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Author Topic: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?  (Read 3104 times)

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Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« on: February 05, 2010, 03:18:45 PM »
Can turkeys see bright UV Rays in your camo clothing?   Do you always seem to be spotted by an approaching tom  regardless of how well you"re hidden?   What camo pattern do you like best?

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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 03:44:26 PM »
I don't know the answer to the first part. I haven't been busted yet ,I use Realtree AP Green and a face net . Those big toms can see for miles any movement and your BUSTED
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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 04:58:40 PM »
I've got old camo and new camo and wear them both, probably some of the old has uv lighting, turkeys will spot you, if you move, in anything...I don't know what they can see but I know that I've shot turkeys with the old and new camo...the main thing is movement....as for the favorite camo where I'm from in NY...real tree or mossy oak works well but down south it maybe different .......wherever your from check the area out and fiqure what looks good...personnally I don't think it matters as long as your shape is broken up...my opinion only @--0--0117
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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 06:33:59 PM »
My hunting coat is my old woodland camo field jacket.  Not the greatest pattern in the world, but seems to work, as long as the turkeys don't catch me moving.  I had a hen that got spooked by my two decoys, and she in turn, spooked a tom that was coming in (he was just a little too far out, imo.)  After he ran off, she kept pecking around, and eventually got to 10yds away from me and she never even knew I was sitting there. 
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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 07:13:20 PM »
Yes turkeys do see UV rays on your gear. I always wash my gear ALL OF IT hat backpack blind so on with a UV blocking soap a day or two before season, but don't forget don't move or they will spot you that you can not hide. @--0--0109
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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010, 08:54:00 PM »
They do see the UV, and you should spray UV Killer on all of it.  But, as mentioned, they detect even the slightest movement, and they have an unearthly sixth sense that tells them something just isn't right at times.  IF they could smell like a whitetail, they would all die of old age.

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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 09:15:48 PM »
Yes they do see UV...I like Mossy Oak Obsession camo for Turkey hunting!!!
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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010, 07:26:19 AM »
Remember even though turkeys don't smell much put on all your sent killer if a deer scents you the turkeys will bolt with the deer.  @--0--0101
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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2010, 12:08:32 PM »
if turkeys can see the white, red and blue on a tom's head and respond to that stimulus, i have to believe they see UV.  movement is their first defense and with a 360 degree sight radius if they turn their heads only 20 degrees. uncanny hearing as i've had them hear a safety being pushed to fire at 30 yards and clucks on my calls at over 300 yards across a lake on a quiet morning.  i agree with the above comment, if they could smell like a whitetail and didn't have a small bird brain they would awful hard to kill.


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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 12:13:17 AM »
Well,  after attending a seminar last year,  the host made the comment about turkeys seeing uv rays in your clothing.  I have never thought about turkeys seeing uv rays but I have noticed that it has been getting harder and harder  to hide and not be seen the last couple of years despite being motionless.  Maybe I do need some new camo!  I just hate to buy new camo and then spray it with uv killer because the uv killer really does fade it.  But I guess that"s better than being seen!  Thanks!

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Re: Do turkeys see uv rays in your camo clothing?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 04:34:02 AM »
uv rays are a pain us a soap that does not have the brighners in them

 

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