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Seven Top Hunting Clothing Options for Whitetails

(Photo courtesy of Bowhunter.com)
(Photo courtesy of Bowhunter.com)

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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