My first hunting adventure out west was a wonderful learning experience for me.
Being from the wooded northland of Minnesota, my hunting camo clothing of Mossy Oak Break-Up suited me just fine. I learned, however, that it didn’t suit me fine in the sun-drenched prairie lands of Wyoming. I was a dark blob amongst the vast expanse of light colored grass and sage. I just didn’t fit in.
I knew if I headed west again, I’d need the proper type of camo pattern to keep me well hidden in these uniquely different surroundings.
This is where I met the Ghost… Prairie Ghost Camo from Montana Camo Inc.
Prairie Ghost is designed to work in low vegetation and direct sun. It features muted natural colors, predominantly vertical lines and a distinctive coloration. This pattern is ideal for grassland, sage and desert hunts. Perfect for my annual southeastern Wyoming mule deer hunt.
I was quickly outfitted with two different weights of BDU pants, short-sleeved t-shirts, and a heavy long-sleeved button-down shirt (in a different Ghost pattern called River Ghost).
I had two neckerchiefs, one to use as a headscarf and the other to keep around my neck to keep the sun from turning me into a literal redneck. (There’s a reason why the cowboys wore these!)
I started every morning off wearing the heavier Tricot pants over the regular weight pants, to give me that added insulation when the mornings were quite chilly. They were also a Godsend the day it was raining out, as they are waterproof. I kept completely warm and dry.
When the heat of the day fell upon me, I easily peeled out of my Tricot pants and button-down shirt. The lighter weight pants and t-shirt I had on underneath, were comfortable for the remainder of the days hunt.
Wearing the Ghost Camo, I could creep amongst the sage and blend right in. I was amazed at just how well camouflaged I really was! Now when I head back west every fall, you can bet that I’ll have Ghost along with me!
I would not hesitate to recommend Ghost Camo to other western hunters.
Note: Women will have to use men’s sizing.
Here is the low-down on my particular Ghost wardrobe:
||Pants: http://ghostcamo.com/Prairie_pants.asp Has many pockets and reinforced areas. The extra deep front slash pockets feature a soft cotton interior. Pleated cargo and rear pockets hold more goods, secure with button closure and covered flap. Sit comfortably for longer periods with reinforced seat. Extra long reinforced knee area can hold leather or foam for extra protection. Drawstring leg closure keeps out pests and wind. Reinforced belt loops with double topstitching and heavy-duty bar tacks. Adjustable buckle at waist to customize fit.
|Tricot Pants: http://ghostcamo.com/Prairie_Xpants.asp These pants are built with high count tricot. They are windproof and waterproof, and have a mesh liner for breathability. The rolled elastic waist has five belt loops and suspender buttons on the inside. It is equipped with button waist with zipper, two slash pockets with storm flaps and zipper security and a right thigh cargo pocket with snap cover. Both legs unzip to the knee and the ankles adjust with three snaps.
||T-shirt: http://ghostcamo.com/Prairie_tee_short.asp 9 ounce poly cotton jersey does not shrink. 11 ounce ribbing at the neck stands up to repeated stretching. All seams are serged for extra strength. Extra stitching on the neck seam helps to stabilize. Five point sewn-on chest pocket. Short sleeves have hemmed cuffs.
|Button-Down Shirt: http://ghostcamo.com/River_buttonshirt.asp Soft, comfortable brushed twill fabric washes and dries beautifully. Full cut with long straight tails that stay tucked in.
||Neckercheif: http://ghostcamo.com/Prairie_neckerchief.asp 20" x 20" square of jersey fabric with serged edges.
For more information on all of the Ghost series of camo (five patterns in all),
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© January 2007