Bowhunting hat preference
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BOX CALL 28-Mar-18
Scoot 28-Mar-18
Bowmania 28-Mar-18
Bowriter 28-Mar-18
smarba 28-Mar-18
Nick Muche 28-Mar-18
BullBuster 28-Mar-18
LONEBULL 28-Mar-18
BOX CALL 28-Mar-18
Jaquomo 28-Mar-18
Screwball 28-Mar-18
APauls 28-Mar-18
Buffalo1 28-Mar-18
Whip 28-Mar-18
Ermine 28-Mar-18
IKE220 28-Mar-18
SBH 28-Mar-18
yooper89 28-Mar-18
LKH 28-Mar-18
Errorhead 28-Mar-18
Bowfreak 28-Mar-18
wyobullshooter 28-Mar-18
casekiska 28-Mar-18
Scar Finga 28-Mar-18
TREESTANDWOLF 28-Mar-18
t-roy 28-Mar-18
midwest 28-Mar-18
oldgoat 28-Mar-18
BTM 28-Mar-18
drycreek 28-Mar-18
cnelk 28-Mar-18
12yards 28-Mar-18
kota-man 28-Mar-18
Matt 28-Mar-18
CAS_HNTR 28-Mar-18
Nvgoat 28-Mar-18
kota-man 28-Mar-18
LUNG$HOT 29-Mar-18
TD 29-Mar-18
Bigdan 29-Mar-18
JTV 29-Mar-18
TD 29-Mar-18
BULELK1 29-Mar-18
dkbs 29-Mar-18
Owl 29-Mar-18
Phil/VA 29-Mar-18
LINK 29-Mar-18
elk yinzer 29-Mar-18
White Falcon 29-Mar-18
elkstabber 29-Mar-18
MathewsMan 29-Mar-18
Griz 29-Mar-18
LKH 29-Mar-18
Wishedhead 29-Mar-18
Whocares 29-Mar-18
Inshart 29-Mar-18
elkmtngear 29-Mar-18
ground hunter 29-Mar-18
12yards 29-Mar-18
ELKMAN 29-Mar-18
mountainman 29-Mar-18
Fuzzy 29-Mar-18
Cornpone 29-Mar-18
x-man 29-Mar-18
Joey Ward 29-Mar-18
midwest 29-Mar-18
TD 29-Mar-18
t-roy 29-Mar-18
Shug 29-Mar-18
pointingdogs 29-Mar-18
Bowbaker 29-Mar-18
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From: BOX CALL
28-Mar-18

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Which do you prefer wearing in mild weather bow hunting.a 2" soft brim bucket hat,or a soft brim patrol style hat.seems like the big company's have drifted away from the old school styles,thanks,dan

From: Scoot
28-Mar-18
Neither

From: Bowmania
28-Mar-18
I like DayOne Camo hats. So I guess I'm neither. Their brim is softer than either of the above.

Bowmania

From: Bowriter
28-Mar-18
I like a red one with ear-flaps but have been known to wear a batting helmet. Seriously...you need advice on which hat to wear????

From: smarba
28-Mar-18
My bowstring doesn't interfere with a hard brim. Windy here in NM and soft brim can drive me crazy flopping around. Plus I need as much sun coverage as I can get, so my go-to for years has been a Sitka BB (once you try a synthetic hat in hot/wet weather you'll never use cotton again) with my own French foreign legion flap added on the back to keep the blazing sun at bay.

Recently I've been using Sitka's new Boonie, which is pretty darn good too.

From: Nick Muche
28-Mar-18
Neither

From: BullBuster
28-Mar-18
boonie. covers ears and you can put bug spray all the way around rim

From: LONEBULL
28-Mar-18
Don't like anything over my ears but I'm primarily an elk hunter and it plays tricks on hearing bugles and from which direction so I just went back to a ball cap.

From: BOX CALL
28-Mar-18
I don't need advice what to wear,I make these styles.I'm a bowhunter and trying to get a feel for the trend.

From: Jaquomo
28-Mar-18
Sombrero for me. If you can make one in Optifade I want it.

From: Screwball
28-Mar-18
Black Fedora 35 years now. I was a good style for Fred!

From: APauls
28-Mar-18
Generally just a baseball cap. As soon as it is mildly cool I like a beanie

From: Buffalo1
28-Mar-18
I prefer a 1 1/2" bill or brim on front of cap/hat. Doesn't interfere with string and yet can shade eyes from sun.

Hat brim helps to cover ears to a degree. I can't wear a face mask. It interferes my anchor point.

From: Whip
28-Mar-18
Boonie for me. When it gets cold I switch to an insulated bomber hat.

From: Ermine
28-Mar-18
Sitka ball cap for me. I don’t like stuff over my ears

From: IKE220
28-Mar-18
I got a cap from Barry Wensel, it has a flex bill. Got it off their Brothers of the Bow website..Figured it would have good mojo.

