Ripcord Arrow Rests
Beard or no beard for concealment
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
T Mac 19-Aug-19
fubar racin 19-Aug-19
PoudreCanyon 19-Aug-19
HUNT MAN 19-Aug-19
Boreal 19-Aug-19
WYOBIRDDOG 19-Aug-19
drycreek 19-Aug-19
wyobullshooter 19-Aug-19
svrelk 19-Aug-19
midwest 19-Aug-19
jordanathome 19-Aug-19
t-roy 19-Aug-19
Franklin 19-Aug-19
longspeak74 19-Aug-19
Aspen Ghost 19-Aug-19
LINK 19-Aug-19
T Mac 19-Aug-19
drycreek 19-Aug-19
Brotsky 19-Aug-19
Z Barebow 19-Aug-19
SBH 19-Aug-19
greg simon 19-Aug-19
Matt 19-Aug-19
JSW 19-Aug-19
orionsbrother 19-Aug-19
MichaelArnette 19-Aug-19
Ermine 20-Aug-19
cnelk 20-Aug-19
Treeline 20-Aug-19
APauls 20-Aug-19
elkmtngear 20-Aug-19
Z Barebow 20-Aug-19
cnelk 20-Aug-19
Bake 20-Aug-19
Shug 20-Aug-19
Surfbow 20-Aug-19
LINK 20-Aug-19
Scoot 20-Aug-19
Native Okie 20-Aug-19
BullHunter 20-Aug-19
EmbryOklahoma 20-Aug-19
rooster 20-Aug-19
ESP 20-Aug-19
Frostymug 20-Aug-19
dnovo 20-Aug-19
ahunter76 20-Aug-19
jordanathome 20-Aug-19
bigbulls6 20-Aug-19
'Ike' 20-Aug-19
LUNG$HOT 20-Aug-19
yooper89 21-Aug-19
mattandersen 21-Aug-19
TD 21-Aug-19
midwest 21-Aug-19
Joey Ward 21-Aug-19
jordanathome 21-Aug-19
Z Barebow 21-Aug-19
Hancock West 21-Aug-19
APauls 21-Aug-19
TD 21-Aug-19
Nick Muche 21-Aug-19
BIG BEAR 21-Aug-19
Heat 21-Aug-19
grubby 22-Aug-19
Tobpitbull 22-Aug-19
mulecreek 22-Aug-19
BTM 22-Aug-19
Grubby 23-Aug-19
From: T Mac
19-Aug-19
Heading on first elk hunt in 2 weeks. Thinking of beard for concealment what say you guys? More hair more scent?

From: fubar racin
19-Aug-19
More hair more scent, beard breaks up your face, beards can screw with arrow flight, beards look cool, strings rip beards outta your face. Pros and cons to everything.

From: PoudreCanyon
19-Aug-19
I grow mine for hunting season, not for concealment, or warmth, or any real practical reason... except that then my face doesn’t itch like hell when I don’t shave it for 8-9 days:)

From: HUNT MAN
19-Aug-19
Beard

From: Boreal
19-Aug-19
Beard because....do you really need a reason?

From: WYOBIRDDOG
19-Aug-19
Hockey players are very superstitious. How many grow beards when they reach the playoffs? I think bow hunters are more superstitious then hockey players. GO WINGS!

From: drycreek
19-Aug-19
Beard because I’ve had one since kindergarten. Oh wait, they didn’t have kindergarten when I was little. Must have been first grade......

19-Aug-19
I’m going with the clean shaven look this year, for the first time ever. It’s gotten to the point the only concealment my beard would provide is when it snows.

From: svrelk
19-Aug-19
I hate shaving.... .

From: midwest
19-Aug-19
haha^^^

From: jordanathome
19-Aug-19
Rob....I resemble that remark.......dammit

I go goatee

From: t-roy
19-Aug-19
Did you go to Jethro Bodine Middle School, drycreek? If so, I’ll bet yer good at ciphering and gozindas!

From: Franklin
19-Aug-19
If you can grow a beard in 2 weeks that can hold odor or get caught in your bow string God bless you. The most I can hope for is a heavy stubble.

From: longspeak74
19-Aug-19
Beard all year long...unfortunately it's more gray than anything else!

From: Aspen Ghost
19-Aug-19
I don't shave during elk season.

From: LINK
19-Aug-19
I haven’t been clean shaven since about 2012. Beard for me.

From: T Mac
19-Aug-19
Franklin I’m like you I’m 2 weeks in with heavy stubble and might be able to catch in bowstring after a month when season starts!

From: drycreek
19-Aug-19
Troy, I’ll just say this, the school I went to had two grades in one room

From: Brotsky
19-Aug-19
I’m new to this elk hunting stuff. So you guys are telling me I have to shave everywhere BUT my face?

From: Z Barebow
19-Aug-19
Beard. It is my game face. Not much camo anymore.

From: SBH
19-Aug-19
Beard. Scent don’t matter when elk hunting. You’ll stink after a few days in the backcountry regardless of what’s on your face.

What svrelk said...I hate shaving too. I don’t think i even own a razor anymore.

From: greg simon
19-Aug-19
Beard. Is that really a question???

From: Matt
19-Aug-19
If your success is based on whether you have a beard or not, god help you.

From: JSW
19-Aug-19
I haven't shaved since 1985 so, beard.

19-Aug-19
Reverse manscaping!!

Beard !!!

