What do you wear hunting in Texas and other American states?

satx78247

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Because it is so hot in September I typically just wear a coating of OFF! Or some other deet based bug repellant. By the time deer season rolls around I will wear a loin cloth in addition to the bug repellent.
Hoji,

Have you perchance confused "BARE hunting" with "BEAR hunting"??
(LOL.)

yours, satx
 
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satx78247

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Hoji,

At my age & rather "beat up" physical condition, IF I tried "bare hunting", the game would "die laughing", after just one look.

Btw, your post reminded me of a BUCK OWENS-ism from a TV show years ago: "A young fellow was out bow-hunting & had just drawn his bow, when he came upon a young woman sunbathing in the nude, He said, 'Are you game?' She said that she was, so he shot it into her."
(In those "somewhat more innocent years", the FCC was "not amused".)

yours, satx
 

Axxe55

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Hunting clothing has to suit the hunting environment and conditions. Hunting from a stand or blind for deer, is way different than bow hunting, or turkey hunting where camouflage is more critical.

We never hunted turkey here in East Texas, even though they had a specific turkey season, there were no turkey's! I have never to this day seen one in the wild here.

Even when I got into archery hunting many years ago, we hog hunted, so camo wasn't critical either.
 

candcallen

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Dove season is usually as hot as a pistol so the coolest lightest camo gear is in order. Texas deer seasons might not always get so chilly so I figure it smart to dress in layers. When it's chilly out of doors I always like to sport a Pendleton wool shirt as my grandfather always did out on the party boat fishing. Maybe some ideas from folks here. Some here may hunt deer in Tx while others might head to colder, northern states in November. I figure much of the same stuff one hunts deer can also be used to hunt fox, rabbit, bear, cougar, bobcat, elk, moose, antelope, buffalo, pheasant, grouse, coyotes and partridges. I think ducks and geese usually require waders and stuff for wet environments. One of my biggest concerns is gloves that won't interfere with the operation of the gun. As a soldier, the mil-spec leather black issue work gloves and wool liners were great for firing M16's and other US weapons. They weren't waterproof for rain, though. Drying them by the heater vents in army trucks was a common affair in the field. I'm on the market for a Savage 99. The lever loop is slim as is most lever jobs. The Winchester Model 1892 large loop carbine is what John Wayne sported in True Grit ("Fill your hands, you son of a ....!!!"). That fat lever is great for any thick hunting gloves for cold weather under the sun. Will issue army work gloves be slim enough for regular slim levers on rifles? I think clothing is one of the most important things to consider when playing out of doors. If you freeze to death in a deer stand or sweat like a pig on a dove stool you will know what I mean.

Just looking on Google for pics of deer hunters in Texas the usual garb is camo with baseball hats or cowboy outfits complete with Stetsons. Blaze orange where the law says you gotta put it on. This is what seems in fashion these days. I care more about functionality afield than fashion though. The buffalo plaid looks so Norman Rockwell indeed.

Here are some clothing ideas of my own for most American hunting and most of it I found listed on amazon.com "for a song":

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Wait, weren't we talking about safeties and ammo and loaded chambers? I seem to have lost my place.
 

baboon

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Hunting clothing has to suit the hunting environment and conditions. Hunting from a stand or blind for deer, is way different than bow hunting, or turkey hunting where camouflage is more critical.

We never hunted turkey here in East Texas, even though they had a specific turkey season, there were no turkey's! I have never to this day seen one in the wild here.

Even when I got into archery hunting many years ago, we hog hunted, so camo wasn't critical either.
Your movement is way more critical then the color & pattern on your hunting clothes! The only camo I ever owned was surplus & it was bought more for cheap clothes then hunting.

I have a buddy I met in an Archery shop. He is convinced that Whitetail are easily spooked & hunters need camo & cover scents. While I hunted in Africa I smoked, wore t-shirts & shorts & mainly walked & stalked. Animals in Africa have more predators to worry about & a far more skittish IMHO.
 
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