shaman wrote:I'm sorry. I don't by the whole UV thing. I've been blogging about this boondoggle since 2008. It just ain't so.
#2) The way these anti-UV products are marketed is to show how the product works under black light. This only shows how an object fluoresces in the visible part of the spectrum, not how it reflects actual UV light.
c) No one has done the actual scientific experiments to prove UV has any effect on hunting success.
Just for giggles (before reading your stuff) I borrowed the neighbors black light and did a quick experiment myself.
I have a really nice camo LS fishing shirt that is UV 50 that I used for a control.
NO doubt it glowed.
I took all my camo, black, brown hunting stuff I had.
My camo LS mosquito repellent shirt had a good amount of glow.
My HS vest glowed second most..AND.........the stitching in the webbing/straps............OH MY looked like a Halloween party with the way it glowed orange. BRIGHT orange.
The blacks and browns I had in my hunt clothing.......nothing other than dust glowed.
I read the UV study some time ago as well, and my conclusion then was........the deer eyes have the necessary parts to SEE UV light.........but its never been proven that the parts are actually capable and are doing so (not to say I am right and someone else is wrong....just my conclusion)
I don't think that many deer would be killed with all the camo, HS vest, etc folks are wearing if we were glowing or appearing as an unnatural glowing orb in a tree.
Then again...........there are those times you never move, are scent free and have the wind in your favor and Mr Big Boy...........just knows your there an walks away.....
Opening archery tomorrow gents..............i'll let you know