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Face mask, face paint or bare?

I use a face mask, what do you guys use when whitetail hunting?

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I think that the main thing

I think that the main thing is what do you prefer and how are you going to be hunting a tree or a ground stand?  I personally do not like face mask so I'll use the paint.  The only time that I have used a face mask has been turkey hunting but I just do not like them.  So when I am hunting mule deer and elk in the fall archery season I'll dig out the face paint and go to town.  It is interesting in the looks that you get when you come back into town and forget that you still have it on.  But then the people looking at you should get a clue when they see you wearing full camo from your head to your boots.   

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Face mask,net type...Help's

Face mask,net type...Help's with them Skeeter'z....

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Amen Brother chrisp

chrisp wrote:

Face mask,net type...Help's with them Skeeter'z....

 

You;d be a bigger man than me if you can hunt Florida without covering your face with something to keep the skeeters off you. Cover any exposed skin for that matter. Them guys are brutal.

 

to answer the question though, I use a full head cover net. I ues full cover cause I am old school and believe that it is in the eyes. I believe that a deer will spot you and recongnize you as a threat through your eyes. It be that sixth sense we all know they have.

"Never look a deer directly in the eye, boy, he'll spook and leave the area completely"  Mr. Tapia, Daddy

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I can relate

LOL, yes, I usually use a face mask, but I was hunting in a ground blind so I put some black face paint on.  after hunting i stopped at the burger king on the way home for a bite to eat.  I thought I was getting weird looks but I chalked it up to the camo I was wearing.

It was not until I got home and got ready for a shower that I realized why I was getting the strange looks.  I still had my black face paint on.  Normally, anyone with a blackened face would draw some attention, but i suppose today with all the crazies it even made it worse.

I use the face mask because it is easier and comes right off when I am done and it keeps me a little warmer, but it does annoy me a little.  The face paint is just as effective and doesn't bother me, but is a pain to clean up and take off.

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I will always use the full

I will always use the full netted face mask. In the late season if I still need to go out I use the heavier wool or knitted face masks. Those cold, windy, snowy days can be brutal.

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Face mask.  Only problem for

Face mask.  Only problem for me is if you don't have the net kind I get my glasses all fogged up.

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Critter do you just put the

Critter do you just put the paint on or do you have a pattern that you use each time?  What colors?  I was in a ground blind when I used the face paint so I just did black.  Not sure if you need other colors in a stand or not, just something to break up the white of my face.

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I'll just use a combination

I'll just use a combination of all three.  Brown, green, and black and in no paticular pattern.  I do make sure that there is some black under my eyes but other than that I just finger paint.  The main thing is that you just need something to break up the solid color of your face as a just in case.  I have been within 3 feet of both elk and deer without them knowing that I was there without any camo on at all.  It all depends on your movements and if you move slow and steady or quick and jerky.  I managed to take a bull elk one year and he was only 5 feet from me when I drew my bow and didn't have a clue that I was there and that was before I used face paint. 

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I have used paint on a couple

I have used paint on a couple different occasions but I prefer the mask. It is much quicker to put on and take off. It does not leave sticky, nasty residue on your face and you will not be getting wierd looks from people at the local burger joint. I just cut a hole in the mask right in front of my mouth so that I can put a chew in and spit and I'm set. From archery hunting to turkey hunting I go with the mask. But I guess painting the face does have a certain amount of primitiveness that has its own appeal.

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They have camo face stickers,

They have camo face stickers, but I haven't tried them.  Maybe I just need to get some cold cream and put it on the driver's seat to remember to take the face paint off so I don't scare the cashiers. 

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