With so many types of camouflage available to choose from, it can get overwhelming and confusing for a newbie pretty fast. It does not help that different hunters will have different preferences, which may work for them depending on the results they are looking for. Here is a brief guide to help you choose the best camouflage for your needs.
Depending On The Region You Are Hunting In
One of the main reasons behind the existence of so many camouflage outfits is the variety of different terrains. Hunting clothing worn by people in Northern regions which have lots of trees, for instance, is different from that worn by people in Southern regions which have lots of lush vegetation. With that in mind, also choose camouflage depending on both the region and the season to make sure you effectively blend in.
Depending on The Species You Are Hunting
Different species have different abilities, and you should factor for this when choosing your hunting clothing if you want it to be effective. Ducks, for instance, can see color pretty well, while turkeys have overall great eyesight. Big game like deer generally have a limited perception of color and have been estimated to have 20/100 vision by scientists. This means that while human beings can generally see up to 100 feet, deer can only see well up to 20 feet. They will still spot you if your silhouette stands out, or you move too fast.
Do A Test Run
If you have narrowed it down to a few camouflaging clothing types and want to be extra sure about what you end up using, test it out. Get a camera and go to your hunting grounds with a friend. Don the hunting clothing and have them take pictures, and you will have a more or less accurate depiction of what your camouflage looks like.
To be a successful hunter, you need to make sure that you blend into your surroundings well enough to get as close as possible to the animal you are hunting. This can be further aided by using scent-control products and also using the wind to your advantage as most species have an impeccable sense of smell. Finally, make sure that the camouflage you choose resembles your environment as closely as possible whether by mimicking it or by breaking up your silhouette, and you are good to go.