haha, old hunter... you my friend are classic! i love it. straight and to the point. yeah i to have to base it on my own experience. cammo doesnt matter, it really doesnt in the least matter. just broken up colors, no blue. i wear cammo most of the time but not while winter hunting, non cammo cold weather gear is so much cheaper. if paint works for u it works. wont hide ya anymore than not wearing it though. unless it has then it does. i think dr sues said that once.
how bout one of the eastman boys chime in here on this topic. they all use to just wear flannelshirts and blue jeans.
I use the stuff from hunter specialties. I like it but I don't like the application, have to get it all over your fingers. I used my buddies camo x and liked it alot, goes on without use of fingers and comes off easy. Also, seems like the camo x goes on thinner and doesnt rub off on clothes as easy.
Poor Fred Bear. Think how much better he could have done with face paint.
If you aren't going to camo up your face, why not wear red flannel and cordorouy pants like they old timers did as well?
What makes you think I don't wear red and black plaid? We never wore corduroy.
Did you miss my name?
Works for me, but i'm not fat, so a belt works.
Boy did I start a bunch of fun.
I would agree that in the vast majority of situations camo face paint is not necessary.
I see no purpose for it in rifle hunting, bow hunting in a tree stand could be done with a face mask if you feel it's necessary and archery elk hunting a face mask would work. In the tree stand and elk situation you normally know they are coming in ahead of time.
Spot and stalk archery hunts for Blacktail and mule deer are a different situation. Mule deer aren't as wary as the blacktail and normally you can spot them ahead of time.
We hunt in brush and timber areas with very little visibility at times. Anybody can sneak up on a deer they see from half a mile and get within a 100 yards but to sneak up on a buck you spot at 100 yards and get to within 40 yards you need more than flannel and a beard. I was after a Pope and Young buck so I wanted all the edge I could get.
What I did find out is all face camo is pretty crappy stuff.