Is Camo absolutely nesessary to hunt elk in the fall in Wyoming. The reason I am asking is because I have Filson tin cloth packer coat and would like to use it when I am hunting. What do you think?
I've never worn camo when hunting elk. I hunt in the muzzleloader season, which means I have to get almost (though, not quite) as close as bow hunters, but it also means I am required to wear blaze orange (this is in Colorado, I'm not certain but would guess the rules are similar in WY).
When hunting elk, just like when hunting deer, wind direction and the noise you make are WAAAAY more important than the color of your clothes.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...