Five key fea­tures

With many styles of hide avail­able, here’s how to pick the best for you

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Blend in

Fancy shoot­ing in sandy or snowy con­di­tions rather than the usual wood­land set­ting? Hunt out a hide that can be specced in a choice of cam­ou­flage pat­terns.

Stay mo­bile

A de­cent dome hide may be the lap of lux­ury in the cam­ou­flag­ing world, but car­ry­ing sev­eral ex­tra ki­los of kit might be a fac­tor when shoot­ing in re­mote lo­ca­tions.

Cover up

From cam­ou­flage scrim net­ting that’ll make your hide al­most in­vis­i­ble to na­ture- themed cam­era cov­ers, there’s no short­age of ways to make sure you’re not spot­ted by your sub­jects.

Be pa­tient

Even the fan­ci­est hide won’t in­stantly in­spire an­i­mals to strike the per­fect pose, so pack plenty of pro­vi­sions to keep you go­ing. Don’t for­get to mute the mo­bile, too!

Con­ceal your kit

Cam­ou­flage cloth­ing is cer­tainly con­ve­nient, how­ever it’ll only con­ceal your body. Break out your tri­pod, cam­era, and a gi­ant lens and it’s un­likely that Bambi will be come run­ning.

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