3200 man wrote:Not if you're shoot'n in-stead of wondering if they saw your black gun ?
Sometimes , the second pass is all you're going to get so , don't worry about the gun color , read the birds .
As long as you're hidden and or still with a good decoy spread , black ,purple,green or red guns don't bother birds because ,
they are looking at your decoys .
I like that attitude and the answer that went along with it.
I realize that there isn't an omnipotent hunter out there. If there is, I'm far from it. But I do realize that staying hidden is key to having a great duck hunt. I had a conversation with someone on here that had spoken with a fish and game officer that flew planes. He said the first 3 things he could spot on a refuge were black decoys on the water, a hunter's hands, and the hunter's face. I always carry a mask or paint depending on how hot it is. Seems to work well for me.
Aside from that, I wouldn't think a camo gun won't make you shoot limits. You might end up like Aunt Betty and lose it once we hit his age hahaha. If you had no fund limit, I'd go camo. But, from my short experience of enjoying the sport I'd spend the money on shells, a good call, some decoys, and other gear.