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Facemask or not?
I ran across this photo I took several years ago. A member asked me to take his guest. Even after giving him a facemask he never got the message.
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Amen. For the purposes of a good hide, for the purposes of preventing the spread of the pandemic, and for respecting others and protecting one's family and friends.
James Woods
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I teneded to use face paint, mask would fog my glasses.
These days, face mask anytime we leave the house to go to store or public space.


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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Good morning~


Although Old School in many ways, face masks are one of those "modern inventions" in the sport of waterfowling that I embrace wholeheartedly - along with fleece neck gaiters and neoprene waders (for the latter I like the flotation that comes along with the warmth). I always wear a 3/4 mask - found it easiest to use under gunning conditions and with a variety of headwear. I still need to make some modification to my masks, though, to accommodate the use of calls.



No question in my experience that faces and hands shine like beacons to approaching ducks and geese. If you are not in a shadow you will be spotted. I always wear fingerless gloves for the same reason.


My Hurricane Covid masks are in both of my vehicles for use whenever near others in public. I just added an "emergency" mask in each car's (and my wife's) glove box. I once found myself without a mask - so I slipped my eye patch from my right eye over my nose and lips - and draped a wipe over the patch. Sweet rig!


All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Carl wrote:
I teneded to use face paint, mask would fog my glasses.
These days, face mask anytime we leave the house to go to store or public space.


I don't wear glasses except sunglasses so this is a question out of curiosity. Could you rub the stuff on your lenses that is used by scuba divers to keep their masks from fogging up? Or does it leave a film that affects your vision?
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Havent tried it, good question!


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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For hunting purposes I leave my nose hanging out of my mask and my glasses don't fog too bad. Not covid kosher.
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Definite yes on the facemask unless I?m not really trying to shoot ducks. Pictured is my warm weather mask. I?ve also got a fleece mask and head overs for cold temperatures.
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My life has two seasons, duck season and carving season
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Let's put it this way: If I were to forget it at home. I'd call it a day. I carry extras. Hunting these NJ black ducks, if you don't have one you might as well turn around.