19-Aug-19
Light beard for me but that’s because the ladies like it ...elk could care less

From: Ermine
20-Aug-19
Less hair the better for me. Hair holds scent. I’ve been killing animals with a bow with a shiny “baby face” for years

From: cnelk
20-Aug-19
If you shave your face for scent purposes, you should also shave your head

From: Treeline
20-Aug-19
Brotsky gets it!

Cnelk, some of us don’t have to shave that much on top any more...

I really don’t like growing my beard out these days.

Shiny white face can be covered with camo paint but that color of my beard these days is hard on a guy’s self esteem...

From: APauls
20-Aug-19
Hunt every day like you’re taking hero shots! ;)

From: elkmtngear
20-Aug-19
Yep, my face is the only place that's "unshaven" ;^)

From: Z Barebow
20-Aug-19
Jeff-Nose and ear hair trimmed? Never mind. I don't want details! LOL!

From: cnelk
20-Aug-19
I dont shave my face, but do shave my neck.

Young guys will have this to look forward to :)

From: Bake
20-Aug-19
Fortunately, my "beard" grows in with a big blank spot where my string would contact my face, so I don't have to worry about that.

Growing a patchy red/gray/blond "beard" is just a good way to annoy my wife. So . . . . maybe I should start another one :)

From: Shug
20-Aug-19

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Go with this...

From: Surfbow
20-Aug-19
Beard, because I can't. My beard makes me look like a hormonal Amish teenager, and if I grow only a mustache my wife says I look like a creep...

From: LINK
20-Aug-19

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Beards are good for storing stuff for later, sometimes even ice. ;)

From: Scoot
20-Aug-19
With a face as handsome as mine it's a shame to cover it!

T-Roy, any chance you can grow two beards? ;)

From: Native Okie
20-Aug-19
Beard, women like a thigh burner.

From: BullHunter
20-Aug-19
Mountain season is beard season!

20-Aug-19
I grow a beard/goatee all the time. I just trim it down while in the warmer/hot months. I shaved all of my facial hair off about 7 years ago. Made it even harder to look at myself in the mirror. That ain't happening again.

From: rooster
20-Aug-19
Seems lately that if I grow my beard out it would only work for added concealment in a snow storm!

From: ESP
20-Aug-19
When your bald and ugly. Beards are a great thing. I know from experience.

From: Frostymug
20-Aug-19
I grow a beard because I'm not a woman or a child.

From: dnovo
20-Aug-19
I’ve had a beard since 1981. It’s mostly gray now but doesn’t mess with my hunting.

From: ahunter76
20-Aug-19

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It's just part of me. Nothing to do with hunting.

From: jordanathome
20-Aug-19

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Not really concealment but gotta be what I gotta be

From: bigbulls6
20-Aug-19
Beatd

From: 'Ike'
20-Aug-19
I'd go beard, but it's going to have to snow, for it to do any good...Haaaa!

From: LUNG$HOT
20-Aug-19

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Yep, I always rock the goatee year round. I’m like Embry in the fact I totally shaved my face one time and the dam dog didn’t even recognize me. Won’t do that again.

ESP. The worst part is being bald and ugly but can’t really grow a full beard. The goatee is strong but the chops are like Joe Dirt!

From: yooper89
21-Aug-19
Thinking about taking the beard down a bit to really emphasize the muff duster.. if the elk don't like it, at least my wife will.

From: mattandersen
21-Aug-19
def beard

From: TD
21-Aug-19

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Beard. I used to be just "The Bald Guy"..... NOW.... I'm the "Bald Guy with the Beard"

Let em grow down into the chest hair for a fuller effect.....

If you're worried about beard smell on an elk hunt.... I'm not familiar with that kind of elk hunt. The ones I know are the ones you turn your skivvies inside out to get another couple days out of em.....

Better yet, maybe you can find an elk piss beard balm and not have to pin that silly wafer to your hat. Personally I like the Honest Amish beard balm/oil scent.... you know what the ladies say.... once you go Amish you never go back.....

From: midwest
21-Aug-19
ZZ Tom!

From: Joey Ward
21-Aug-19
TD, I see you use the same technique with your shirts. Or you just waking from a bender?

From: jordanathome
21-Aug-19
OMG I can't unsee that.............

From: Z Barebow
21-Aug-19
Joey- I don't care who you are, that is funny! (TD fell into that one!) I wonder if he walked home carrying his underwear?

From: Hancock West
21-Aug-19
priceless

From: APauls
21-Aug-19
LMAO@Joey!

From: TD
21-Aug-19
Joey, had to do that morning with a rattle can of paint and a broken stem/nozzle that somebody dropped and put back on the shelf...... but same basic theory as the skivvies.... =D

From: Nick Muche
21-Aug-19
Hilarious TD!

From: BIG BEAR
21-Aug-19
The goatee is not that strong Lung$hot........ Sorry.

From: Heat
21-Aug-19
I grow a "Joe Dirt" type thing on my face year round.

From: grubby
22-Aug-19
I'm appalled at the number of selfies posted.

22-Aug-19
I’ve heard of what type of broadhead to shoot for an elk, and or how heavy an arrow, and stuff like, moon phases best to hunt, etc....

But should a person grow a beard or not, that tops it all...

Don’t forget to be sure your sock color matches for under garments, lol.

Elk are touchy to color.

Having some fun... just hunt!

From: mulecreek
22-Aug-19
Tobpitbull, Obviously you haven't seen the "how to tie your boots for an elk hunt" thread. Hopefully, Newberg can roll up boot tying, shaving, toenail grooming and sack waxing all into one podcast.

From: BTM
22-Aug-19

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From: Grubby
23-Aug-19

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