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rastaman
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[thumbsup] Thanks Curt! i hope this ends up under the "how to" section. Good stuff!

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Installment 3:

With the suit about done as far as tying material to it. It was time to move on the head piece.

I went to Walmart and bought a $7 "boonie type" hat. I found this type hat over a ball cap because with a brim all around, it keeps the material off my ears, and makes it easier to "round out" the head/shoulder area to hide the "human looking" silhouette.

I started by slicing the top of the hat to allow heat to escape easily. Then started tying the netting on band in a couple spots, then cut slits in several spots around the entire brim and tied the netting on there. Trim the netting around the front, leave it a little longer on the sides, and as long as you choose in the back to drape over the back/ shoulder area...
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Kinda goofy looking, but I had to tie back the brim a bit in the front for bowstring clearance. Material is kept short in the front as well so as not to interfere with my bowstring...
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Could probably add a little more to it, but it's got plenty of texture, and the more I add, I think the hotter it'll get...
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Up next...Ghillie'n up a glove for my bowhand

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Looking good Curt. Cant wait to see the final pics!

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Looks like you're doing a great job Curt,

but don't forget about deer, I use my galley suit for the first time last year, and I had a deer's nose within 1 foot of the back of my neck. I will never forget that experience, I've never been "busted" so close !, Keep up the good work


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Randy Morin
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Thats sweet Curt. You are gonna get a real kick out of sitting in that thing with a few gobblers at your feet. I dare ya to put the dekes about 4 yards from your feet. [Eek!]
Cant wait to see a action shot when your complete.

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Keep on notting Curt looking good
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Installment 4:

Ghillie'n your gloves, or one glove in this case.

I just wanted to do my bow hand to offer some additional cover out front at full draw, and to also try to help hide some movement.

Get an old glove and a small piece of left over netting. Then get your Goop(or sho-goo) and glue down the edges at several spots around the edge...
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After the glue dries about an hour or so, start tying in till it's to you liking...
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I ended up trimming some of the length off of the top side so as not to hinder my vision when shooting.

Using this glue on method, you can "ghillie-up" about any piece of clothing you wish to.

Up next...ghillie'n up my bow...

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Thanx for sharing
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Man, theres a dead deer in your driveway! [Big Grin]
Great thread. I keep thinking about making up a suit. Just haven't gotten around to it yet

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Great thread Guru...I have been trying a screen blind all year after swearing off my pop-up when I don't have the kids. So far 3 half-draws and 3 very gone turkies. This looks much better! Good job!

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Great Job Curt, That thing is real nice! You'll love hunting with it, I made one up last winter out of jute and an old leafy wear suit, can't get over how close you can get to game with it on( too close sometimes) I had turkey in my lap and couldn't shoot last spring, and had it on when I shot my doe in nov. Critters just don't see you!!! Yours came out way nicer than mine!!!

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Great job on the suit and thanks for taking us along. Do you plan on using your regular deer hunting/turkey hunting bow, or will you try for something a little shorter and easier to move around, while sitting so close to the ground?

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jonathan creason
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That's a great looking suit. Thanks for putting up the buildalong, too, that will be very helpful.

I've been wantiing to do one for a while now, but I really want to use sythetic materials. A good portion of our season here in NC can be pretty warm, and I'm so hot natured I break a sweat just getting out of my truck. Does anybody know where I can find the synthetic materials without buying a kit?

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joevan125
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Guru that suit looks great please let us know how easy it is to shoot while wearing it.

Those thing look like they would be hard to shoot while wearing, thanks.

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Looking closer I think Curt de-capitated that deer with the pink frizbee!

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