The Best Camo For Texas


I have been a camo junkie for as long as I can remember.  Growing up hunting in the hill country I was able to get away with using many different camo patterns and the deer really didn’t seem to mind too much.  Heck, I even wore blue jeans and a t-shirt on multiple occasions without getting busted!  I have always heard people talk about finding the “right” camo pattern but blew them off as “product pushers.”  My theory was that any pattern would work in any given area.   Boy was I wrong.

About 5 years ago I decided to take my bow hunting to the next level and start traveling to the many different bowhunting only, day ranches.  After trying out 5 or 6 I found my favorite retreat to be located on a small piece of property outside of Pearsall, Tx.  This place is called Mesquite Bowhunting and is ran by one of the best archery hunters I know, Gerald Garrett.  Mesquite Bowhunting is covered in small mesquite trees, a ton of thorn bushes, a few oaks and a few cedars.  Seems like it would be the easiest place in the world to get away with bad camo right???  Wrong!

On several occasions at the ranch I have been busted while sitting still.  Now don’t give me any bull about the wind.  Gerald makes sure that you are on the right side of the road for the wind and I always soak myself in whatever #1 scent killing product is available at the time.  When you hunt as much as I am blessed to be able to, you start studying the deer more than “hunting.”  It really intrigues me to see how they react to certain situations or what exactly tips them off that “something just ain’t right.”  I truly believe it has a lot to do with what you are wearing.

This past year I was introduced to man by the name of Todd St. Francis.  Todd is the creator of an American made product called Hill Country Camo.  After a long discussion about his product I explained to Todd that my goal for Texasoutdoorsman was not to have a ton of advertisements but more so to support products that I truly believed in.  Todd decided that he would send me a complete suit of his camo and asked me to be as honest as possible in my critique of his product.  I told Todd this was right up my alley and I had the perfect place to give his product the ultimate test.

In April of this year a group of our members got together and traveled down to Pearsall, TX for the first annual TXOUT group hunt at Mesquite Bowhunting.  The plan was for everybody to whack a couple hogs and discuss the future of our site throughout the weekend.  In all there was 6 of us who were going to hunt and we all decided we would hunt from the blinds Gerald already had in place.

Throughout the weekend everybody in our group was able see hogs come into their area.  Crazy thing is that out of 6 guys only 50% of the group was able to harvest a hog.  I’m sure you’ve already guessed my next words and you are absolutely right.  The three guys who shot hogs that weekend were all wearing identical Hill Country Camo, the other three were not.

I have now tested this camo on 4 different ranches throughout Texas and can assure you it is by far the best pattern I have used in this state.  The digitized cedar/mesquite break image blends perfectly with multiple surroundings and the fact that it is 100% made in America is reason enough for me to buy it alone.  Hill Country Camo is also ran by a great man who is eager to receive feedback on his product and truly listens to his consumers.  If you are looking for a company with a great camo pattern, made right here in the states, and is willing to mold their product to best fit your needs, please give Hill Country Camo a try.  I’d be willing to bet you won’t be disappointed.

If you would like to purchase any Hill Country Camo products please send an email to or look for them soon in our new online store.

Sky Watkins

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Growing up in the outdoors, Sky has grown to love everything that being an outdoorsman is about. Sky has also grown a passion for filming and writing about his experiences hunting and fishing. This has become a way of life for Sky and he will continue to pursue the dream for the rest of his life.



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