Watch enough outdoor programming on TV or online, and you might be led to believe that the only way to fill your freezer with tasty venison is by investing a small fortune in the latest and greatest camo. We think it’s time for a reality check.

Can top-notch camo increase your odds for successful this fall? Absolutely. But maybe not for the reasons you think. To better understand exactly how deer eyesight works, check out the following infographic.

To learn more about fooling a whitetail’s eyes, ears and nose, click here.


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2 thoughts on “INFOGRAPHIC: Deer Vision – How to Fool a Whitetail’s Eyes

  1. I have had two occassions where deer have come out of the brush and looked directly at me, while wearing blaze camo. both times the deer were around 100 yds away, and the slight wind was moving from my right to my left. Both times, I was sitting quietly and not moving. Based on those experiences I have a hard time believing that deer cannot distinguish hunter orange.

  2. I know for a fact that deer can see blaze orange – however they see it as a block of darker grey – the fact that all laws state you wear solid blaze orange means that deer will see a solid pattern where they expect a mottled, diffused pattern of brush / limb
    best bet is to make sure you are up against a more solid background – if you are in a smaller tree you will standout with light sky behind you – get on the ground against solid brush – much less likely to be spotted.
    Another though is to drop down in a tree from 20ft to 6 or 8 ft where your background might be more solid.

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