From: SBH
28-Mar-18
regular ball cap for me

From: yooper89
28-Mar-18
Warm weather- baseball cap. Cold weather- Stormy Kromer

From: LKH
28-Mar-18

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Any hat that can hold the local brush or weeds. This buck or one of his buddies got out of bed and looked at me 4 different times as I closed in. I was completely exposed and standing 1 time and sliding on my can the others.

It's just a guess since they won't tell me, but I think the brush or weeds break up that round predator dome look. I've got to get a lot closer than most and the hat really changes the equation.

Like the camo pants????

From: Errorhead
28-Mar-18
Exact same as yooper89 Warm weather- baseball cap. Cold weather- Stormy Kromer

From: Bowfreak
28-Mar-18
Always a ball cap. I will add some type of sock cap or beanie over top if it is cold.

28-Mar-18
Neither. I normally wear a Sitka ball cap. If it’s cold I wear a Sitka beanie.

From: casekiska
28-Mar-18
Jones Style camo pattern hat all the way! Been wearing such since 1957, my first bow season. Bought four of 'em in the 1990s, still have one brand new and one half done. They'll last me I am sure through my last bowhunt.

From: Scar Finga
28-Mar-18
I like your short brimmed hat, I have a few that are old, I also wear boonie hats, baseball type hats and a very nice custom made fedora:) What do you charge for your hats?

28-Mar-18
Fleece cap, no brim...but I carry a cap in my pack if the sun is an issue.

Rich

From: t-roy
28-Mar-18

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Ball cap and if really cold, I’ll put a stocking cap over the top of it. I gotta have a bill of some kind.

-25 windchill this day.

From: midwest
28-Mar-18

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Flat bill pulled down over the tops of my ears.

From: oldgoat
28-Mar-18
Boonie hat with face net, whatever I use it has to have a short brim for clearance of the string on my longbow

From: BTM
28-Mar-18
Boonie hat with fold-down ear flaps. I don't like ball caps because they don't keep sun off my ears and neck.

From: drycreek
28-Mar-18
I prefer a pimp hat. After all, what trophy buck would be looking for a pimp in the woods ?

From: cnelk
28-Mar-18

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My boonie hat is my mostest favoritest hat :)

From: 12yards
28-Mar-18
Baseball cap. I like the bill if it's sunny and I'm facing the sun. Beanie when it gets cold.

From: kota-man
28-Mar-18
Neither of those. Baseball cap when it’s nice, beanie when it cools off.

From: Matt
28-Mar-18
I increasingly like the boonie style because of the sun protection it affords. The lightweight Kuiu is my go to these days. Plus the chicks dig it.

From: CAS_HNTR
28-Mar-18
I'm very partial to radar style caps......prefer fleece versions

From: Nvgoat
28-Mar-18
Boonie always. Too much high altitude sun in early season esp in Nevada

From: kota-man
28-Mar-18
Matt...Funny thing...After some thorough hat testing, I’ve found it’s ME the chicks are digging, not my hat.

From: LUNG$HOT
29-Mar-18
Yep baseball cap and if really cold a first lite merino beanie does the trick!

From: TD
29-Mar-18
Anything but those flat brim baseball hats...... makes me want to yank em off their heads and bend em into a proper shape....... "there ya go, now wear it......"

I like the OR hats, larger brim boonies all the way up to Solar Sombreros for working in the sun. Tie dye is kinda fun for camo..... I like to tie up the sides sometimes too. I have an OR goretex/fleece sombrero I like for mainland fall. If it's cold and rainy I have a KUIU beanie in the pack too. Works when you may be using a hooded jacket or rain gear.

From: Bigdan
29-Mar-18

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Camo ball cap for me

From: JTV
29-Mar-18
Camo'd Baseball cap in warmer weather, leafy mask under it....in colder weather, a camo'd "Radar" hat with a Fleece mask under it... I like something with a brim to shade my eyes when needed ....

From: TD
29-Mar-18
Danny, THAT'S got a proper curvature to it..... =D

the hat I mean.....

From: BULELK1
29-Mar-18
Boonie/floppy has been my go to hat for years.

Even in the cold I wear a wool type face mask and my boonie/floppy in a winter camo over it.

#LovinLife

Robb

From: dkbs
29-Mar-18
Boonie for me. Can stick brush in it and can move over eyes somewhat as a sunshade as well as keep my nose and ears shaded from the sun.

From: Owl
29-Mar-18
Anything but those flat brim baseball hats...... makes me want to yank em off their heads and bend em into a proper shape....... "there ya go, now wear it......"

-Tom, those aren't hats. They're "lids" accordingly to the kids. And all I can think is, "Well kid, garbage cans have lids not hats or caps."

I wear a ball cap if shading is required but a bandanna or beanie is just as likely. Full face shield helmet is probably the most sensible.:)

From: Phil/VA
29-Mar-18

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Custom made Camo Fedora.

From: LINK
29-Mar-18

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Ball cap for me. Sometimes camo sometimes Brown.

