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Four Ways to Customize Your Gillie Suit For Bowhunting

With all due respect to today’s excellent camouflage patterns, you can’t beat a gillie suit for bowhunting whitetails and other game on ground level. It’s the next best thing to being invisible. Your biggest worry? A deer might step on your foot.

What a Gillie Suit is
A gillie suit is typically a strong mesh shell with hundreds of strips of burlap and differently colored materials sewn to it. Some suits are ponchos; others consist of a long jacket with pants or leggings. All of them include a head covering. You complete the vanishing act with camo gloves, boots, and a facemask.

How to customize your suit
Before you actually hunt, you need to customize the suit; specifically, use scissors to trim any loose strands that might catch on the bowstring. Put on the suit and shoot while standing, kneeling, and sitting, just as you would on a hunt. Draw the bow. A camo arm guard [1] helps keep some of the strands out of the way. Trim any material from the bow arm [2] and chest [3] that may interfere with a clean arrow release. Don’t forget to also check the head covering [4] to make sure no material obstructs your line of sight. You can’t kill a deer you can’t see. Since you trim material only from the underside of the arm and one side of the chest and head covering, this doesn’t hamper the overall effectiveness of the gillie suit.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Great post ... except for one over-looked detail.
*Don't smoke while wearing,unless you use a flame retardant*

I just purchased a bow hunters gillie suit,and the above reminders are excellent points,including the camo arm guard!

After trying mine on,I thought it was almost as good as being in a blind ... only portable,and a little more in your face.

Here is a link to where I purchased my bow huntin' gillie,for anyone interested. It came with a couple of pounds of flame retardant,and extra material.

http://www.ghilliesuitstore.com/suits/Ghillie-Suits-orderby0-p-1-c-1.htm...

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from Evan Delp wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

this is neat, I don't own a ghillie suit but this interests me

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from RobinHood wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

A buddy of mine made his own out of a bug netting suit, unraveled twine and some fake foliage that his wife had lying around the house. At 20 paces I could hardly see him looking straight at him. If he is successful this year, I may ahve to make one myself.

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from Cabohusky wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Snipers have to make their own gillie when training to blend in with their surroundings. I would also suggest if anyone knows someone who was a sniper in any of the branches, talk to them as well and get their input.

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from Tbuckler wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I bought the Cabelas scentlok version in mossy oak, it was about 200 bucks....I like it a lot. It needed trimming around the arms and hood. I wore it during turkey season and felt like a ninja you can hide about anywhere and with a full face mask deer will not pick you out of a bush. I plan to use this method to move around and scout early season. I also carry a pair of sheers with me to clip branches off around me and make a little blind when I decide to stay put, this allows me to hide movement while waiting on a scrape or trail.

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from LizFSOL wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago
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from jGorley wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

If you want to save money, make your own. Use 1" cargo netting and tie strips of burlap and strands of dyed jute twine on as you see fit. Then tack stitch it to a set of BDUs or other clothing of your choice. The trick is to let it air out to get rid of the burlap scent. Also continue the use of scent cover. The nice part is the burlap picks up some of the local vegitation each time you step into the woods. The netting also allows you to cut local greenery and put it in for the day. I have made a couple. It takes time...lots of time, but they are far supperior to the kind you buy. I have about $75 invested in each suit. My wife mocked me until I showed her a video of me standing in the middle of a Logging road and she couldn't pick me out until I took my hood off.

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from rossmorrone wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Do you think that sitting up in a tree stand with blind covers and sides requires a intense suit like this? Can the deer really look up that high?

Ross
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visit www.norop.com the search engine for Hunters.

