Face Mask vs. Face Paint

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Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:32 pm

For years I have used a face mask while duck hunting and have had to raise it to opperate calls. So this year I have decided to give face paint a try and liked using it so far during teal season. I am just currious as to what other hunters are using out there.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby Rick Hall » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:51 pm

Years ago, a friend had his wife make up some "spitters masks" that were also great callers masks, as she just cut a notch from bottom to mouth of 3/4ths masks and hemmed its edges (a nice but unnecessary touch). I've had to put new elastic on mine a time or two but still use it.

But I no longer chew (never dipped), so I've also just split the same style mask similarly from the bottom up without removing any of the roughly 2" notch she took out or hemming the edges, and that's worked about as well for calling.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby tywhite87 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:36 pm

I use face paint until it gets really cold, then I switch over to fleece facemask with a slit cut in it.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby CrowToes » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:48 pm

tywhite87 wrote:I use face paint until it gets really cold, then I switch over to fleece facemask with a slit cut in it.



This ^^^
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby kitasdad » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:45 pm

I grow a beard and use paint on the little bit of my cheeks you can see. Beards block weather and duck eyes better than anything when grown correctly.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby erp10 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:48 pm

I go with paint, nothing pisses me off more than a wet face mask form condensation trying to call through it or just from my breath when its cold.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby B.Hud » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:07 pm

i use burnt cork 90% of the time. unless its a quick hunt before work.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby wstober » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:25 pm

We've got more mosquitos than ducks so I just use a mesh mask until it's cold enough to swith over to fleece. No mess, no fuss.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby sloughslogger » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:12 am

Face paint. I don't like my view blocked.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby agengo02 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:41 pm

Mask. Not going to wear make up to hunt
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:19 pm

Now with the Robertson clan becoming more popular, we always are critisized for painting our faces and having our beards. Last week, we hunted in pretty hot weather. I hate wearing a mask because it gets too hot, it effects your sight and hearing, and it's another thing to carry out to the blind. I had no choice but to wear face paint. Makes it a lot easier to sneak up on ducks too.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby bsbritton78 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:22 pm

Fear the Beard................and face paint of course.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby petrel » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:27 pm

face mask
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby colebyrob » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:26 pm

Face mask....no mess and easy to get off

You can buy a callers face mask with a spot cut out for a duck call or just cut a hole in a face mask you have
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby JON » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:04 pm

You ain't livin' till you've burnt cork!
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby NuffDaddy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:56 pm

Face paint all the time. -20* to 80* don't matter. Face masks suck. They affect hearing, sight, and and are uncomfortable. Plus face paint looks BA when you walk into a gas station for a snack after the hunt
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby wstober » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:33 am

NuffDaddy wrote:Face paint all the time. -20* to 80* don't matter. Face masks suck. They affect hearing, sight, and and are uncomfortable. Plus face paint looks BA when you walk into a gas station for a snack after the hunt



Until the teller panics and draws down on you! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby zoli 16ga. » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:32 am

For those that use cork, does it come off easily?

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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby ICDEDTURKES » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:53 am

Just a heads up Wal Mart has black green and brown face paints right now for 97 cents a tube.. If you look closely it is the same brand and tube the duck commander sells for 5 bucks a tube..

I do not use it much for ducks, but for turkeys I will go through 5-6 tubes a season of black..
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby agengo02 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:59 pm

NuffDaddy wrote:Face paint all the time. -20* to 80* don't matter. Face masks suck. They affect hearing, sight, and and are uncomfortable. Plus face paint looks BA when you walk into a gas station for a snack after the hunt


Only the dudes that wear face paint think it looks BA. The rest of us think you are wearing make up.

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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby JON » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:13 pm

zoli 16ga. wrote:For those that use cork, does it come off easily?

Don.


Yes...and doesn't clog your pores like make-up...I mean face-paint.

...and btw...if you are wearing anything to look BA then you are an idiot...ummm...I mean Jeff Foiles...um...nevermind...same thing.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby NuffDaddy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:31 pm

agengo02 wrote:
NuffDaddy wrote:Face paint all the time. -20* to 80* don't matter. Face masks suck. They affect hearing, sight, and and are uncomfortable. Plus face paint looks BA when you walk into a gas station for a snack after the hunt


Only the dudes that wear face paint think it looks BA. The rest of us think you are wearing make up.

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Its some ugly makeup then. if you like facemasks wear them but i cant stand them.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby NuffDaddy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:34 pm

JON wrote:
zoli 16ga. wrote:For those that use cork, does it come off easily?

Don.


Yes...and doesn't clog your pores like make-up...I mean face-paint.

...and btw...if you are wearing anything to look BA then you are an idiot...ummm...I mean Jeff Foiles...um...nevermind...same thing.

thats not why you wear face paint. its all your personal preference. i cant stand having something touching my face all day. but thats just me. lighten up a little
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby dito » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:54 pm

I wear glasses so face paint for me.
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Re: Face Mask vs. Face Paint

Postby bsbritton78 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:26 pm

I use face paint because I wear glasses and I can not stand anything touching my ears (headnet, skully or a bomber hat). Its just that simple. I do wear a face mask during turkey season because my movement is very limited and it helps with bug control......
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