Riddle me this

We were looking through the Cabelo’s sporting goods advertisement in today’s paper, when I saw this:

OK, can someone tell me why anyone would need his underwear camoflaged? There are a lot of guys here who hunt, and none of them could come up with a good reason!

16 Comments

  1. It’s a good idea to make your top base layer camo because when you’re in a duck blind or deer stand and need to add or remove layers it’s important to keep your profile consistent with the rest of your gear. As for the leggings I don’t see the point in them. Those clothes do get kinda hot after a while. Especially when there’s a thirty degree difference between when you got out there before dawn and when you crack the bottle of Wild Turkey you brought for brunch.

  2. The tanker driver suggested that, if you don’t have time to pull your pants on when you’re running from your girlfriend’s house, by having camoflaged long johns on, her husband can’t get a good bead on you with his 30.06.

  3. “OK, can someone tell me why anyone would need his underwear camoflaged?”

    Since I don’t hunt ducks, or in the South, or deer from a blind or a tree stand, or stalk about with a diminishing bottle of Wild Turkey in my pocket, I can’t affirm your last respondent’s views.

    And upland bird hunting doesn’t require camo.

    As for deer?

    Maybe if you are stalking deer while using a self-bow and need to get within 80 feet, it would make a significant difference as you shed or opened layers.

    Hunting deer with any kind of bow – as opposed to deer fishing from a stand or deer baiting – is difficult enough, and the layering theory makes sense.

    However, the deer don’t seem to notice a little exposed shirt when I’m still hunting in November.

    What they do notice is rapid movement.

    [In general, and if you are not talking about an experienced and mature buck, you can draw up on them and squeeze off a well aimed shot when they are looking right at you; if you can manage do it slowly enough and in a controlled fashion. Or, very quickly and smoothly. Muscle and breathing control is highly important there though. And if you are caught wrongfooted and off balance when you pause and notice them looking at you and stamping that forefoot, there is no point in trying for a glacially slow positioning. You'll fall off of your quaking weight bearing leg before you can manage the trick.]

    Puzzle over this

  4. [In general, and if you are not talking about an experienced and mature buck]

    It also helps if the buck has no sense of hearing or smell.

  5. “It’s the most comfortable,stable and sanitary porta potty in the world.”

    I’ll have to take their word for it.

    I actually have the black 1/4 zip thermal top from that ad and I must say that it is one of my favorite pieces of clothing. I’ve had it for years and worn it hundreds of times and it still comes out of the dryer looking terrific. I wear it in the deer stand, the ice fishing shack, work, etc, basically any environment that a warm base-layer would come in handy.

  6. “OK, can someone tell me why anyone would need his underwear camoflaged?”

    No. As a 58 year old ( former) scout. Why shit in camo when you can shit in greens?

  7. ” ‘[In general, and if you are not talking about an experienced and mature buck]‘

    It also helps if the buck has no sense of hearing or smell.”

    It depends, of course. I re-read what I posted, and I made, admittedly, no specification of still hunting as the method, or any technique or weather conditions.

    As far as that went, I merely implied I don’t “hunt” from deer fishing shanties, killing them as they munch on piles of apples or carrots.

    And if you or those you know lack self-control, or are trying to hunt a square 40 surrounded by other cottagers, then I guess you are simply SOL when it comes to trying certain hunting methods.

    Nonetheless, I know I am not alone in having walked up on a hilltop bedded buck in mid-afternoon, and then popping a slug into his neck as he raised his head and jumped up to look; or seeing one up on a ridge, and then slowly drawing up and putting him down before he fully reacted with understanding.

    I can think of two instances of the former, in soft snow, over the last 8-10 years, and four or five of the latter, where they saw me before I saw them, during the same time period.

    They are animals, somewhat predictable ones, not ghosts.

  8. As far as that went, I merely implied I don’t “hunt” from deer fishing shanties, killing them as they munch on piles of apples or carrots.

    I don’t remember anyone saying that you did. Touchy much? Just some guys joking on a comment thread about camo. Or were you implying that since mike uses a deer-stand he baits them? Is that how they do it in Iowa, mike?

  9. “” ‘[In general, and if you are not talking about an experienced and mature buck]‘

    It also helps if the buck has no sense of hearing or smell.”

    “It depends, of course. I re-read what I posted, and I made, admittedly, no specification of still hunting as the method, or any technique or weather conditions.

    As far as that went, I merely implied I don’t “hunt” from deer fishing shanties, killing them as they munch on piles of apples or carrots. “

    “I don’t remember anyone saying that you did. …”

    Neither do I. I merely stated that I was unable to affirm the utility of camo underwear while hunting from a blind and swilling Wild Turkey.

    “Touchy much? Just some guys joking on a comment thread about camo….”

    Hey, your notions of shooting sensory deprived deer from inside a blind, while getting liquored up, and sitting around in camo skivvies, sounds pretty funny to me.

    I assumed it must have to you too.

    “Or were you implying that since mike uses a deer-stand he baits them? Is that how they do it in Iowa, mike?”

    Don’t ask on my account, Neil. I don’t know anyone from Iowa.

  10. Hey, your notions of shooting sensory deprived deer from inside a blind, while getting liquored up, and sitting around in camo skivvies, sounds pretty funny to me.

    And sarcasm is still the lowest form of wit.

    @ mike g: Thats what I thought what a douche.

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