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from Big Game Sniper wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

I would have to completely agree with this. There's some really awesome camo patterns out there but when it comes to really erasing the human outline a gillie is the way to go. I went bear hunting in the mountains a while back and shot a 400 pounder at a little less than 15 yards...he never knew i was there unless he could hear my heart pounding,lol

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from snapperkiller wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

This is a really good article. I have been slowly customizing my gillie suit but I had to pick up the tips from other places or from my friends talking. I wish I had this site when I first started. Would have made life a lot easier. Gillie suites are a sound investment so I recommend one to bow hunters. And these tips will help to improve them even more. I actually got my from a friend that is a sniper in the Marine Corps so it is not as advanced as some of the ones on the market with scent lock and every other new tech built in.

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from DarkOwl30 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

After reading the comments every one wrote I believe this is going to be my next purchase. Also the more I think about the concept of the Gillie Suit, the more it makes sense. Thank you all for your comments, they have me sold!

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from natureguy wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I own several different como patterns---- jackets, pants, vests, face masks and hats -- all of wool or polar fleece-- very quiet. When I wear them, I combine the different camo patterns. This has fooled some very wary animals on numerous occassions. For example, on three seperate occassions I have had red foxes walk up a trail towards me as I was motionless watching for whitetails. I was so close,I could have touched them by reaching out with my hand. They never knew I was there untill I moved though one stopped and looked right at me for a few minutes as if he knew I shouldn't be there but couldn't figure out what I was. The breeze was in my favour at these times. I always wash my hunting in scent free, low residue soap, hang the clothes near the trees outside to dry and rub myself down with local vegetation when in my hunting area. I am very carefull not to carry anything that rattles or makes any noise. When moving, I go very very slow being very very carefull when moving and placing my feet . I move in variable spurts from 2 or 3 steps then stop to 7 to 10. I try and wait untill the wind blows and rattles the trees to help cover any noise I may create. It could take me a couple of hours or more to move 1/2 a mile depending on the terrain. This type of hunting is not for everyone. It requies total concentration. You will step and occassionaly
snap a twig or 2 no matter how carefull you are. When that happens just freeze & wait at least 5 minutes before proceeding.
Learn to trust your instincts. I often get a gut feeling that game is close just before I see it. This sometimes happens as much as 10 minutes in advance. Good luck and safe hunting!!!

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from natureguy wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I own several different como patterns---- jackets, pants, vests, face masks and hats -- all of wool or polar fleece-- very quiet. When I wear them, I combine the different camo patterns. This has fooled some very wary animals on numerous occassions. For example, on three seperate occassions I have had red foxes walk up a trail towards me as I was motionless watching for whitetails. I was so close,I could have touched them by reaching out with my hand. They never knew I was there untill I moved though one stopped and looked right at me for a few minutes as if he knew I shouldn't be there but couldn't figure out what I was. The breeze was in my favour at these times. I always wash my hunting in scent free, low residue soap, hang the clothes near the trees outside to dry and rub myself down with local vegetation when in my hunting area. I am very carefull not to carry anything that rattles or makes any noise. When moving, I go very very slow being very very carefull when moving and placing my feet . I move in variable spurts from 2 or 3 steps then stop to 7 to 10. I try and wait untill the wind blows and rattles the trees to help cover any noise I may create. It could take me a couple of hours or more to move 1/2 a mile depending on the terrain. This type of hunting is not for everyone. It requies total concentration. You will step and occassionaly
snap a twig or 2 no matter how carefull you are. When that happens just freeze & wait at least 5 minutes before proceeding.
Learn to trust your instincts. I often get a gut feeling that game is close just before I see it. This sometimes happens as much as 10 minutes in advance. Good luck and safe hunting!!!

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from coho310 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Gillie suits are expensive aren't they,I don't have one so I don't know.When I first saw a gillie suit,I thought it was something a military sniper would use,that just goes to show how technologically advanced the modern hunter is!I just wouldn't try something like that on public land because of the newbees that shoot at movement and if you wore a blaze vest,that would defeat the whole purpose of the gillie suit.I saw a nice one from gil-leaf in the Cabela's catalog,I just might have to look into it! Great post by the way!

