Seven Top Hunting Clothing Options for Whitetails
By: Tony J. Peterson
Seven clothing options for the bowhunter looking to stay concealed, comfortable, and in the woods for as long as possible
I carved out about eight days in early- to mid-November to hunt public land in northern Wisconsin this year. I knew it would be tough, but I also thought with enough time during the rut I’d kill a decent buck. What I didn’t anticipate, besides the sheer amount of people in the woods with me, is that I’d be sitting in late-season weather.
My hunt started out normal enough weather-wise, but it didn’t take long before a mass of arctic air drifted across the country and left northern Wisconsin sheathed in ice and snow. I didn’t mind, because if anything is going to turn the rut action up a notch or three, it’s brisk weather.
Although brisk is putting it mildly. I found one spot where I saw the largest buck I’ve ever seen on public land, and I decided to ride my time out in that area out in the hopes of running into him again. To be extra careful, I hung the stand at 20 feet in a small oak tree where the deer were using a fence crossing. It was as exposed as any stand I’ve sat. One morning it was four degrees and the wind was blowing 15mph. I sat for three hours before freezing out, and only made it that long because I was wearing the right clothes.
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