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About ghile suits. Should I buy one, make my own, or buy one and add onto it with more camo cloth and stuff? This would be for bowhunting deer and gobblers by the way.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I have a light nylon 3d suite that works great. You can just slip it on over whatever you are wearing and it's not hot. Nothing added is required. The top, bottom and head cover ran about $100 several years ago. Last fall while bowhunting a doe was right under my tree and looked right at me from a few feet below and never even stomped a hoof or did a head bob. All ready had taken 2 doe so I let her walk. Shot the big 10 in my profile pics couple days later.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Bass Pro has some good one's(don't remember who make's them).They have several "colors" available.
You could make your own as they train snipers to do in the "school".
Lastly you could buy one and add on if you wanted to but should 'nt have to.
Hope this helps.

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from matouse3 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

The ones that Del is talking about work well and look good, and for a hundred bucks or less, its hardly worth you time to fabricate your own once you add up your time and materials.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Del_
Where did you get your 3d suit?
Do you have a picture?

Big O-
Is this what you were talking about,from Bass Pro?

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_...

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from MLH wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Whenever I put on a ghillie a surprising variety of wildlife tromp, slither, or fly very close me - much more than when wearing regular camo. If you get busted deer will sometimes just stare for a few seconds, offering a chance at a shot. Last year a male pheasant walked within 10 feet while crowing for a mate.

My ghillie is a 3/4 length cape with sleeves and separate leggings and headgear. The leggings are a pain in the butt - would prefer overpants. Great in warm weather because the backing is an open mesh. The mesh does catch branches, though. You could set up in a field and look like a brush pile, but only if you don't move. I like to set up in edge cover.

If by a road at dusk, can put on your best Bigfoot act, before slipping back into the woods. Not recommended if there are any other hunters around.

I spray the entire set, inside and out, with Permithrin each year to deter ticks and other creepy crawlers.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Where did you get them MLH?

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from MLH wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Cabelas. I just checked, but they no longer have this type online. Maybe in the catalog. Mine is about 7 years old - shredded cotton Mossy Oak fabric.

Lots of choices if looking for a new suit today. You can throw the cape over whatever you're wearing. Jute might also be a better choice than the shredded cloth (search for ghillie suit online). The new 3D camo jackets and pants at Bass Pro are quite realistic. In a tree, the 3D jacket/pants type might be safer than the loose-fitting cape - seems less likely to catch on something. I do not wear my ghillie suit in a tree stand - can too easily catch on something.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

MLH-
Thanks for your reply!
I couldn't find them online either.

Check these bad boys out ...

http://www.ghilliesuitstore.com/suits/index.html

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from Big O wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

To 2Poppa those are the ones. I got the Mossy Oak brand.

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from samuel wilson wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

make your own

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from shane wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

These things are interesting but are almost taking it too far.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

2poppa that thing would probably work very well but it would be hard to shoot a bow. Think I got mine at Dick's or Galyan's. Bass Pro and Cabela's has them.

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from usmcturkey wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Hey 2poppa I also use the 3D ones Big O is talking about work great even for turkey hunting. Just turn them inside out when you wash them even though the directions do not tell you that.

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from huntcamp wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Just be careful the suit doesn't grab your string on the way through

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I have one you can usually find a couple of them at military shows and for hunting I was going to use mine for turkey hunting in a field with little cover but then decided to go with a ground blind instead.

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from meagel wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

you do not need one at all. Just work on breaking up you outline more in the woods and you shall be set.

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from matouse3 wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

The ones that Del is talking about work well and look good, and for a hundred bucks or less, its hardly worth you time to fabricate your own once you add up your time and materials.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Del_
Where did you get your 3d suit?
Do you have a picture?

Big O-
Is this what you were talking about,from Bass Pro?

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_...

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from MLH wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Cabelas. I just checked, but they no longer have this type online. Maybe in the catalog. Mine is about 7 years old - shredded cotton Mossy Oak fabric.

Lots of choices if looking for a new suit today. You can throw the cape over whatever you're wearing. Jute might also be a better choice than the shredded cloth (search for ghillie suit online). The new 3D camo jackets and pants at Bass Pro are quite realistic. In a tree, the 3D jacket/pants type might be safer than the loose-fitting cape - seems less likely to catch on something. I do not wear my ghillie suit in a tree stand - can too easily catch on something.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

MLH-
Thanks for your reply!
I couldn't find them online either.

Check these bad boys out ...

http://www.ghilliesuitstore.com/suits/index.html

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from Big O wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

To 2Poppa those are the ones. I got the Mossy Oak brand.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

2poppa that thing would probably work very well but it would be hard to shoot a bow. Think I got mine at Dick's or Galyan's. Bass Pro and Cabela's has them.

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from usmcturkey wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Hey 2poppa I also use the 3D ones Big O is talking about work great even for turkey hunting. Just turn them inside out when you wash them even though the directions do not tell you that.

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I have a light nylon 3d suite that works great. You can just slip it on over whatever you are wearing and it's not hot. Nothing added is required. The top, bottom and head cover ran about $100 several years ago. Last fall while bowhunting a doe was right under my tree and looked right at me from a few feet below and never even stomped a hoof or did a head bob. All ready had taken 2 doe so I let her walk. Shot the big 10 in my profile pics couple days later.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Bass Pro has some good one's(don't remember who make's them).They have several "colors" available.
You could make your own as they train snipers to do in the "school".
Lastly you could buy one and add on if you wanted to but should 'nt have to.
Hope this helps.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Whenever I put on a ghillie a surprising variety of wildlife tromp, slither, or fly very close me - much more than when wearing regular camo. If you get busted deer will sometimes just stare for a few seconds, offering a chance at a shot. Last year a male pheasant walked within 10 feet while crowing for a mate.

My ghillie is a 3/4 length cape with sleeves and separate leggings and headgear. The leggings are a pain in the butt - would prefer overpants. Great in warm weather because the backing is an open mesh. The mesh does catch branches, though. You could set up in a field and look like a brush pile, but only if you don't move. I like to set up in edge cover.

If by a road at dusk, can put on your best Bigfoot act, before slipping back into the woods. Not recommended if there are any other hunters around.

I spray the entire set, inside and out, with Permithrin each year to deter ticks and other creepy crawlers.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Where did you get them MLH?

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from samuel wilson wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

make your own

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from shane wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

These things are interesting but are almost taking it too far.

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from huntcamp wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Just be careful the suit doesn't grab your string on the way through

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

I have one you can usually find a couple of them at military shows and for hunting I was going to use mine for turkey hunting in a field with little cover but then decided to go with a ground blind instead.

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from meagel wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

you do not need one at all. Just work on breaking up you outline more in the woods and you shall be set.

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