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from ADKHunter wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

i will have to try this gillie suit idea for next year when i can hunt w/ a bow

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from polskikrol94 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

an orange ghillie suit is sweet for rifle because it still breaks you outline

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from chrismerrill wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

i too have made my own gillie suit i have served for 10 years in ht eus infantry and have many friend who are snipers. i used an old set of BDU's and sewed a mesh hammok (cost of about 10$) and then tied natural colored yarn to it. i also got a hold of 4 burlap sand bags and died them with rit die they are about 1$ a box and after taking each strand of the burlap apart (that is the time consuming part) tied thm to the suit. i had only used it on privet land rifle hunting and have been looking and ways to use it for bow hunting this is a great tip. they are easy and very cheap to make i would never think about buying one. i also think this is a suit every hunter should have without a doubt. i have had great success in mine.

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from Arcamedies wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I like the idea of customizing a gillie suit for a bow hunter. Good looking out.

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from seanleite wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I use a ghilly suit when stalking and works well, I have also cut away bits that will hit the bowstring , I use lace up moccasins to reduce sound as you feel what's underfoot and can change ones footfall.

I stay in Africa and it gets hot under a ghilly. The other day got within 40 metres of a Gemsbok herd and they didn't spook.

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from seanleite wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I use a ghilly suit when stalking and works well, I have also cut away bits that will hit the bowstring , I use lace up moccasins to reduce sound as you feel what's underfoot and can change ones footfall.

I stay in Africa and it gets hot under a ghilly. The other day got within 40 metres of a Gemsbok herd and they didn't spook.

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from extreme bowhunter wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

I bought a Ghilly suit from cabelas. i tried shooting without trimming away the material off of the arms and my bow string hit it every time. I had to cut off the material and also remove some of the material from the chest area. But after the work they are totaly worth it because it entirley conseals you and if you hunt from a tree stand it breaks up your outline

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from scott powers wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

i have heard of people useing them but im not shure if they work. do the work and where can any one order one for cheep.

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from Ed Mays wrote 4 years 2 hours ago

I love it when bow hunting i have gotten into ground hunting more than the tree. Makes the hunt 1000 times better ,now just wanna try it with a recurve.

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from easternwolf wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

if you use a rifle watch the action a caught string is a pain. also don't wear it in a place people pass by alot people think of weird stuff."bigfoot" equals cops and that takes time out of hunting and bail money.

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from grant77 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

You also want to attach natural vegitation to your suit to make it blend in more with your surroundings.

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from TxEd wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

I have a custom ghillie suit a family member gave me, he made it out of burlap and jute thread while in the US Army. It's true you need to modify it for bow hunting, but I made the mistake of taking too much thread off. You have to be careful when cutting around the arm and chest area. If you cut too much you'll have to find the material to add some back, or it just won't look or feel right. If you don't want to cut your current suit you can find ones like in link below, they already have the arm and chest areas trimmed out:

Bow hunting ghillie suits

I think the key when using it is adding the natural foliage that's around you. My ghillie suits can adapt almost any terrain when I do this. A good way is to tie some 550 chord onto the suit in various places. Then you can attach small branches with a lot of leaves. Don't put a too many though if you plan on moving around a lot.

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from Redbone wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Seems pretty neat. Bowhunting on the groud for deer is difficult.

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from ChandlerV1997 wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

I've always wanted to try bowhunting for deer on the ground. I have a ghillie suit, and the best way to make it even more camo is to mix grass, twigs, and leaves into the mesh.

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from Scott Cooper wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

do yourself a favor and get one i promise you wont regret it,and depending on were and what you hunt ,you might even get the fear of god put in you when you se just how "in your face" the hunted can get.. i had a bobcat within spitting range a couple years ago,and when i yelled he turned inside out and so did i

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from JCSoutdoorsman wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I have never hunted with a gillie suit but I will have to try it sometime!

