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Always 16 9.52%
Sometimes 53 31.55%
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Old June 8, 2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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When deer hunting do you use any type of mask for concealment?

Thanks for responding guys and gals I am asking this for a new product development that myself and a friend were thinking of developing.
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Old June 8, 2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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No, my ugly mug is the last thing most deer see, if indeed I see them first..
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Old June 8, 2013, 08:33 AM   #3
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Nope, I wear a hat and a beard. When turkey hunting I carry a mesh screen type hood with me, but I only use it if I feel particularly exposed.
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Old June 8, 2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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Depends on when and where I am hunting. But if I am siiting in stand overlooking a field with the sun shining on my face, the mask goes on. This is during bow season of course.
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Old June 8, 2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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Yes, always.
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Old June 8, 2013, 08:50 AM   #6
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I do when I walk around, but usually not when im in my stand or blind.
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Old June 8, 2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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When bow hunting & skeeter are tearing me up ; )
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Old June 8, 2013, 09:45 AM   #8
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Bowhunting usually, with a rifle sometimes. But that is primarily to keep my face warm more than for concealment. Even during archery season it is almost as much to keep skeeters away.
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Old June 8, 2013, 10:58 AM   #9
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Never, strictly bow hunt in Ohio... I'm of the opinion after 17 years that a deer is going to bolt if it sees your silhouette, not your face.
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Old June 8, 2013, 01:13 PM   #10
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Never...

I have never used a mask for deer hunting. When stalking or going into the stand or out of it in the morning I walk very slow and quiet. I have walked up on deer without problem and made a number of kills. The main trick is slow and quiet. It makes coming out of the woods an adventure. One time after waking in and after climbing into my stand I saw a deer coming down the hill. My rifle was at the bottom of the tree. I was able to pull it up, load it and shoot the deer dead. Short hunt that afternoon.

Lemmon from rural South Carolina......
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Old June 8, 2013, 01:28 PM   #11
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Never.
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Old June 8, 2013, 01:59 PM   #12
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Re: All Deer Hunters Please Take Poll!

Nope
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Old June 8, 2013, 05:24 PM   #13
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I have never felt the need to use a mask when hunting deer with a rifle or a bow.
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Old June 8, 2013, 06:09 PM   #14
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Almost always.......when it's warm to keep the bugs off and when it's cold enough to where the bugs leave us alone then to keep my old face a little warmer.

That said I am not convinced it is necessary unless you are hunting CLOSE.....
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Old June 8, 2013, 06:28 PM   #15
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I use one sometimes when I am hunting on the ground without a stand. I have taken several Deer using bushes for concealment and leaning back against a Tree.
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Old June 8, 2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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I have some white hair left and wear glasses. I wear a mask, it helps keep me warm and it perennially smells like chapstick!
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Old June 8, 2013, 08:48 PM   #17
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I wear one sometimes , but when deer season begins August 15th in SC in can be very hot. I have noticed it does help keep from getting busted when some come out really close to the stand if the stand itself doesn't have a good blind around it. I use a Thermocel for the skeeters so that's not an issue.
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Old June 9, 2013, 05:04 AM   #18
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Don't use them. Just something else for me to keep track of. Besides they didn't use them before camo came along so I don't see a need.
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Old June 9, 2013, 08:45 AM   #19
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Never. Tried a ski mask once because of the cold winds but couldn't stand something on my face.
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Old June 9, 2013, 09:23 AM   #20
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full beard only for fire arms and paint for archery, i actually hate masks
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Old June 9, 2013, 10:13 AM   #21
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I wear a face mask/net while archery hunting...sometimes rifle hunting too....It helps with conceilment and skeeters.......
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Old June 9, 2013, 11:11 AM   #22
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I have used a net when the bugs are bad. Can't see well enough on a dark overcast days with a net. I can say that the glasses thing would be something for you to work on. I have had deer walk over and check them out. I use photo rays and they are dark enough so that the eyes can not be seen. I have also had squirrels, and a grouse walk up to check them out too. Develop something to hide glasses and then you would really have something. I usually sit in blowdowns or other cover during gun season and really don't move my head around much. I used to smoke a lot and wore brown cotton gloves. I noticed that really helped and made a big difference. Deer pick out your moving white hands over a hundred yards away. I guess if you bop your head around a lot a mask may be what you need. Since I started reading this Forum I now realize that the hunting areas really dictate what people use to hunt.
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Old June 9, 2013, 03:43 PM   #23
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They sure make it difficult to do some chew while wearing them.
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Old June 9, 2013, 03:52 PM   #24
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Depends upon the temperature: If it's in the teens, the only thing exposed will be my eyballs, while I'm sitting.

If it warms up to, say 80 F (which it has, in the first week of November, even- that's SW Nebraska for ya!), I'll be down to an orange ball cap and T-shirt...... and because the deer won't move in that heat (they can't take thier winter coats off), I have to go after them, which means hiking, often in thick stuff....... If I could find a way to wear shorts without getting all scratched up, I'd do it!

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I have used a net when the bugs are bad.
I use one for turkey hunting, but by November, we've always had a killing freeze ..... never had bugs bother me.
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Old June 10, 2013, 09:14 AM   #25
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When bow hunting I usually wear something to hide my face but when rifle hunting I don't.
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