I’ve been on a few hunts where I was practically shamed by seasoned hunters for wearing camo in a blind. At first, I thought it was because I was a girl and certain men wanted to remind me of how utterly lost I would be without their help (yeah right). Then, after asking many outdoor industry professionals, I began to see a 50/50 split on whether or not to wear camo in a blind.
I tend to side with the half in favor of wearing the full hunting garb. In theory, if you’re sitting in a blind the deer can’t see your body. So why bother? Because many blinds have open windows or slits. Deer can see the slightest movement through those slits — especially when the sun is rising and shadows are moving.
Another reason to wear camo: unless you’re a Star Trek crew member, you have walk into your blind. If you’re not wearing camo, if there’s a deer in the immediate area, you’ll definitely be made. Why risk losing a nearby kill? (Helpful hint: STFU.)
Finally wearing camo is fun and awesome. Need I say more? Just this: whether or not you go the Realtree route, I recommend putting mesh camo covers over open areas in your blind. If you can’t modify your blind, at least cover your head with camo. Be aware of your background! Deer are looking for movement. It would make sense that if the inside of your blind is black and you’re wearing green the deer can see you.
And finally, if you don’t like wearing full camo when you sit in a blind then don’t! At the end of the day the proof is in the pudding. Or in this case, the freezer.