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    So a couple of weeks ago I took my OneStop course. From what I've heard, it will be quite a wait for my PAL. With that said, I have time to slowly acquire stuff I may need for hunting. And with THAT being said.. I'm greener then green (so be nice)!

    While I understand this will be quite an open ended question, what should I be looking at in terms of clothing. Again, I understand factors such as time of year, species, location would come into play, I guess I'm looking for more of a general suggestion, as well as good brands out there.... Or does that even matter? A friend of mine said not to get sucked into the hype of getting a bunch of clothing. He said in most cases a burlap sack would be good enough... And he was being serious.

    Anyways folks, I'm looking forward to hearing what ya say.

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    Your friend gave you very good advice. You could use camo if you plan to do mostly waterfowling or archery hunting,but,even then it's not really necessary. Your face and hands reflecting a lot of light,along with excessive movement,are the dead giveaways. Mostly,we hunt in the fall and if you look around,you'll notice that the predominant color is brown. For hunting with friends,blaze orange is your best bet and during open gun seasons for big game,it's legally required. Darker colors,warmth and weight are your biggest concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Your friend gave you very good advice. You could use camo if you plan to do mostly waterfowling or archery hunting,but,even then it's not really necessary. Your face and hands reflecting a lot of light,along with excessive movement,are the dead giveaways. Mostly,we hunt in the fall and if you look around,you'll notice that the predominant color is brown. For hunting with friends,blaze orange is your best bet and during open gun seasons for big game,it's legally required. Darker colors,warmth and weight are your biggest concerns.
    Thanks Trimmer. I do understand the legal requirements for the blaze orange (or hunter orange as it's called now... Like I said, just took the course.. Still in my head.. And trying to feel a BIT smart).

    I guess I'm looking more for recommendations for things such as types of clothing. At the course, the instructor said layering was key, and that he used a lot of moisture wicking items, typically Under Armour. After looking quickly at a few of those, I couldn't believe the prices of some of the stuff!

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    I have a scent lok camo suit for outet layer got it 1 size bigger. On supercold days its longjohns then fleece pants then light snow pants then camo. For up top t shirt thermo sweater leather jacket then camo with thick thinsulate socks and hunting boots. Wool face cover sometimes multiple layers of face coverings and warm thinsulate gloves. Camo is good for breaking up your silohette and although scent lok is not necessary mine was comparable in price to another camo suit without it plus i like the extra scent coverage. Dont go crazy on all the under armour moisture wicking stuff its not necessary but many ppl will swear by it...they are the ones who believe the more money you spend on gear the better chance you have. My camo suit is a basic layer. I could wear in summer time or in cold i layer beneath it. Went hunting with the sort that buy every layer in camo and they think they are hunters without ever shooting anything. Keep it simple use clothes you have and always keep rain gear handy. Make sure your clothing is quiet when you walk or move that is essential. Always dress for colder than it feels...once the sun goes down that last half hour can make or break you...

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    As said earlier, your friend gave you good advise and I'm sure regulars on this site will have good suggestions. Staying still is the key.

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    Dont buy anything camo you intend on keeping. What i mean is if you buy a camo cell phone case and accidentally drop your phone.....or that knife you just set down for a second that has the camo handle on it that you just cant seem to find now. For me its always been camo for clothing and not for gear. I know my luck and if its camo and im not wearing it chances are alot higher i will lose it. As for clothing itself trimmer and grizzlyadams are giving great advice.

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    I wear hunting coveralls, an extra size bigger with the full length body and leg zippers. That way I can control the layering underneath....you can wear your fleece sweat pants, tops, hoodies etc. I think the 'cubbies' provide greater warmth as the air stays trapped in and opening the zipper allows an easy way to ventilate when your heating up walking to your stand.

    Just buy a cheap blaze orange vest for over top for the rifle season.

    and Trimmer is right...it's far more about movement than it is what you are wearing. You'll understand once you watch a deer (solid colour) disappear right in front of your eyes when they stand still along the edge of a tree line.
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    Buy to keep warm and quiet. There is nothing worse than standing a point and being pre-occupied by cold.

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    Good Post to learn from. 4 yrs ago, at age 48 I did the course and started as a hunter. Here are some tidbits I have learned.

    Deer:

    -In a stand (box) or tree deer for the most part do not care if you have camo. (it does help for the bow hunter as you have more movement)
    -Dress in layers..( what color your shirt, pants or underwear is mute…camo bib and coveralls)
    -$400.00, danier boots will still give cold feet..when sitting still. (buy big enough to put hot paws heating packs). $39.99 Canadian Tire muck boots or Snowmobile work just as well.
    - Make sure your coveralls cover your lower back from cold
    - Good pair of gloves with cotton liners to do finger works.

    Duck:

    - Camo is as import as movement as is concealment in a blind or canoe!
    - $40.00 duck will still call in ducks
    - $40.00 goose call is wasted money, buy a good one.
    - Painted goose wood shells work. (6 pack of geese is $200)
    - 12 Pack of Mallards or Woddies is $89.99…why is goose more expensive???
    - If shore hunting in shallows without canoe/boat, invest in good waders.
    - Don’t buy into 3.5 inch or even 3” when buying a shotgun.. Buy a used old wingmaster, 878, 1100 in 2 ¾” AND wait until the ducks and geese are in range. My 870 was $400.00, but my used Model 878 (semi) in 2 ¾” was $499.00 (bit high, seen since for under $400.00)
    - New semi (cheap) start at 800+
    - 2 ¾” is cheaper than 3”, and way cheaper than 3.5” shot..period.

    Rifles:

    - By used if you can 30% jump in prices with the fall CAN $$.
    - Savage Axis 2 Line is best bang for the buck out of the box. I swear by this product line…find them used if you can.
    - Buy your gun on these principles: Distance I expect to shoot, Caliber restrictions in your, price. Consider the cost of ammo, look on the shelf at local store and see what prices are.
    - Common (value) calibers 308, 30-06 and 30-30 are standard cheap rds
    - 270, 7MM, 300, 22-250, all very pricey and purpose designed.
    - Shotguns, consider a triple barrel combo pack, Bird Barrel, Turkey Barrel and Slug barrel. This combo package, will allow you to hunt, small game, ducks, geese, deer with one gun…good point.

    For me this is my list:

    $15.00 Camo pants: Giant Tiger (grouse do not care if you are wearing Under Armor)
    $59-69 on sale Can Tire (yukon brand) Camo coat, camo bib coverall (insulated).
    $39 Can Tire Snow boots and Muck boots
    $1 store cotton liners and CT Camo Gloves with flip fingers.

    All my guns (27) are used except Rem 870 Triple Combo Pack and Savage Axis in .223.
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    Fully agree with line here...new is over rated unless your made of money. Stick to the basics and ask for advice on here about specifics I have learned tons to the people on this forum especially for the close to home info. Always research what u buy long before you buy it for ex I spend 9 months picking out a rifle and went with a Savage. I have a buddy just started out bought all new gear he didnt need and didnt know how to use it we go up north and he was lucky to get even a grouse on the second shot not to mention his rifle was shooting 3 feet high and to the left didnt know crap all about his weapon so dont be that guy read read read and dont always listen to everything you hear lots of old myths out there about various stuff

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