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Hunters Clothes when not hunting

Every year I go to my land to set up camp for the hunt, I make the last stop to gas up in a small burg, and every year I get a chuckle out of all the hunters wearing the camo from top to bottom, a whole day of two before the hunting season starts I wear blue jeans and whatever, I don't understand the I will wear my hunting clothes every where I go attitude. Am I off base on this ????? Just looks goofy to me, to be sitting in a McDonalds in full hunting garb, eating a big mac.

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It's the anticipation factor. And yes unless you are affected by it - it does look goofy. Same thing at the lake where our camp is - for the full weekend before deer season opened everyone was running around in blaze orange hats/vests. Unless you're caught up in it - it probably does look pretty lame.

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Reference the slob hunter thread. In the future will this behavior be considered so boorish as to merit condemnation as endangering the sport?

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I think we were talking about wearing your camo/blaze orange around a isolated lake in a rural district with a dozen or so cottages on it a couple days before the season opened.

If you REALLY, REALLY to core of your being want to wear your blood-stained hunting clothes and drive down Barrington (read: Main) St with a deer slung over your hood; I personally won't be offended.

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I have hunted in regions where there are quite a few out-of-towners come in and you see them around town in their hunting garb before and during the season. I assume they must have been out spotting or something, doesn't really strike me as strange or unusual. Although it does stand out in a crowd.

I also assume that they are men, like me, who are handicapped in their ability to properly pack a suit case. Just ran out the door with what they had on, the hunting clothes, the gun, the wallet, ammo, and maybe some coffee. Thus the need to wear the camo and orange when around town (when you only have two changes of clothes).

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Actually, Saskie, I wouldn't personally advocate wearing bloodstained clothes around town anymore. Where I grew up one used to not feel compelled to change out of bloody clothes before stopping for gas on the way home. But now if you're spotted with blood on your clothes people no longer assume you've been hunting -- not a good thing.

I've noticed the camo thing, but it seems like down here in Alabama camo just sort of goes with everything.

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During the pst year I moved from upstate NY to North Carolina.

I taught Hunter Education for 17 years in NY and continue to teach it here. I always taught my students not to run around in public wearing hunting clothes (Especially blood stained)and in general make a presentable image. It surprised me in North Carolina how many people wear camuflage on a daily basis. I really don't think it is even equated with hunting garb here as I see things like camuflage shorts in all the stores. I still wear my hunting clothes only when I am hunting.

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Using simple logic, hunting camouflage is for hunting, and if you're not hunting - YOU DON'T HAVE TO WEAR IT!!

Unless you're hunting Big Mac's and then it's perfectly fine.... I know how long those lines get at Burger King/ McDonald's and Camo gives those hungry individuals a sneaky-sneaky edge to pounce to the front of the line without being noticed!! I feel its a survival of the fittest technique and those camo wearing individuals will survive in this harsh demanding world.

Hail Camouflage!!

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Personally I would wear camo daily if I could afford it but since it's so "in" it costs more than normal clothes so I pretty much wear the same stuff everywhere jeans T-shirt and hiking boots. I would have worn that for my graduation pics but mom insisted on more feminine cloths for that. (I'm a girl in case ya didn't know)

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Welcome aboard Billii. It is nice to see more females on this forum and hunting/shooting.

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I keep my clothes packed in an air tight container untill I use them.Why would anyone want to smell like the local restaurant? If you think you must show your a hunter get a nice ball cap with your hunt club name on it a game picture,but stay away from the orange and camo or combinations, soft solid colours are more tastefull.people will look at you as a responsible hunter.

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