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    Camo - Short sleeves?

    I've got a 10 day backpack elk hunt coming up. I've got a couple mesh long sleeve camo shirts to hunt in as well as a couple UA heat gear short sleeve shirts. I have no qualms about puttin a stalk on with the long sleeves but I worry about stalking in the short sleeves. Anybody hunt in short sleeves in the early season?
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    I hunt in short sleeves during the early season! I've never had any problems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbickel View Post
    I hunt in short sleeves during the early season! I've never had any problems...
    Same for me.

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    I've often though about it but have always stayed in long sleeve.. I kind get maybe even a little to stealthy when sneak'n in on a critter. Heck I dont know if it matters..good question.

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    Shoot, last year I even took my dear wearing blue jeans!!! Camo isnt all it is cracked up to be. Humans hunted for centuries without it and survived just fine.
    If it makes you more confident to wear long sleeves then do so. But honestly, your movement is more important (lack of it actually) than what you are wearing.
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    Hmmmm . . . Well I guess I'll see how it goes. I would rather do the long sleeves but it ought to be plenty warm to warrant the short sleeves. I guess if I blow a stalk based on a lack of sleeves I'll be telling folks from the mountaintops.
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    If you're that concerned about it use a little face paint on your arms to break them up. I tried it yesterday while antelope hunting, not sure it worked as I didn't get close enough for a shot but that may have had more to do with the fact there was no cover. I've never had much of a chance to hunt with short sleeves as it's usually to cold but a unique situation presented it's self yesterday and the best option was short sleeves and paint. The fact my wife and daughter got to poke fun at me when I got back to camp was an added bonus.

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    Never been a fan of short sleeves in the woods. Forearms get chewed up from the prickly stuff and I prefer to keep the sun off my arms at higher elevations to reduce sunburn.

    I also wear light weight breathable clothing that wicks moisture real well and allows the wind to move through and it keeps by core well regulated.

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    I watched a hunter one day from a ridge away that was wearing a shot sleeve shirt, and it was amazing how his forearms seemed to stick out and almost glow compared to the background. Ever since then I have always wore long sleeves and gloves.
    Shoot STR8

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    Thts good to know ruttin..I'll stick to long sleeve..lol

 

 

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