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I'm Begging for a break
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Alias    Posted 11-19-2004 at 03:55:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good morning Folks. It's a little past 6 am and I think we are in for some rain later today. Hope all of you have gentle breezes and a warm sun.

I'd like to get your opinion on a matter of concern which has plagued me for several days.

To begin with, the cable company recently added the "Sportsman's Channel", to our basic service.

Now, more out of curiousity than anything else, I started watching it. And, it has been most enlightening. For, what I'm finding out is that those "Good-ole-boy-hunters" ain't no where near as concerned with downing a Bear, Boar, Elk, Moose or Deer, as they are about the latest fashion of camouflage attire.

In one episode, there was six of seven hunters in a party and they were wearing six or seven different camo patterns. Some had differing shades of bark and black vertical streaks which would be useful in the woods. Others sported varing shades of leaf patterns ranging from mostly green to mostly brown and red which would resemble a walking tree if the forest had finished dropping leaves. But, the one that really rattles my mind is the bright flourecent orange with about 10 or 15 percent coverage of black leaves.

Now people help me out here if you will. Has being an outdoorsman fallen to the point where it's a parade of fashion. Or, am I wrong in my thinking. I wonder what Jim Bridger would have to say about todays hunter. Well, I've got a notion he'd be saying what I'm saying,......GIVE ME A BREAAAAKKKKK.

Next time we'll discuss the proper tone for inwoods whispering after getting off a shot.

Rickstir    Posted 11-19-2004 at 12:00:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
10-4 on that whispering. My brother and I joke about it all the time. I shot a doe yesterday and he came over, I started whispering the story. He fell all over himself!

You mean...    Posted 11-19-2004 at 06:36:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is something other than Johnson-Wool Green Plaid available to hunters???


LOL    Posted 11-19-2004 at 09:17:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
This was the year I couldn't deny any longer the fact that my old Johnson coat didn't fit good enough anymore. I took advantage of the 60% off sale at Lenny's and bought one of them new fangled hi-tech waterproof windproof camo jackets.

Seeing as how it was 0 degrees at the particular tree I was leaning against for four hours on Sunday morning I was glad to have my new coat.

Still wearing the Johnson pants though.

On a side note. I was looking at the new Johnson stuff in Lenny's. Holy crap. They got people paying and arm and a leg for that stuff.

Greg VT

Salmoneye    Posted 11-19-2004 at 09:48:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just head to camp in Walden, and the factory is on the way...

If you go all the way in the back, there is a 'Seconds' room...I have had my pants for more than 10 years now and the only problem with them is that I caught one leg with my saw (not running) and made a small cut...

The way I figure it, is...

If Johnson Wool is good enough for Larry Benoit, then it is good enough for me...


Greg VT    Posted 11-19-2004 at 10:33:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's where I got my pants. I got my Johnson coat at the used clothing store right next door to the Factory.

Ayuh...    Posted 11-19-2004 at 11:30:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
That shop has moved down rt 15 towards Waterville Road almost across from the Ghion (Long Trail Restaurant) and just up from LeHoulliers...They have been in business since 1980...The name is 'The Forget Me Not Shop'...

I lived in Johnson at 'The Hotel' for a about a year...I miss the Soda Fountain at the Pharmacy most I think...Pretty sure they took that out in 1982...

New-Gen    Posted 11-19-2004 at 06:29:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, don't be so hard on em Alias, they just wanna look good when they go crawling through the woods on their bellies stalking deer!!

Peanut    Posted 11-19-2004 at 06:26:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I could care less about cammo fashion. Here in MO, we are not allowed to use hunters orange cammo during deer season. We must wear an orange vest/jacket and hat ... completely orange - no leaf or bark patterns allowed. Now underneath that everyone I know (including me) wears cammo pants/coveralls & cammo gloves.

The different cammo patterns are used for different types of hunting. Bark patterns are best used when the hunter is in a tree stand and no leaves remain on the branches. This is especially helpful bow hunting as the game must be a lot closer to you to get a kill shot. Leaf (or blotch) patterns are best used when there is still foliage on the branches.

Yes, there are all sorts of "designer" hunters clothes out there. Personally, I could care less about a name brand as I get most of my stuff from Wally World. Doesn't surprise me that the television hunting "stars" are more concerned about their attire than a safe and effective hunting outage. Yuckin for the TV.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 11-19-2004 at 04:51:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just wear whatever I feel comfortably warm in for my hunting outings.
I really don't think a deer is going to be worried one way or another nor even concerned about what I may be wearing when I shot his a$$ dead.

mojo    Posted 11-19-2004 at 04:43:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like they're catering to the sponsors. Showing off the different patterns and what they look like in action. Haven't seen the shows but that'd be guess as to what's going on.


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