Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby kellory » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:54 pm

JPH wrote:I've added making a ghillie suit to my off season project list by the way.

You can buy one from an Army/Navy surplus for about $60-80 new. Last I saw, they still had about half a dozen.
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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby JPH » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:57 pm

kellory wrote:
JPH wrote:I've added making a ghillie suit to my off season project list by the way.

You can buy one from an Army/Navy surplus for about $60-80 new. Last I saw, they still had about half a dozen.

No way man, that's cheating!
...anybody know where I can get burlap?

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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby kellory » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:04 pm

JPH wrote:
kellory wrote:
JPH wrote:I've added making a ghillie suit to my off season project list by the way.

You can buy one from an Army/Navy surplus for about $60-80 new. Last I saw, they still had about half a dozen.

No way man, that's cheating!
...anybody know where I can get burlap?

Surplus store also stocks camo burlap of several colors. Enjoy!
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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby Woods Walker » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:24 am

JPH wrote:I've added making a ghillie suit to my off season project list by the way.


There you go....WEAR your blind!

A tip......once you have the burlap strips attached (or whatever you use), pin a bunch of these on. But just make sure that you don't set the ghillie on the ground in the woods and take your eyes off it...you may never find it again! ;)

http://www.turkeyhuntingsecrets.com/sto ... d-leaf.htm

If you do get these, let me know, as I have some tips about putting them on......
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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby JPH » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:00 pm

I had an old smock laying around so I bought some heavy sewing needles, some gardening twine and a few pair of pants in natural colors at the Goodwill store to use as rags for a grand total of about $14. The flash actually makes the colors look harsher than they really are. After I drag it around in the mud and fill in some gaps with dry grass and leaves, I should blend pretty well. I might have to take it out for a test run during spring turkey hunting.
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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby Woods Walker » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:14 pm

That will work!!! Colors don't really matter, as long as they don't shine. The whole point is to obliterate the human form.

Oh....and put camo paint on your teeth if you're going to grin like that! :lol:

Maybe we can have a Wookie contest later!
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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby Jslotter » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:19 pm

I only hunt on days that end in ' Y '.

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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby kellory » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:36 pm

Woods Walker wrote:That will work!!! Colors don't really matter, as long as they don't shine. The whole point is to obliterate the human form.

Oh....and put camo paint on your teeth if you're going to grin like that! :lol:

Maybe we can have a Wookie contest later!

A Wookie contest? Then may the farse be with you!
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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby JPH » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:02 pm

Added some dirt and dry grass. Still holding at a $14 investment. As long as I can hunt out of my garden box, I should be impossible to spot.

Call me Chewy.
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Re: Woodsy, I came out of the tree stand!

Postby SwampLife » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:08 pm

lol

My wife ALREADY thinks I'm nuts... can't imagine when I decide to take this task on...
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