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from RiiskyBusiness wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I have quite a bit of experience with Ghillie suits. I have built my own, and utilized my own. I do not understand why people use these bulky suits full of burlap. A ghillie suit should have sparse burlap with numerous rubber bands on the netting. These rubber bands serve to insert natural vegetation to better conceal you. The burlap is merely a space filler, not your camo. This allows you to completely blend into your environment. it also masks your scent better because you have actual vegetation from the area your are in. this is also useful because if you are going from a wooded deciduous forest to an open field, you can change the vegetation, and remain as camouflaged as possible. For all you hunters, take the burlap off, and start using natural vegetation, it will be more effective.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Great post ... except for one over-looked detail.
*Don't smoke while wearing,unless you use a flame retardant*

I just purchased a bow hunters gillie suit,and the above reminders are excellent points,including the camo arm guard!

After trying mine on,I thought it was almost as good as being in a blind ... only portable,and a little more in your face.

Here is a link to where I purchased my bow huntin' gillie,for anyone interested. It came with a couple of pounds of flame retardant,and extra material.

http://www.ghilliesuitstore.com/suits/Ghillie-Suits-orderby0-p-1-c-1.htm...

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from Evan Delp wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

this is neat, I don't own a ghillie suit but this interests me

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from Cabohusky wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

Snipers have to make their own gillie when training to blend in with their surroundings. I would also suggest if anyone knows someone who was a sniper in any of the branches, talk to them as well and get their input.

+5 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tbuckler wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I bought the Cabelas scentlok version in mossy oak, it was about 200 bucks....I like it a lot. It needed trimming around the arms and hood. I wore it during turkey season and felt like a ninja you can hide about anywhere and with a full face mask deer will not pick you out of a bush. I plan to use this method to move around and scout early season. I also carry a pair of sheers with me to clip branches off around me and make a little blind when I decide to stay put, this allows me to hide movement while waiting on a scrape or trail.

+5 Good Comment? | | Report
from RobinHood wrote 4 years 33 weeks ago

A buddy of mine made his own out of a bug netting suit, unraveled twine and some fake foliage that his wife had lying around the house. At 20 paces I could hardly see him looking straight at him. If he is successful this year, I may ahve to make one myself.

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from jGorley wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

If you want to save money, make your own. Use 1" cargo netting and tie strips of burlap and strands of dyed jute twine on as you see fit. Then tack stitch it to a set of BDUs or other clothing of your choice. The trick is to let it air out to get rid of the burlap scent. Also continue the use of scent cover. The nice part is the burlap picks up some of the local vegitation each time you step into the woods. The netting also allows you to cut local greenery and put it in for the day. I have made a couple. It takes time...lots of time, but they are far supperior to the kind you buy. I have about $75 invested in each suit. My wife mocked me until I showed her a video of me standing in the middle of a Logging road and she couldn't pick me out until I took my hood off.

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from natureguy wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I own several different como patterns---- jackets, pants, vests, face masks and hats -- all of wool or polar fleece-- very quiet. When I wear them, I combine the different camo patterns. This has fooled some very wary animals on numerous occassions. For example, on three seperate occassions I have had red foxes walk up a trail towards me as I was motionless watching for whitetails. I was so close,I could have touched them by reaching out with my hand. They never knew I was there untill I moved though one stopped and looked right at me for a few minutes as if he knew I shouldn't be there but couldn't figure out what I was. The breeze was in my favour at these times. I always wash my hunting in scent free, low residue soap, hang the clothes near the trees outside to dry and rub myself down with local vegetation when in my hunting area. I am very carefull not to carry anything that rattles or makes any noise. When moving, I go very very slow being very very carefull when moving and placing my feet . I move in variable spurts from 2 or 3 steps then stop to 7 to 10. I try and wait untill the wind blows and rattles the trees to help cover any noise I may create. It could take me a couple of hours or more to move 1/2 a mile depending on the terrain. This type of hunting is not for everyone. It requies total concentration. You will step and occassionaly
snap a twig or 2 no matter how carefull you are. When that happens just freeze & wait at least 5 minutes before proceeding.
Learn to trust your instincts. I often get a gut feeling that game is close just before I see it. This sometimes happens as much as 10 minutes in advance. Good luck and safe hunting!!!

