We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Or wash them in detergents without the normal scents, brighteners, etc.
As they say, movement is the more important factor. Just a few days ago, I was out in the yard. I happened to have been standing still and quiet, seven deer crossed the yard only to stop when I moved a bit. I stood still and they stood still. I eventually looked away, with small movements. They, as deer do, quickly disappeared into the woods, but one did come around behind me in the tree line.
Yesterday was the opener for dove season in Colorado...starts September 1 every year. Kicks off the wait for hunting seasons for elk, deer, moose, bear, upland birds, waterfowl...the list goes on. So good luck to all the archery, muzzle loader, shotgun, and rifle hunters who will be in the outdoors from now into January. The sign my wife put up in the garage says "We Interrupt this Marriage to Bring You Hunting Season". And yes the doves were flying yesterday and we did get enough for a meal or two--dove breasts wrapped in bacon and grilled on the gas grill...of course missed way more than we harvested but that is dove hunting.
Of course it's hunting season! It's been open almost 2 weeks here in south Florida. No limit either, not that that's ever been an issue.
Wash your camp in anything you want. More deer have been killed by guys in blue jeans and tee shirts than have been killed by guys in camo. Deer don't care. I've had them practically stick their heads in my truck window with me in the drivers seat. As long as you aren't moving and they don't get your wind you're just st another piece of the real estate.
The Switchel Philosopher
There are special "hunting" detergents that leave out the scents and "brighteners" which is what the link referred to. Tide's "whiter than white" is a true statement. It leaves in a florescent chemical, which, when struck by the ultraviolet in sunshine emits more white light that the visible reflection from the cloth. Wearing something washed in that is like having a light shining through the cloth.
Getting the hoopty 4WD cleaned up, and airing out the tent and sleeping bags. The guns are ALWAYS ready.
Actually, I think they can see it. They cannot see the orange per se, being color blind. However, the orange dye is fluorescent, which means it absorbs light from beyond the visible spectrum and reemits it in the visible spectrum. So blaze orange should appear as a brighter zone in the general background. What the deer would make of this, I don't know.
PS. A number of years while I was at Union College in Schenectady there was a biologist there who was studying what birds and insects actually see. They see into the ultraviolet, we do not. He used a tv camera to record the images of flowers, and generally they emit in the uv and are quite obvious to the fauna that can see in that region.