Which pattern is the most concealing in a variet of environments? I'm looking into a camo pattern that will best be used in the majority of North American landscapes. Opinions??
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Oh, and people can't see them any better than a deer, so that solves that little problem.
To date, multicam is the most versatile pattern that I've seen. I've been using it for the last 2 years in one capacity or another, and fellow hunters always comment on how "invisible" I am. As mentioned in this thread, if you can hide from a human, you can EASILY hide from an animal. Take a look at this picture:
Kryptek highlander top, but I find it too dark, as is the case with nearly every camo on the market... they are too dark. Kryptek nomad is pretty good stuff, but highlander is too dark for most areas. Look at the contrast compared to those multicam pants. Imagine if the picture was from 50yds away. Numerous people have seen me walking around with that exact setup on, and they all say that my legs are near invisible. When I stop, it looks like a suspended torso. So, my vote goes for multicam, but I leave the door open for other contenders. That atacs fg looks ok, but it doesn't have the small dots of high contrast white to break it up a bit at distance. I bet it will wash together at range, and result in an outline.
Unfortunately to some extent they are. The addicts have discovered that if they steal scrap metal and redeem it they can score a few hits. Drove into my camp last fall to find a couple of the scuz buckets trying to make off with my BBQ pit and a sundry other items in camp. Now bear in mind that I am three miles from the nearest road at this point. So it's obvious they hve been doing a bit of recon.Doug's comment about the meth addicts has me intrigued.
Are they just roaming around in the woods like Zombies in The Walking Dead?
Hogs can be a very nervous bunch of critters.
The best camouflage is always remaining absolutely still - and that's one of the huge problems with camouflage patterns. They may look great when posed against a background but not work worth a darn if the target is moving.