What You'll See:
Chris talks all the time about “The Doorway” principle, and things to look for when trying to identify them in the field to optimize your set-ups. Unfortunately, however, getting them right, ALL the time, can be tricky – especially when you’re in thick cover, and the bull you’re after bugles a LOT closer to you than you expected while you’re moving in! In this two-part series, Chris shows you the results of not getting the Doorway figured out quite right, and why – in this video – a camouflage’s “reflective signature” (or relative “brightness” in relation to the general background) can make or break your set-up when things don’t go quite as planned.
Setting the Stage:
Chris headed out to the field several hours before even the slightest hint of daylight to try and locate some cautious, nocturnal elk, that always seemed to vanish right at daybreak. Following the bugles in the dark, Chris closed the distance, only to find himself following the group into some thick cover right as legal shooting light set in. As he tried to move through it, and close the distance a little more, a bull sounded off inside of 100 yards, and he had to slam the camera down and set up right where he was – even though it wasn’t the most perfect of locations.
Viewing / Listening Tips:
Very little in the sequence requires the use of headphones/ear-buds, so turn up the volume, and enjoy!