There are times that I wonder how I even managed to put a arrow into a deer or a elk 40 years ago when cammo consisted of a plaid flannel shirt and a pair of Levi's. Smear a little mud on your face and go after the animals. Oh, I also forgot we were shooting recurved bows with cedar arrows and no sights and had no problems getting within bow range of 5 to 30 yards with no problems. If it started to rain you either got out your military surplus rubber poncho sat under a tree until it quit or just kept on hunting in the rain. Our whole hunting outfit cost under $20.00
Even today with my modern rain gear, compound bow that shoots 60+ yards with carbon arrows I still miss the times that time has passed by. However I still don't wear the "fashionable" type of cammo and find that a flannel shirt and Levi's still work for me quite well.
I wish we had the option to get it in non camo. I'd like to wear it all the time, but feel like a dufus walking around in camo all the time.
I have a jacket and pants made with two layers of fleece with a membrane in the middle like Gore-Tex, but much cheaper. It's $89 ea, and works great. Water and wind proof, light, quiet, and works for for up to 65degrees. I just layer under if for cold. What I like is if it get too warm it rolls up pretty small to stick in my backpack. Hard to do that with my old Woolrich jacket. Too bulky, and it weighs a ton when it gets wet. I just wear it when it's cold enough to wear all day, and it will snow instead of rain. I've had it since the 50's, and it's like an old friend, but it has it's limitations.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...