefoot in snow.
    You know, once you get your head around it, it's not bad at all. Not tried it all day, but for a few hundred yards walk, it's not a problem really.
    This is in that wet weather where mocs don't work, say down to minus 10C.
    I do hav a a pair of those straight last Fugawee shoes, and put hob-nails in the soles, as I couldn't stand up in them either.
    In mocs and wet weather, I tried tying thongs around my foot, to give extra grip, but they still got as wet as dish-cloths in no time, even though I greased them with deer tallow.
     
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    Sometimes...,

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  8. Aug 25, 2019 #28

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    2016-01-25 17.38.03.jpg Love not having to wear orange!
     
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    Typical period hunting dress for me.
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    Pic on left is irrelevant but the one on the right is from about 50 years ago and my then usual hunting attire.
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  10. Aug 26, 2019 #30

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    Hanshi, that's pretty much how I dress during our late Flintlock season only I'm usually wearing a one piece camo jumpsuit. If we get snow I'll toss my snow camo poncho over the top.
     
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    Yep...and as far as orange, I had a blanket made special then made into a capote.

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    For squirrels, I only need one item of orange, so the hat suffices. I wear my other capote.

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    All wool clothing underneath and moosehide mocs.

    And in warmer temps...like a Spring Turkey hunt...

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  12. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:12 PM #32

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    Never have, but I'd like to.
     
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    Absolutely, to me it adds to the fun. I am not out there for meat, although I definitely won't pass a shot if it presents itself. I'm out there for the woods time away.

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  14. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:41 PM #34

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    Get too many strange looks where I hunt, lots of hikers. I wear my orange toque and mocs
     
  16. Sep 12, 2019 at 1:36 AM #36

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    I've always enjoyed getting the funny looks from other hunters and passersby. Hunting in garb helps allow me to transport myself to a different place and time.
     

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    This one was kind of cheating. I was just walking around the woods at rendezvous after the Saturday meeting and stumbled upon Mr. Bushytail.
     

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  18. Sep 12, 2019 at 10:40 PM #38

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    Nice pics, and I like the capote! What type(species) of forests do you have in southeast minnesota?
     
  19. Sep 12, 2019 at 10:52 PM #39

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    Richard, I too find by the time I have done the jobs on our little farm, there is often precious little time or energy for the things I would like to do. ( I hope the War Office does not read this as I had a weekend away with the blokes from the Black Powder club, much rum was drunk and powder burnt ) I only get a shot at a rabbit if it turns up in the garden !

    Cheers

    Gordon
     
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  20. Sep 13, 2019 at 2:15 AM #40

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    I'd have to say "partly"

    I wouldn't dare NOT wear some orange (or at least red) in these woods . . . even during small game and especially during any deer season.

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