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Best late season camo
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Lee 22-Jan-18
stick n string 22-Jan-18
Cheesehead Mike 22-Jan-18
ohiohunter 22-Jan-18
LBshooter 22-Jan-18
elkman52 22-Jan-18
Pigsticker 22-Jan-18
skipmaster1 22-Jan-18
PECO 22-Jan-18
PECO 22-Jan-18
r-man 22-Jan-18
Lee 22-Jan-18
Lee 22-Jan-18
Buckhunter 22-Jan-18
Backpack Hunter 22-Jan-18
Ironbow 22-Jan-18
Kodiak 22-Jan-18
Fuzz 23-Jan-18
jims 23-Jan-18
Grubby 23-Jan-18
ground hunter 23-Jan-18
Shawn 23-Jan-18
Brotsky 23-Jan-18
Lee 23-Jan-18
South Farm 23-Jan-18
MichaelArnette 23-Jan-18
Lee 24-Jan-18
APauls 24-Jan-18
From: Lee
22-Jan-18
I'm curious what everyone thinks is the best late season camo? In the Midwest? I wore vertigo camo this winter and was surprised how a number of deer picked me off. This light colored camo seems to blend in well with the sky and bare trees this time of year but the deer sure didn't seem to think so! I hunt public almost exclusively and the deer late season are hyper alert.

Thanks,

Lee

22-Jan-18
Ive had the exact opposite experience with vertigo, in all conditions(from treestand of course). I am of no help to ya!!! Interested to see what others say

22-Jan-18
I like Predator Fall Gray but it's very hard to fool a highly pressured late season mature doe...

From: ohiohunter
22-Jan-18
Best camo, no movement.. 2nd best camo.. 3-D

Best to take out those savvy does, you don't stand a chance when them slick heads get educated.

From: LBshooter
22-Jan-18
ASAT is all I wear and I to hunt heavily public land, great stuff, wear nothing else.

From: elkman52
22-Jan-18
Ditto on the ASAT I start in sept. in colorado and finish in feb. in Jersey,It has never cost me.

From: Pigsticker
22-Jan-18
I like mossy oak tree stand but I can see where the predator fall grey would be outstanding.

From: skipmaster1
22-Jan-18
Cabelas outfitter just vanishes once the leaves come down

From: PECO
22-Jan-18
ASAT 3D, NatGear

From: PECO
22-Jan-18

From: r-man
22-Jan-18
A white sheet with eye wholes works great late season . under 10$

From: Lee
22-Jan-18
Thx guys. I really like the looks of the Vertigo but definitely had a couple bad experiences with it. I was 5 Lone Wolf sticks high in both cases in multi-limbed trees AND the first time I'd ever hunted either tree. I was sitting one time and standing the other so no common denominator other than camo. Only other thing I could think is I had my balaclava over my face and it is black. Never had an issue with that before, though.

Lee

From: Lee
22-Jan-18

From: Buckhunter
22-Jan-18
Not going to fool many public land whitetails in January.

22-Jan-18
I prefer ASAT.

From: Ironbow
22-Jan-18
Predator fall gray has always worked fantastic for me. Never been spotted wearing it.

From: Kodiak
22-Jan-18

From: Fuzz
23-Jan-18
Good thread! I too need new late season camo.

I've had great luck with Vertigo during late season and even early when hunting out of cottonwoods that always drop their leaves early. I've been looking for more since mine is getting pretty tattered from too many "fence crossings gone bad".

From: jims
23-Jan-18
I have a variety of camo. Each area is different and each area changes depending upon the time of year and conditions. If it snows it's always nice to have snow camo. I'd say 90% of hunters wear the same top and bottoms...which doesn't make sense if you are trying to break up the human outline. I usually place a variety of camo out in the vegetation I'll be hunting and use the ones that blend in the best.

From: Grubby
23-Jan-18
I like open country or outfitter, work great in my area

23-Jan-18
I hunt two areas for late season,,, the north woods of the western UP, and southern Wis, both the hill country to the west, and the lake Michigan country to the east,,,,,, I like to wear wools and plaids, and pull overs and hoodies,,,,, to stay warm, and be able to move,,,,,,,,,,,,,, if there is snow, which there is most times, I simply have a simple white, light top with hood, bought cheap,,,, I have painted it up, with black swirls to break it up, and works just fine,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I have some Predator camo left, which is nice stuff,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I think camo is over rated and sold, to me, its all about movement, and being quiet

From: Shawn
23-Jan-18
I agree with the outfitter camo once the leaves are down. Even people have trouble picking it out. Shawn

From: Brotsky
23-Jan-18
+10 for ASAT, my 2nd vote goes for Kuiu Vias. I have had great luck with both.

From: Lee
23-Jan-18
All, I'll take a look at the patterns mentioned and see what I can come up with. I love hunting the late season but its pretty frustrating to get stared down for no apparent reason.

Thanks,

Lee

From: South Farm
23-Jan-18
Predator Fall Grey...and I say that because I've had as many as 30 deer within 40 yards of me while kneeling on the ground wearing Fall Grey. They don't look at you, they look THROUGH you when you wear it.

23-Jan-18

MichaelArnette's embedded Photo
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For my late season public land hunts I wear a gillie suit in the tree...best camo I’ve found so far

From: Lee
24-Jan-18
After looking at all of them it is a pretty tough decision! The Predator Fall Grey is pretty similar to the Vertigo although I think the Vertigo appears more dense (more tree than air). Maybe it was just plain bad luck?!! At any rate, I'll mull it around. I shot a few deer the last week of the season so I didn't get busted every time but there were a few tense standoffs! When its 5 degrees out and you get busted its pretty frustrating to say the least.

Thanks for the responses guys,

Lee

From: APauls
24-Jan-18
Predator fall grey is best pattern ever made IMO especially for late season and late season tree stand

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