A deer’s keen vision can detect UV light. According to “How Game Animals See and Smell,” a book by Kurt von Besser, many camouflage clothes and laundry detergents contain UV brighteners to make the clothing more appealing to our eyes, which deer can detect. Hunters should use detergents free of UV brighteners. Look on the label and use only a basic detergent. You may not look as sharp, but the deer won't mind!http://laundry.about.com/od/laundrybasics/qt/deerhuntlaundry.htm
Once you are satisfied your clothes do not smell fresh and glows in the breeze!.... examine all seams for split threads. As a child, I remember a short story we had to read about colonial life. The story went that a sloppy seamstress caused the near death experience of her husband for making long gaping running stitches in her husbands clothes. He ran from a bear, being slowed by the constant catching on the brush as he ran, he made such noise and came so close to being caught by the bear that when he stopped running, he could hear the laughter of some Indians who decided he was too sad and funny to kill! Yeah, that's the kind of moral stories they had us reading in school in the sixties!
So mend the seams and look for missing buttons! An open seam can catch on a branch and give away your position and those deer have big ears! Now, you can use that skill you learned from the straight stitch I posted last night! Mostly, I want you to learn this skill but, truly, duct tape is good for emergencies, it is NOT a substitute for a good tight stitch!
Repair waders and pack repair kit to go with you into the field. And, check your boots thoroughly.
Visit some of the sites I have linked here in the photo credits. No where in them will you find anyone saying grab your dirty old clothes and wonky old gear and go! It's all about preparing, get straight, get organized, get ready and GO!