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from polskikrol94 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

an orange ghillie suit is sweet for rifle because it still breaks you outline

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from chrismerrill wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

i too have made my own gillie suit i have served for 10 years in ht eus infantry and have many friend who are snipers. i used an old set of BDU's and sewed a mesh hammok (cost of about 10$) and then tied natural colored yarn to it. i also got a hold of 4 burlap sand bags and died them with rit die they are about 1$ a box and after taking each strand of the burlap apart (that is the time consuming part) tied thm to the suit. i had only used it on privet land rifle hunting and have been looking and ways to use it for bow hunting this is a great tip. they are easy and very cheap to make i would never think about buying one. i also think this is a suit every hunter should have without a doubt. i have had great success in mine.

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from rossmorrone wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

Do you think that sitting up in a tree stand with blind covers and sides requires a intense suit like this? Can the deer really look up that high?

Ross
-----
visit www.norop.com the search engine for Hunters.

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from Big Game Sniper wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

I would have to completely agree with this. There's some really awesome camo patterns out there but when it comes to really erasing the human outline a gillie is the way to go. I went bear hunting in the mountains a while back and shot a 400 pounder at a little less than 15 yards...he never knew i was there unless he could hear my heart pounding,lol

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from snapperkiller wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago

This is a really good article. I have been slowly customizing my gillie suit but I had to pick up the tips from other places or from my friends talking. I wish I had this site when I first started. Would have made life a lot easier. Gillie suites are a sound investment so I recommend one to bow hunters. And these tips will help to improve them even more. I actually got my from a friend that is a sniper in the Marine Corps so it is not as advanced as some of the ones on the market with scent lock and every other new tech built in.

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from DarkOwl30 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

After reading the comments every one wrote I believe this is going to be my next purchase. Also the more I think about the concept of the Gillie Suit, the more it makes sense. Thank you all for your comments, they have me sold!

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from ADKHunter wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

i will have to try this gillie suit idea for next year when i can hunt w/ a bow

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from LizFSOL wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago
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from coho310 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Gillie suits are expensive aren't they,I don't have one so I don't know.When I first saw a gillie suit,I thought it was something a military sniper would use,that just goes to show how technologically advanced the modern hunter is!I just wouldn't try something like that on public land because of the newbees that shoot at movement and if you wore a blaze vest,that would defeat the whole purpose of the gillie suit.I saw a nice one from gil-leaf in the Cabela's catalog,I just might have to look into it! Great post by the way!

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from Arcamedies wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I like the idea of customizing a gillie suit for a bow hunter. Good looking out.

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from grant77 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

You also want to attach natural vegitation to your suit to make it blend in more with your surroundings.

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from seanleite wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I use a ghilly suit when stalking and works well, I have also cut away bits that will hit the bowstring , I use lace up moccasins to reduce sound as you feel what's underfoot and can change ones footfall.

I stay in Africa and it gets hot under a ghilly. The other day got within 40 metres of a Gemsbok herd and they didn't spook.

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from easternwolf wrote 3 years 41 weeks ago

if you use a rifle watch the action a caught string is a pain. also don't wear it in a place people pass by alot people think of weird stuff."bigfoot" equals cops and that takes time out of hunting and bail money.

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from Redbone wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Seems pretty neat. Bowhunting on the groud for deer is difficult.

