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    hunting gear clothes

    I am looking at buying a jacket and pants. I have been told stoney creek is a good branf by an experienced hunter. He also said deer can see blue. Any suggestions?

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    Id place very little emphasis on colour, deer will be more worried about movement than an odd color. The blue/blaze thing is more for other humans to see you.
    If it keeps you warm and dry and functions for what you want then the name tag does not mean much. The Stoney Creek stuff should be fine.
    My mate hunts in an Airtex shirt and rugby shorts much to my dismay, and he's twice the hunter than Ill ever be.
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    Hi Remington700.270,

    It all really depends on what you are after.
    Do you want pants that are waterproof, windproof, dry seat, warm like fleece, light wearing to wear in summer, tough to protect your legs, dry quickly etc etc. All of these factors will be used to decide what pants you end up with, or in most cases what 3 pairs you end up with.

    I will generally wear one of the following:
    Shorts. Very old pair of running shorts made from nylon?? dry super quick and light and cool to wear.
    Shorts with thermals if hunting in cool weather.
    Stoney creek micro tough if cool weather, sandflies about or needing to protect my beautiful legs from scrub.
    Fleece, these are a dime a dozen and I'm not fussed on brand.
    Over trousers, if I want to keep dry but these seldom get worn hunting. Usually more when on quad bike or at camp etc.

    As for jackets there are the big hunting brands about like Swazi, Hunters Element, Stoney Creek, Ridgeline etc etc all offering their versions of waterproof breathable coats. Bear in mind that most of the manufactures are trying to make a coat to be quiet as well so will have a soft brushed finish. These can "hold" a lot of water and take forever to dry. All coats have their benefits and with owning 3 of the above brands my go to jacket is usually my Swazi Tahr Anorak.
    One that I would seriously consider though is going to the likes of a Macpac Jacket. These are lighter, less bulky, don't "hold" water and dry a lot quicker. They are not a traditional style hunting coat fit or design but would be well worth a look.

    As for your can deer see blue question, I don't know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remington700.270 View Post
    I am looking at buying a jacket and pants. I have been told stoney creek is a good branf by an experienced hunter. He also said deer can see blue. Any suggestions?
    Come see me at hunting and fishing danevirke today just to say hello .....and ill let you try every jacket and pants we have regaurless weather you buy one or not its good to have people come in just to shoot shit!.because theres always something else I should be doing than being stuck in a shop on a weeknd.

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    Love my hunters element xtr jacket and will get the pants as well its a great light jacket. Ridgeline is shit. The stiching comes undone and it loses its water proofness. Just got the xtr so dont know how it will wear.

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    Thank you, I cant come in today because im still in Te Puke. Will be over one day though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    Come see me at hunting and fishing danevirke today just to say hello .....and ill let you try every jacket and pants we have regaurless weather you buy one or not its good to have people come in just to shoot shit!.because theres always something else I should be doing than being stuck in a shop on a weeknd.
    Jeez Neckshot I can't keep up with you. So far I have you pegged for a farmer, security fencing contractor, digger operator and now a retail hunting shop dude. When do you get time for chasing animals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Jeez Neckshot I can't keep up with you. So far I have you pegged for a farmer, security fencing contractor, digger operator and now a retail hunting shop dude. When do you get time for chasing animals?
    Don't think he has much spare time for hunting, too busy saving the world,
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Id place very little emphasis on colour, deer will be more worried about movement than an odd color. The blue/blaze thing is more for other humans to see you.
    If it keeps you warm and dry and functions for what you want then the name tag does not mean much. The Stoney Creek stuff should be fine.
    My mate hunts in an Airtex shirt and rugby shorts much to my dismay, and he's twice the hunter than Ill ever be.
    Crap advice right there on placing very little emphasis on colour. Of cause you could wear anything and still get close to a deer etc but colour is important as some colours stand out way more to a deer than others, more so to the contrast of the things around you hence a deer will see the movement of you far better when it sees something that sticks out differently . A deer will pick up your face and hands at times because of the contrast and see the movement easier and hence spook it where if you had them covered you prob get away with it. Blue is a shocking colour as deer can see it for miles and will pick up movement of you more easierly. Great for others to see thou but in the end people tend to get shot in the bush wearing colours that arent clearly a deer colour anyway so no matter what colour you wear its not always going to save you. You still get deer wearing anything, esp if they didnt see you anyway when you appear over the ridge etc but i bet your blue blaze on it that wearing blue will increase your chances of a deer seeing you and wandering off without you even knowing that it had seen you. Hence why some people think wearing blue is ok, i got a deer after 4 hours stalking etc when it reality could be quite likely you could of got two before that if you were wearing something better. If you that safety minded its pointless wearing blue unless your back pack and hat, pants etc are colours as well that a human cant mistake for a deer. Dress as a smurf and you be good. In the end deer arent green, so i just wear the standard green or camo gear as thats not a deer colour is it.

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    i feel for the price of stoney creek the quality is average. ridgeline is the same possibly worse. If you want a hunting 'brand' jacket then the swazi would be the only choice. otherwise look at macpac etc.

    i only wear shorts for hunting when its cold then just put long johns underneath. i have some of those microtough trousers that get raved about but frankly i think their shit, horrible to wear if you are brushing through wet foliage and i find they bind around my knees when climbing. the adjustable waist belt/belt is crap you would be better off wearing a proper leather ( or other) belt. definetly not worth the 150$ or so. stoney creek definetly have a long way to go in terms of the way a piece of clothing actually fits when being used.

    have bought some sitka gear recently and thats the only gear i will be buying from now on . you dont need hunting brand gear to do the job, its more important to be comfortable warm and safe than really worried about spooking a deer because you should have had tussock camo on instead of bush camo

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    I disagree with you on that. Id rather stand out to both hunters and deer than be mistaken for something im not. What happend to staying concealed and stealthy anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CreepingDeath View Post
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    I disagree with you on that. Id rather stand out to both hunters and deer than be mistaken for something im not. What happend to staying concealed and stealthy anyway.

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    Agree totally CD , "Blend in or go Hungry".
    Apparently the receptors in a deers eyes they can see both shades of red/orange & blue according to the experts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Jeez Neckshot I can't keep up with you. So far I have you pegged for a farmer, security fencing contractor, digger operator and now a retail hunting shop dude. When do you get time for chasing animals?
    Im not a dairy farmer .......use to be though.I work in the local shot every third sat.But thanks for the compliment Rushy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Agree totally CD , "Blend in or go Hungry".
    Apparently the receptors in a deers eyes they can see both shades of red/orange & blue according to the experts.
    Staying concealed and stealty is clearly the way to go, i agree cd but chris comment "blend in or go hungry" agrees with my last post more than yours CD. You cant "blend in" if you stand out like dogs balls can you wearing blue that deer see for miles Its a sad state of affairs when you have to worry about what you wear so you dont get shot isnt it. Colour doesnt save you anyway in some cases, some see movement, see a tiny bit of your head , back pack etc and boom your dead. For the commerical people its just another marketing bonus, sell as much blue blaze as possible until the fave wears off. No different when they hit the jackpot with the blaze orange, sold heaps now some are thinking its crap, too much like a deer colour, esp if its faded or got crap on it. Its not the bloody colour we should be worried about, its the hunters that have poor shooting practices.. Too many dickheads out there willing to geta deer at all cost, id the bloody thing first and we all be ok

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    Yep thats why I go where people arent. Mostly private land or we other people cant be bothered going.

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