What to Wear When Deer Hunting, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-14


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WHAT TO WEAR WHEN DEER HUNTING Sportsmen should give heed to what tliey wear in the woods these days in those states where they have no buck law, or where, as in New York and Wiscpnsin, the buck law has been repealed. Dixie Carroll in the National Sportsman gives some excellent suggestions regarding clothing to be worn in the woods. He says: "If you are going to do a bit of still-hunting where the least noise possible may mean a big spread of horns, or should you try a little snowshoeing, then get a pair of those leather-topped rubber-bottomed hunting boots, but make it a point to have the tops around twelve inches, as the higlier ones will be found a trifle tiresome and unless you are used to wearing them lay off the high-toppers. "These boots are good for clear ground work, are excellent for snow or slush, and your feet stay dry, which is a -mighty important thing in the woods when you expect to be out a number of hours. Steer clear of the mocassins, unless you want a pair for around the cabin for night. City feet, not broken into the Indian stuff, last about one days rougligoing in moccasins. "Any old pair of woolen trousers cut off so they fit inside the tops of your hunting boots -will do for that part of the layout; if you wish to look the part get a pair of green mackinaw trousers, top the outfit with a green mackinaw stagged hunting shirt. Under this stagged or cruiser shirt you can wear an army shirt, with a paper vest; have plenty of heat, travel light without the bulk of a heavy coat, and have lots of arm room in quickly bringing your gun to firing position. Make the cap a red affair with ear flaps. "Some" of the boys will wonder at the red and green in the outfit, but with the one buck law off the statutes again this season in Wisconsin and other states 1, want to go into the woods looking like anything else than a deer. Nix on the khaki or canvas of the brown old hunting coat in the timber, where a fellow is liable to shoot at anything moving. "The one buck law was a groat little lifesaver and should be put on the law books in all deer hunting states. Not only did it make it necessary for the hunter to see the bucks horns before opening up with a high-power barrage, but it is also a great preserver of game. In states where this Jaw is in. effect the deer have increased and hunting has naturally become better each year."

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