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My Remington Ghili Suit

PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:38 pm
by FireCloud
At first I had my doubts due to all the hype about Ghili suits, but I got one at the end of last season and have now used it on several hunts. The one I have is a lightweight mosquito proof (more or less, some of the varmits still find a way to get through!) outfit marketed by Remington. It is surprisingly warm and has a full drop down face net. I used it this spring in my beaver hunts and had a raccoon walk to within 5 yards of me without ever detecting me. Once you seated, crouched, or kneeling and are surrounded by natural foliage behind and around you, this camo blends in very well.

Today, I got a really good idea of just how effective a Ghili suit is. I set up this morning with my back against a large dirt ball from an uprooted tree stump. There was plenty of natural brush surrounding me to help break up my outline, both from ground level and from above. About 8:30 AM, a large hawk lit about 20 yards away in a big oak tree. I was motionless and it never saw me but just sat on the limb looking about. I could see it clearly through the leaf canopy above my head. So I made a little small squeak noise with my mouth to attract its attention. The hawk flew into a lower perch in a tree about 25 feet away but still did not detect me. I continued being motionless and made the small squeaky noise again. This made the hawk fly to a perch on a tree limb directly above me and only about 15 feet up. For a minute I remained frozen and the hawk still did not fly off. But to see him, I had to raise my head and when I moved he flew. It takes good camo to get a hawk to fly to your position, for sure.

Later, I visited the beaver pond and sat on a paint bucket I conveniently left behind this summer when attacking the beaver. I was leaned back against a 12 inch pine tree, and there was some brush and a bushy tree with low hanging limbs behind me, then an overgrown field. As I sat there keeping an eye on the beaver pond where some deer had made a trail down to the pond to drink, I heard the distintive dog type gait of approaching footsteps. I slowly turned to peek my head around the tree and spotted a red fox not over 5 yards behind me sniffing at brush along the edge of the treeline. I was in shadows and the fox was in bright sunshine, which along with the trees and brush, helped break up my outline. However, as with the hawk, you gotta have some great camo to fool a fox at 5 yards. He never noticed me and simply continued on with his hunting for a meal.

About an hour later, a large ugly coyote came toward me from the south walking along the creekbank. He crossed the creek at a rock crossing just under 20 yards from me. I stood up when I heard him approaching but was unable to get a shot. I was elevated about 20 feet above the creek, but once again, coyotes are alert creatures and he never knew I was there.

I am convinced unless an animal picks up your scent, sees you move, or otherwise gets a clue that you are not simply part of the landscape, a Ghili suit does a great job of blending you into the background so that, while you are probably seen by the animal's eyes, it's brain just does not register you as being a live object. when a hawk, a fox, and a coyote all think I am just part of the natural landscape in one day, I am convinced this camo is very effective. If anyone else has had similar expeirences wearing a Ghili suit, please post them.

Re: My Remington Ghili Suit

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:39 am
by BigRic
does it look like this one...I shore like mine.....just don't let the brairs snag it.

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Re: My Remington Ghili Suit

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:11 pm
by FireCloud
If you move that turkey out from in front of you, I can see your Ghili suit better! :D

Yes, I think it's the same one. I bought mine for last turkey season but didn't have the same luck you had so I am going to write Remington and ask for a refund. Congrats on the bird!

Re: My Remington Ghili Suit

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:43 pm
by BigRic
FireCloud wrote:If you move that turkey out from in front of you, I can see your Ghili suit better! :D

Yes, I think it's the same one. I bought mine for last turkey season but didn't have the same luck you had so I am going to write Remington and ask for a refund. Congrats on the bird!


I don't know why it ain't Remington's fault you didn't get no bird.. :W: :rotflol: Thanks

Re: My Remington Ghili Suit

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:35 pm
by FireCloud
Yeah, I guess you are right...Remington is not at fault. Personally, I blame the dad gum turkeys! They are just smarter than me. :lol:

Re: My Remington Ghili Suit

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:44 pm
by saddaddykiller
BigRic wrote:does it look like this one...I shore like mine.....just don't let the brairs snag it.

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boy, get the #&$#$#) out of my foodplot...dont let me tell you again