Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fine Tune Your Winter Camouflage

In order to be successful in winter hunting scenarios, you need to learn how to effectively blend into this challenging environment.  The best snow camouflage you can buy will do little to blend your silhouette, if you do not take the steps necessary to hide your facial features.

This is a relatively easy task, as long as you understand that the optimal coverage is going to be of the full-face “ski mask” variety. These types of masks provide excellent coverage, warmth and are close fitting to allow for good visibility. These masks can also be supplemented with an extra hat and hood should the hunting scenario turn brutally cold.

In order, these pictures present a "poor" to "excellent" ranking of head and face covers for hunting in the snow environment. 

Simple Hat - Rated Poor
Hat and White Hood - Rated Ok
Ski Mask - Rated Good
Ski Mask and Hood - Rated Excellent

For more on winter camouflage please read these additional blog posts:


  1. you look better in the last picture than you do in the first!

  2. Trey, HAHA . . . very funny my friend. I'm rubber your glue . . . :)

  3. Renee, A bunch of freaking comedians out there in cyberspace today!

    . . . what you say bounces off me and sticks to you!

  4. I was waiting for someone to post about your turn into modeling... thanks Trey ;)

  5. Erin, Oh sure, I put myself out there to better the art of camouflage and instead generate a flood of wise cracks . . . sticks and stones my "friends", sticks and stones! :)

  6. Great post, thanks for sharing... Is this how you truly intended to open up Febauchery?

  7. DDH, I just want to point out that last FEBACHERY had you standing on the ice topless . . . I consider my "modeling" post at least a small upgrade from that low point!

    I am chasing Pike this weekend . . . just need to contend with a bad cold and an nasty case of pink eye! Wish me luck!

  8. Wow! Tough crowd ;).

    Usually, I'm not a fan of the cold - I know. I live in Maine - suck it up, right? But I grew up in the south (far south ... not Massachusetts :), and it took me a lot of years (and a lot of shivering) to learn to layer my clothes properly.

    I don't think enough can be said about ways to stay warm outside when it's cold.

    Have you seen the news articles coming out of eastern Europe? Over a hundred people have died due to the extreme cold they're having.

  9. Wendy, I doubt you have seen the end of this mistreatment. I have a feeling that throughout FEBACHERY it will only intensify.

    I have spent months out on overnights when the temperatures never came above freezing. To "thrive" and not just "survive" it takes good gear, knowledge and a little mental instability. :)

    I see that Alaska is also having some fairly significant winter weather! Yikes!

  10. Good post...I have been trying to extol the virtues of face camo to friends I hunt geese with....They gave just have to work on our shooting skills...Phil

  11. ESO, Thanks, good to know there is at least one person left in the world who doesn't enjoy tearing me a new one. LOL!

    Yeah, I understand your pain. The DDH always arrives at duck camp minus his face mask. I just want him to wear it so his ugly mug doesn't scare away the ducks! Well, maybe someday he will finally get the hint.

    Shoot, shoot, shoot and then shoot some more. Eventually, you will get to the point where you will shoot with 33% accuracy on ducks. That is what I have managed to reach after 40 years! LOL!


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