Canada is a diverse land - the histories of it's peoples are just as diverse as it's habitats. This camouflage comes from the lower Canadian Shield in what is now eastern Canada. The land settled by early Canadian pioneers is dominated by mixedwood forests of pines, oaks, birches and poplars, and while it is no longer the FRONTIER™, this habitat will always be the gateway to the northwoods. FRONTIER™ camo is ready for your next hunt.
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What this camouflage is good for:
Frontier camouflage is intended for use in the mixed wood forests of the Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern Canada. It is also useful in boreal regions when in pursuit of deer and moose.
Frontier camo is meant to be worn during spot-and-stalk situations, and stand hunting at both ground level and in a tree stand (though we recommend using your best discretion when selecting a camouflage pattern for use in a tree stand, as every tree is different and we can never guarantee a pattern will be suitable in every tree).
Frontier is designed for big-game hunting, predator hunting, and turkey hunting.
Why this camouflage works so well:
Frontier camouflage is photo-realistic, which makes it excellent for the pursuit of sharp eyed game such as turkeys and predators. However, despite the realism, the intent is not to make you look like a tree, but rather to use natural elements to form an effective disruption pattern (which will still hide your form even if dim-sighted animals such as moose cannot appreciate the realism).
One of the more unorthodox technologies in the Frontier pattern is the inclusion of a "Troxler Effect" - a colour spectrum illusion that makes peripheral vision disappear. This effect is painted in a spectrum which is probably only useful against turkeys but may also work on other game.
Frontier camo also has a broad, well-contrasted pattern which, when seen by critters with monocular vision (which don't seem to be affected by photo-realism), will still help buffer your shape and movements.
Tips for bear hunting:
Never trust a bear. Bears, both Browns (including Grizzlies and Kodiaks) and Blacks, are infamously unpredictable and on both species have been known to attack humans for undetermined reasons. While Black Bears tend to be more direct with any rare malicious intent, Brown Bears have been known to cleverly ambush hunters. This includes walking backwards to create a false trail, doubling back on their tracks and jumping off their previous trail. On at least one occasion a British Columbia Grizzly hid behind an upturned tree root and killed his pursuer from behind after the hunter walked past the tree.
Bears are notoriously difficult to field judge, and it takes alot of experience and alot of bears to get good at it. An old wive's tale is that the width of the front footprint in inches, minus one, times one hundred, will give you the bear's live weight in pounds. However this is not very accurate in practice.
A trick told to us by an old timer is that bears can be attracted to a hunting site by blowing as loud as you can through the highest note on a harmonica. This may have some scientific weight, as bears' predatory instincts are known to be triggered by elk bugles and rabbit screams, which are similar in pitch.
This camouflage pattern is dedicated to the memory of a truly Great Canadian man, one Captain John Dennison. As a young man, Dennison immigrated to Canada from his homeland of Scotland in the 1820's, and soon joined the army. He was awarded the rank of Captain for some unfortunately unrecorded act of valour in battle against the rebels in our 1837 Civil War. He fell in love, married and had children, moving his family through the backwoods of the Ontario interior after the tragic loss of his wife. He founded the town of Dennison's Bridge, on the Madawaska River, which he renamed Combermere in honour of his former C.O., Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount of Combermere. John Dennison once again transplanted his family to a large homestead he purchased on the shores of Opeongo Lake (in what is now Algonquin Park. At the age of 70, he accidentally shot off his left thumb and, after tending to the injury, walked over 200 kilometers to Ottawa to see a surgeon, only to have the surgeon discard his severed thumb.
Finally, at the ripe old age of 82, having lived to see the country he fought to protect gain it's independence, Captain Dennison died one June day in 1881, after being attacked by a Black Bear that ambushed him from behind a fallen log. Nobody saw the fight, but when his 8 year old grandson led a rescue party to the site, both the Captain and the Bear laid side by side in death. Captain Dennison was buried on his homestead, a few yards from the lake shore underneath a birch tree. A simple metal tag, inscribed with the words "At Rest" is all that remains to mark his last resting place.
We will remember him.