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from LizFSOL wrote 4 years 27 weeks ago
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from natureguy wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

I own several different como patterns---- jackets, pants, vests, face masks and hats -- all of wool or polar fleece-- very quiet. When I wear them, I combine the different camo patterns. This has fooled some very wary animals on numerous occassions. For example, on three seperate occassions I have had red foxes walk up a trail towards me as I was motionless watching for whitetails. I was so close,I could have touched them by reaching out with my hand. They never knew I was there untill I moved though one stopped and looked right at me for a few minutes as if he knew I shouldn't be there but couldn't figure out what I was. The breeze was in my favour at these times. I always wash my hunting in scent free, low residue soap, hang the clothes near the trees outside to dry and rub myself down with local vegetation when in my hunting area. I am very carefull not to carry anything that rattles or makes any noise. When moving, I go very very slow being very very carefull when moving and placing my feet . I move in variable spurts from 2 or 3 steps then stop to 7 to 10. I try and wait untill the wind blows and rattles the trees to help cover any noise I may create. It could take me a couple of hours or more to move 1/2 a mile depending on the terrain. This type of hunting is not for everyone. It requies total concentration. You will step and occassionaly
snap a twig or 2 no matter how carefull you are. When that happens just freeze & wait at least 5 minutes before proceeding.
Learn to trust your instincts. I often get a gut feeling that game is close just before I see it. This sometimes happens as much as 10 minutes in advance. Good luck and safe hunting!!!

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from seanleite wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I use a ghilly suit when stalking and works well, I have also cut away bits that will hit the bowstring , I use lace up moccasins to reduce sound as you feel what's underfoot and can change ones footfall.

I stay in Africa and it gets hot under a ghilly. The other day got within 40 metres of a Gemsbok herd and they didn't spook.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from extreme bowhunter wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

I bought a Ghilly suit from cabelas. i tried shooting without trimming away the material off of the arms and my bow string hit it every time. I had to cut off the material and also remove some of the material from the chest area. But after the work they are totaly worth it because it entirley conseals you and if you hunt from a tree stand it breaks up your outline

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from scott powers wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

i have heard of people useing them but im not shure if they work. do the work and where can any one order one for cheep.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ed Mays wrote 4 years 2 hours ago

I love it when bow hunting i have gotten into ground hunting more than the tree. Makes the hunt 1000 times better ,now just wanna try it with a recurve.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from TxEd wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

I have a custom ghillie suit a family member gave me, he made it out of burlap and jute thread while in the US Army. It's true you need to modify it for bow hunting, but I made the mistake of taking too much thread off. You have to be careful when cutting around the arm and chest area. If you cut too much you'll have to find the material to add some back, or it just won't look or feel right. If you don't want to cut your current suit you can find ones like in link below, they already have the arm and chest areas trimmed out:

Bow hunting ghillie suits

I think the key when using it is adding the natural foliage that's around you. My ghillie suits can adapt almost any terrain when I do this. A good way is to tie some 550 chord onto the suit in various places. Then you can attach small branches with a lot of leaves. Don't put a too many though if you plan on moving around a lot.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from ChandlerV1997 wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

I've always wanted to try bowhunting for deer on the ground. I have a ghillie suit, and the best way to make it even more camo is to mix grass, twigs, and leaves into the mesh.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Scott Cooper wrote 2 years 22 weeks ago

do yourself a favor and get one i promise you wont regret it,and depending on were and what you hunt ,you might even get the fear of god put in you when you se just how "in your face" the hunted can get.. i had a bobcat within spitting range a couple years ago,and when i yelled he turned inside out and so did i

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from JCSoutdoorsman wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I have never hunted with a gillie suit but I will have to try it sometime!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from RiiskyBusiness wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I have quite a bit of experience with Ghillie suits. I have built my own, and utilized my own. I do not understand why people use these bulky suits full of burlap. A ghillie suit should have sparse burlap with numerous rubber bands on the netting. These rubber bands serve to insert natural vegetation to better conceal you. The burlap is merely a space filler, not your camo. This allows you to completely blend into your environment. it also masks your scent better because you have actual vegetation from the area your are in. this is also useful because if you are going from a wooded deciduous forest to an open field, you can change the vegetation, and remain as camouflaged as possible. For all you hunters, take the burlap off, and start using natural vegetation, it will be more effective.

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