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    • paleoman
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      I used the stuff back in the 70’s and 80’s before headsets got popular.I always thought it was a butt pain to clean up, so stopped using. But, it did make me feel like a primitive man with meat on the mind. A number of you are former military and I’m sure there’s a psych component to it. So are you a painter or netter and why? I think I’m going back to paint this year.

    • David Fudala
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      I’ve got a short brimmed baseball style cap with the face net built in that I just love. Haven’t painted up since I found it but when I used to, I recall that baby wipes used to clean it off quite well.

    • grumpygrumpy
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      When I was out this morning stumping/scouting I wore a bug net over my head for both the skeeters, and camo (its green). Really don’t like it. The bugs still know I’m there, so they constantly buzz me, but can’t bite. When hunting I wear a face cover I made from elastic, and some gauzy camo fabric. It covers, but doesn’t make my breath fog the glasses. When it gets cold, I cover neck, and face with a fleece. With those, I don’t have to cover the eyes, which bothers me.

    • paleoman
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      Let me re-phrase a bit…if I put on the face paint I feel more committed I think. Not so easy as pulling off the face mask on one of those slow days and wandering off to mingle with the rest of humanity…yes…no?

    • Steve Capps
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      I totally get what you mean about committing to the paint. If I only have a couple of hours before I have to be somewhere civilized I go with a mask. But for an all date hunt it’s paint for sure.

    • Brennan Herr
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      I use this and it comes off very easily for me.

    • Greg RaganGreg Ragan
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      Neither. I’m hunting deer not people. With a brimmed hat and a little shade I just try to keep still. Works for me without the hassle. I like to keep it simple….my bow is white glass also….

    • skifrk
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      I use the paint but use baby wipes and warm soapy water to clean off of me.

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      I’ve put paint when Elk hunting. I use a mask when Whitetail hunting on the ground

    • John Cholin
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      I have gotten used to a real tight-fitting face net. It took a while but the ability to just pull-off the net made short hunts more doable for me. I can slip in watch what’s going on, check-up on things and slip out and still get someplace civilized without the hassle of face paint.


    • Don Thomas
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      A beard and any kind of hat that covers most of my forehead has always worked for me. Unfortunately, the beard is turning white. Don

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      The deer will just think you’re the south end of a skunk. Dc

    • James HarveyJames Harvey
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      Paleo I reckon a camo/dark neck sock that you can pull up to your eyes is better than paint. Add a hat for shadow and you’re sorted. Now all you have to do is stay up wind and not make any noise 😉


      And yes, there’s definitely a psych component. It’s war paint (or hunter paint, if that’s your context). We often put it on for competitive events, not just field training. Sort of becomes a pavlovian response. ‘Paints on, time to fight’.

    • Mark Turton
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      South end of a skunk, like it.

      I just thought it made you look very distinguished, maybe even sage like:wink:

      If you do go with the war paint dont forget the inside of ears, eye lids and neck

      I like a neck sock but it can get a bit warm if you are moving about

      But like Jim says most of its psychological and if we believe that counts for a lot.

      Happy hunting, Mark.

    • paleoman
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      Thanks all! As we all know, primitive people use(d) mud, ash and whatever for the same purpose and I’m sure some/all of us would in a real pinch. Anyone use natural camo and if so any favorite? I would think charred wood would do it for blacking and would stick better than mud..some berry juices can stain you in the summer.etc..Has got me thinking of what is around my area in fall for free…

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