Find the right hats for deer hunting, duck hunting and more with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
When you’re hunting in the cold and snow, you need a hunting hat to keep you warm. With hats in blaze orange and camouflage, and a variety of styles, you have a lot of choices when it comes to picking a hunting hat. Plus, the choice of hat depends on what kind of hunting you’ll be doing. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, your hunting headquarters, you can narrow down which hunting hat will work best for you.
Firearm deer hunting, in any state, requires you to wear blaze orange as a safety precaution. In Illinois, you’re actually required to wear a blaze orange hat or cap. The colder it gets, the warmer the hat you’ll want for deer hunting. A blaze orange knit cap or trapper hat is an easy way to keep your head warm and meet some of your blaze orange requirements. Another option is to wear a balaclava or face mask if you’re facing extreme cold. They keep your face protected from the wind and cold. If the weather is nicer, you can stick with a blaze orange or even camouflage baseball cap.
Goose & Duck Hunting
When you’re waterfowl hunting, you’ll want a camo or earth-tone hat. You have plenty of style options to choose from. A baseball cap can help keep the sun out of your eyes. A knit cap will keep your ears and head warm when you’re hunting in colder weather or in the early morning. Booney hats also work great for protecting your face and head from sunburn. There are also waterproof hats if you want to invest a little money in your goose or duck hunting hat.
Turkey hunting is a bit different from duck hunting and deer hunting. While you’re not required to wear orange, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Some hunters will argue that turkey can see color, so the blaze orange will scare them off. While you’re hunting, camo clothing, including a hat, can help you stay concealed from a prize gobbler. However, when you’re moving to and from hunting spots or back to the car, wear a blaze orange cap or orange vest. Safety should always be your top priority while hunting.
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find all the hunting equipment you need for deer hunting, duck hunting and more. With blaze orange and camo clothing from top brands like Scent-Lok and Gamehide, you’ll be ready for the hunt. Plus, you can pick up your hunting and fishing licenses right at your local store. For more tips on finding the best hunting clothes, visit our hunting blog.