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Old 07-14-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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I wasn't trying to make that sound like a knock on you or this thread, so I hope it didn't come across that way. I'm just saying that in general, you will see no practical difference between Mossy Oak, Realtree or any of the other patterns out in the woods. Camo patterns are designed to appeal to the hunter.
The only hunting I've done where I've noticed camo can make a difference, is turkey hunting...
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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The only hunting I've done where I've noticed camo can make a difference, is turkey hunting...
I don't think moose can tell the difference. But they sure can smell or hear you from a distance

When I am walking through the brush to close on moose, I make a lot of noise trying to imitate another bull moose. I haven't been able to sneak on a moose so far, but I can call them in with moose calls as I stand still hidden in the brush.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Southwest Missouri
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The only hunting I've done where I've noticed camo can make a difference, is turkey hunting...
In my experience, turkey don't pay much attention to what I'm wearing as long as I sit still. I once called a turkey in to about ten yards while wearing red shorts and a white t-shirt. I wasn't hunting, but wanted to see how close I could get the bird to come in. The turkey didn't seem to mind my attire.

You are right that turkey have excellent eyesight, though. Camo can help you get away with more movement than might otherwise be possible.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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I don't suppose that there is moose lure out there...
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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Try chinaberry bark. It seems to be the rage around my back yard.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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I don't suppose that there is moose lure out there...
It's called a vegetable garden...
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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So Chinaberry bark or veggie garden and dress in camo that looks like a hammock.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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So Chinaberry bark or veggie garden and dress in camo that looks like a hammock.
Sounds good. Don't forget the picture of the toilet (just stick it in your pocket) to mask your scent.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Personally, I wear blaze orange when I'm hunting. I want others to see me, and not consider me a target. Of course the only thing I'm hunting these days are mostly grouse and ptarmigan, and an occasional caribou. The last time I took a moose it almost killed me packing it out. I'm just not as young as I used to be.
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