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Jason-Question about beards for deer season

 
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In your opinion does growing a beard for deer season help, or possibly hinder, your chances at harvesting a buck? If you do follow this practice, can you post your best Grisly Adams picture?

I sited in my muzzleloader last weekend to take advantage of the early season for muzzleloaders here in Texas. I am running 100 grains of powder under a Nosler Partion 250 grain .451" diameter pistol hunting bullet. This load is shooting about 1.5 MOA with the stock iron Tru-Glo sites. No scope.

Two weeks before gun season opens those with smoke poles get first crack at the woods. Since I didn't get to deer hunt last year due to the move I am excited about hunting again this year. Take it easy,

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Well around here (as you know) the percentage of beards begins to rise about Oct and falls around spring. So yeah a beard is pretty much required equipment.
 
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Hmm. Guess I can't hunt deer till I sprout chin whiskers like my grandmother...
My husband doesn't hunt but does sport a bear Oct-May (or the first 70° day). Maybe I'll tell him it's required if he wants to keep the beard.
 
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EM' DEERS FEAR THA BEARD YALL lol

Started mine about 6 weeks ago. Every year I tell myself I won't ever shave it again and that I'll make a coon-skin hat and some buck skin pants. Then my wife says "nah....its getting too long....if you want some you are gunna shave that shit off your face...." So I shave it, and a man just don't look good in a coon-skin hat with a shiny shaved face.
 
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I almost stated that women weren't required to, but hey if you can - why not? LOL Back before I could grow one I'd ask all the adults why they grew one around Oct and that was the reason I'd get. Of course I've seen my dad maybe 5 times in 36 years without a beard.

Ray

I hear the same thing - including get away that tickles! LOL

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When it comes to beards and guns, just remember:

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Hahaha omg best question of the promotion! If we were choosing the winner off who got the most laughs, it'd be you. Hilarious. I love beards.
 
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I have found that I get better cheek weld contact with some facial hair. That definitely comes in handy when it is cold as hell and you need to get into a good shooting position quickly. Plus, it gives you a reason to get scraggly as all get out during the fall!

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I think just the fact that it makes your face less shiny helps. Maybe helps with the cold a bit. Couldn't hurt.
 
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I love my faux-coonskin hat. A touch of gray in the beard really helps it to go over well.



And to respond to the original posters question. In my world view, hunters should definitely wear beards if they are male and old enough to grow one. But then, I think men should generally be bearded.
 
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