From: elk yinzer
29-Mar-18
Baseball cap. With proper curvature.

From: White Falcon
29-Mar-18

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This style that Dan, "Box Call" makes or ball cap!

From: elkstabber
29-Mar-18
A boonie in open country. A ball cap in timber. A merino beanie underneath if it's cool.

A plain ole fleece stocking cap if whitetail hunting from a treestand.

From: MathewsMan
29-Mar-18

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My Predator Camo Baseball cap was my favorite for a while, but when my kid met Jeff Gordon at the track, it was all I had for him to sign and so now it cannot get washed and hangs in my game room.

From: Griz
29-Mar-18
Ball cap in warm weather. Camo Gore Tex Stormy Kromer when it gets chilly to cold. Fleece beanie when its really cold.

From: LKH
29-Mar-18

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Won't tell you his name, but he had this hat on and was standing in front of a little willow when he shot this bou at 15 yards.

From: Wishedhead
29-Mar-18
Danny that nv 5 point is still my favorite bull youve killed. Maybe az will smile on you again this year??

From: Whocares
29-Mar-18

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My go to lucky hat for over 25 years!

From: Inshart
29-Mar-18
LKH, wasn't there a woman on Laugh In that wore a hat just like that. LOL

From: elkmtngear
29-Mar-18

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My Lucky Hat...20+ Years and still going...

29-Mar-18
Radar style with brim..... it is soft and quiet and warm enough to cover the chill and cool enough also for early season. Mine is in OD green

From: 12yards
29-Mar-18
Now that's a good looking boonie elkmtngear. I could wear that one.

From: ELKMAN
29-Mar-18

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I've had a few favorites over the years. I need to see if I can find some photos... Currently it's this one.

From: mountainman
29-Mar-18
Good ol camo ball hat. I just make sure the bill doesn't effect my string.

From: Fuzzy
29-Mar-18

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I'm a traditional archer, so I wear my trad hat

From: Cornpone
29-Mar-18
I learned the hard way one sunny fall day in my treestand: if a hat doesn't have a long enough bill you never want to look toward the sun. Very uncomfortable afternoon. Threw that useless thing away when I got home.

From: x-man
29-Mar-18
My Boonie is over 20 years old. The kids make fun of it every chance they get.

From: Joey Ward
29-Mar-18
Boxcall, one subject that consistently comes up on the Wall, year after year is, where can I find a non-insulated Jones style hat?

Now, with your sewing skills, there's a niche for that style in multiple camo flavors.

'Head' to it!

;-)

From: midwest
29-Mar-18
LOL @ Fuzzy!

From: TD
29-Mar-18

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Couple folks over on the CF wear these....... likely inspired Fuzzy's hat!

From: t-roy
29-Mar-18
LKH.......Is that Carmen Miranda’s brother?!!

From: Shug
29-Mar-18

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I don’t have a preference in hats but... when I do where a ball cap I wear it like a man ... not like these kids today with the brim flat enough to land a plane on!!

From: pointingdogs
29-Mar-18
Boonie. Caps that have bills get in the way of my shooting.

From: Bowbaker
29-Mar-18
Fedora most of the time.

From: Pivot
29-Mar-18
Boonie caps, like your's on the right--looks good.

From: caribou77
30-Mar-18
Love a good radar hat if I can find one that fits right. Other than that, just a ball cap.

From: BigOk
30-Mar-18
Ball cap until it cools off, then fleece radar hat.

From: Grasshopper
30-Mar-18

Grasshopper's Link
I want to get fuzzies hat and wear it to the event at the link

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/29/longmont-vagina-casting/

From: Ziek
30-Mar-18
Like many, I wear some type of ball cap. It's comfortable, shades my face, and is unrestrictive. But if you want the most effective head gear for camouflage, you need to break up the human outline appearance of a 'bowling bowl on a post'. Some type of hoody does that best, although that has other drawbacks. But most of us would rather make some type of fashion statement. ;-)

From: DoorKnob
30-Mar-18
Depends on the weather. Brims can interfere with string so I need to be able to turn it in certain situations. and ...Balaklava

From: Mule Power
31-Mar-18
Ballcap mid day. But for chilly mornings I like my Sitka Jetstream hat with earflaps. Very comfortable!

From: Heat
31-Mar-18
Boonie Hat or Visor Beanie are my favorites for bow hunting but I also wear ballcaps and big straw hats the rest of the time. I'm a hat guy for sure!

From: rooster
31-Mar-18
I wear a Boonie with mesh panels in warm weather and a beanie once it cools off.

From: BIG BEAR
31-Mar-18

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I like this one !! Thanks for the hat Box Call !!!

From: BOX CALL
31-Mar-18
I've got several camo ball cap types,and it depends on the hair if they fit good or not.also I don't like those pinch bill caps that is popular now.I've got one from the nwtf,and it gives me a headache from the temple squeezing.I prefer my bucket hats.

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