Recreational hunting may not be everyone’s cup of tea but there’s certainly more to it than the mere thrill of killing. It’s a great hobby that takes you outdoors, providing you with a unique experience to see nature from a different perspective and learn more about it.
Same as any hobby it takes preparation though, not only in terms of the skills you have in using your weapons but also in the clothing you wear. No, any clothing you already have in your closet will not do because specialised hunting clothing is created for protection from the weather elements and then there’s the tactical aspect of it too.
If you want to be the hunter and not scare away your prey, or worse, turn into prey yourself, you have to wear the adequate camouflage clothing besides perfecting your skills of staying quiet and working on your stealth.
Other than being created for performance, you’d recognise quality tactical clothing pieces by their comfort, so these are the two main properties you should be after. The way to considering your shopping turns into a success is by ensuring every piece you choose provides camouflage because temperature can change throughout the day.
For instance, you may start the hunting early in the morning and need to use an outer layer for warmth but hours later when it warms up you’d have to get rid of that layer, so the answer is to buy camouflaged everything, from shirts, pants and jacket to balaclava, hat, gloves and boots.
Furthermore, you can’t just pick out your camouflage clothing randomly based on what you prefer most simply out of stylish reasons. Since there’s versatility of what the Australian countryside has to offer, you have to carefully plan out your outfit for hunting in the savanna, forest, jungle or desert.
It’s essential to opt for something that suits the environment so you can fit in instead of stand out which means you have to know more of the location on where you intend to hunt as well as the different patterns there are suitable for those environments.
Don’t forget to consider the season as well because what works well for winter landscape won’t work for summer. Likewise, consider the aspect of light or darkness as it has a say in whether you wear micro or macro patterns.
And, of course, lastly you’d have to think of the animals you’re after because not all animals see the colours the way we do or the way we assume they do, like in the case of deer , so instead of guessing do more research.
Sounds like a lot to have on your mind but if you want to catch your next meal you have to prepare well to the tiniest detail!