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The ASAT Camo Story

By Jim Barnhart

Oct 28, 2005, 07:18

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The ASAT® Camo Story

Reprinted from Bowhunter®Magazine

January 1990 by Jim Barnhart

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Camouflage.  If there is any such thing as a ?trademark? for bowhunters, it
certainly would have to be camouflage. Sure, there have been a couple of
top bowhunters over the years who haven?t worn camo clothing and who have
indicated that they felt it wasn?t necessary. But if you talk to and read about
the vast majority of bowhunters, famous or otherwise, you will get a virtually
unanimous endorsement for total camouflage when hunting whitetails.

Out west – It works


     The irony
I see in this is that while most bowhunters agree that you need camo clothing
and equipment, probably no part of our equipment is less understood nor more
taken for granted.  There are some reasons for the lack of understanding.

Green is not predominent


    First,
historically, bowhunters adopted camouflage from the military. 
Experiences with camo during World War II put the idea into many bowhunters?
heads that camo for the close range work necessary when hunting with bow and
arrow made good sense.  The problem was, and is, that no military
camouflage I know of was ever designed for North American environments.
Military camo was designed for use in Europe, the Middle
East and various other desert, jungle and forest locations around
the globe.


ASAT works better then pure white Snow Camo

    Second,
although bowhunters who take their whitetail hunting seriously develop an
equipment system through meticulous experimentation, they often make the
erroneous assumption that camo is camo;  they proceed to select a camo
pattern because it ?looks good? or ?might work well? or because somebody said
it was good.  Sadly, there are some who don?t think about their camo at
all, simply buying whatever is available for the least money in a discount
store somewhere.

 ??if green was such a
great camo color, the Good
Lord
would have made deer, 
rabbits, quail, 
hen 
pheasants 
and so on green.?

  

Find the hunter

    Third, all
bowhunters, including this writer at one time, have been brainwashed, primarily
by the erroneous glut on the market of military style camo patterns, into
believing that green is good.  In the pages which follow, you are going to
be told that nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, I?m
convinced the things you are about to learn concerning camo patterns for
clothing, equipment and hand/face, can if you apply them properly,
significantly increase the number of deer you see and the number of shot
possibilities you have during future archery seasons.


For more:  ASAT Camo
.

 

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