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Old March 16, 2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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Best military camo pattern for hunting in the Northeast?

I plan to do some coyote hunting in New Hampshire and I'd like to pick up some a camo shirt and pants (I understand the more help you can get with coyotes the better). I won't go enough to justify spending big bucks on the fancy clothing and patterns aimed at hunters, so I'll probably just end up with some BDU or ACUs from an army navy store.

So, that said, what camo would be best for the woods of the Northeast? The ACU seems a little to light - I think it would do better in a more arid area. The tiger stripes actually seem pretty good. Any thoughts? Or any hunter-specific brands/patterns that won't break the bank?

Edit: I have something for the winter, so this would be for the warmer months.
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Old March 17, 2010, 02:37 AM   #2
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I've used the old original brown and green blotched shaped BDU`s for turkey/deer hunting. Took a brown paint marker and added some lines. As I remember they turned out rather well.

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Old March 17, 2010, 08:02 AM   #3
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try to match your surroundings and get a facemask
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Old March 17, 2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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Or better yet, there are a couple of outfits that offer some inexpensive ghillie suits. Varmint Hunter Assn magazine had an outstanding article 9mos or so back that talked about yotes eyesight. They are color blind, but otherwise- they have exceptional ability vision (unless you see one in bi-focals). So, breaking up your outline, sitting in tall grass/brush/yucca, and not moving will help more than any cammo patter IMHO. In other words, try not to look like a feller sitting there with a rifle waiting to kill something. Predators are very attentive to other predators techniques. That's why you hear people say things like, "The yotes 'learned' my area and left."
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The inverted "V" of arms and legs negates the effectiveness of any camo to most all critters... Keep that in mind as you persue your interest in predator control.
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Old March 17, 2010, 11:24 AM   #6
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Guess it depends on the hunter and location.

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Old March 17, 2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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Main thing to remember is to break up your outline. Some camos do it well; Predator Grey does, ACU does not. Or just go buy yourself a leafy-type camo tarp and cut it to size to drape over your shoulders. You just have to break up your outline, not be totally invisible. Or wear pink and blue . . .

The other thing is to eliminate movement. Predators key into movement much more than grazers/browsers. I had a friend who wanted to hunt coyotes, but he never scored because he would not sit still for more than 30 sec.
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I have heard that digital works well.
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Old March 18, 2010, 09:21 PM   #9
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Blue jeans and a t-shirt works great as long as you sit still in front of some brush. Like fancy fishing lures, alot of the marketed products are designed to catch hunters and fisherman, not game and fish.
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Old March 21, 2010, 05:39 AM   #11
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Camo pattern option

MARPAT or a Ghillie suit from Gander Mtn.
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Old March 21, 2010, 05:42 AM   #12
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Just about any pattern of camo will break up your outline well enough.

Being still and being patient is more important than your camo pattern.
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Old March 21, 2010, 07:48 AM   #13
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Hit the GoodWill store for any old earth-toned shirts and pants. Main thing is sitting still and watching the wind.

An old boonie-hat and a face net is a good idea. Keeps your shiny little cheeks and chin from being a beacon.
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I had a brochure about turkey hunting that had the best advice. The final item on a list of suggestions - KEEP STILL, KEEP STILL !
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Old March 21, 2010, 11:12 AM   #15
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down here in the south where its green 9 months outta the year, i like to use woodland camo bdu, or the new woodland camo usmc adu digitial, then i like a big piece of camo burlap over me and my rifle and bipod burlaped assed well, then we go worm style. hoooaaaah!
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