Dress For Success

In my experience, bowhunters often wear too many clothes, or not enough.


As a general rule, you're wise to dress in several thin layers rather than one or two bulky garments. The layers give you versatility to add or shed clothing to achieve a perfect level of comfort. You can carry a daypack or fannypack to hold extra duds.


Stand hunters often dress too lightly. If you'll be sitting for long periods, you're best off to start out too warm. After you settle on stand, surrounding air robs body heat over time. Clothes that were too toasty at first quickly become just right.

Hiking hunters typically overdress at the start of a hike. You're wise to begin your hike lightly dressed so you feel a bit chilly. A little leg-stretching exercise will warm you up and prevent the aggravating need to shed layers of clothes.


For most accurate shooting, snug clothing layers make sense. They hug the bow arm and chest, where bowstring collision can be a genuine concern. An insulated wool or synthetic vest plus tee-neck sweater or scarf will trap body heat without smacking the string and sending your arrow wild. In bowhunting, you should always dress for success.

More How-To

How-To

Torque Tuning Your Bow for Shooting Accuracy

Joe Bell - August 28, 2018

Don't let bow torque ruin your next shot. Use this method to enhance shooting accuracy!

How-To

How To Increase Your Bowhunting Success Rate

Joe Bell

If you want to improve your success rate and notch more tags, avoid these common errors.

How-To

No Secrets with Modern Hunting Technology

Dwight Schuh

New tech has made hunting more efficient, but it also raises several questions about ethics...

See More How-To

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×