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What do you use most of the time to cover your face while deer hunting?

Heavy face paint
Light face paint
Face net or mask
Nothing

Author Topic: Face net, Face paint or nothing?  (Read 956 times)

Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2014, 05:04:02 PM »
I use light brown camo and then highlight black streaks in archery season. I used to use a mask but always fogged up my glasses. Spooked a gobbler coming in once trying to pull the mask down to try and clear the glasses. Also got busted by some deer doing the same thing when they came in at 18 yards but saw me trying to pull my mask down due ot he fogging. Now use the camo paint, It's a lot more work taking it off and on but worth it for me.
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Offline yari

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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2014, 06:08:01 PM »
3 color pattern and a beard. IMO it really makes a big difference. otherwise I feel like I have a stop sign on my shoulders
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Offline trashfishandcullbucks

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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2014, 10:48:22 PM »
Mesh face mask for deer and turkey, nothing for most birds (dove, waterfowl, cranes, etc.).  The mask helps keep the skeeters and gnats at bay....kind of.
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Offline Southern Silent Assassian

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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2014, 07:28:53 PM »
I would definitely use something to cover up part of your face. Even though deer have very average vision compared to humans in the daytime they can still notice obvious inconsistencies and your face can also reflect light. The past few years I have used dead down wind paint and made a all black design. Some people say going with all black isn't the best but it covers the majority of my face and I'm not up in the tree dancing so my face will blend in with my surroundings! It's worked for me! That's just my personal opinion though!  ##$%#116

Offline Madgomer

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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2014, 08:01:44 PM »
For turkey and bowhunting deer I go with a headnet, unless it's really cold & I switch to a warm facemask.  During firearm deer season, nothing on my face unless again it's really cold & I pull on the facemask.
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Offline GOLEE

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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2014, 08:10:16 PM »
face mask early, and on to the full fleece mask in colder weather
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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2014, 10:45:47 PM »
nothing, just don't like having my face covered. I do use a mask in cold weather.  When I wore glasses (prior to cataract surgery) a mask steamed up the glasses
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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2014, 07:27:46 AM »
LOL. Coming from a guy named gutshot! Now what is my name?   ##$%#1119  Oh yeah!   @--0--0136
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I use a head net when skeeters are thick. Otherwise I use nothing. My comb-up usually is enough. ;D Can you get camo just for men hair color? ##$%#1119 I may be onto sumthin'. @--0--0117
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Offline KINGOWISH

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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2014, 07:46:34 AM »
I use and swear by a product called Spandoflage . Its a stretchy type face mask that covers your head and face. You cut out eye holes yourself. Since I hunt in NY it keeps my face warm in the wind and cold.It comes in a variety of colors too.
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Offline staywarmguy

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Re: Face net, Face paint or nothing?
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2014, 02:18:01 PM »
In warm weather I wear a net to keep bugs out. In cold weather I use a pull over face mask, mainly because I'm a sissy and like to keep warm.
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