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looking for a new cold weather hunting coat.I currently have a mule front loader game coat and it is tough but the weight of the coat alone makes my shoulders ache after a 5 or 6 hr hunt.Looking for something with quilted liner not fleece or flannel and prefer shell loops.Any suggestions
 

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Windy I don’t know if they still make or have available but I wear a carrhart hoodie full zip and layer under it with my vest over. My old Browning hunting coat hurts my shoulders after 2-3 hrs also. Has to be extremely cold to wear it. For turning briars that Mule is great tho. I have thot about getting the heavy mule briar shirt a size bigger and wear it as my outer layer. Good luck with your search.
 

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I too layer up under my Mule jacket the light weight slick kind not the heavy canvas type mule.
I have a heavy zip up sweatshirt and a light zip up sweatshirt I wear under depending on the day. Then just a light hunting vest over the jacket. Jacket is water and wind proof.
Its the gun that hurts my shoulder. Sucks getting old!
 

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My favorite cold weather coat is an old carhartt cb036 coat. The only negative was the zip on game bag. No longer available. I think there are very few who make hunting coats these days.
Goodluck with your search and let us know what you find.
 

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Years ago I bought a big Dan's briarproof coat. Its warm but with Tennessee winters the last few years I hardly ever wear it. Down side is, by the time you factor in a pocket full of shells and 2-3 dead rabbits it can be heavy.

Early season: T shirt with mule briarproof button shirt, and a cheap lightweight vest

Late Season: T shirt, hoodie, and mule briar proof shirt on top with a vest

(Rare)really cold day: hoodie with dans jacket or hoodie with mule briarproof jacket and light vest.
 

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looking for a new cold weather hunting coat.I currently have a mule front loader game coat and it is tough but the weight of the coat alone makes my shoulders ache after a 5 or 6 hr hunt.Looking for something with quilted liner not fleece or flannel and prefer shell loops.Any suggestions
I like my Dans hunting coat, It is much lighter than most hunting coats and does not soak up water like some do. I bought mine big enough to be able to wear a hooded sweat shirt underneath. I wear a Dans shirt with a Dans vest in warm weather. I wear Dans overalls also. Dans hold up over the years.
 

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I like Dans hunting coat. I bought it big enough to add layers. It does not absord water and wind does not go throught it, nice collar to keep wind off the neck. I was a little worriied about the lining but after five years or havent had any problems.
 

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I wear a medium-heavy coat and have a fluorescent type shoulder strap hunting vest. The vest is light, easy on and off, doesn't weigh down your shoulders like the jacket. JMO
 

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I have taken an old tree stand harness strap , put three snaps in it and on the inside of the coat about at the waist. If the game bag ever starts getting heavy I can snap the strap to the inside of my coat and put it around my waist. Kinda like a waist belt for a pack. Takes a lot of strain off the shoulders.
 

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I walked 4 miles and 6 miles my last two rabbit hunting outings. Made a loop back to the truck. I ain’t backtracking that to pick up rabbits.
What are you hunting 1000 acre parcels? We hunt 20-30 acre swamps that keeps us close to the hanging rabbits and the truck. We move from swamp to swamp in the section so it’s a no problem retrieving rabbits. Works great! Dogs go into the swamp jump a rabbit we let the dogs run 1/2 hour or more then try and position to cut it off. Walking is minimal, dogs jump the rabbits. JMO
 

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What are you hunting 1000 acre parcels? We hunt 20-30 acre swamps that keeps us close to the hanging rabbits and the truck. We move from swamp to swamp in the section so it’s a no problem retrieving rabbits. Works great! Dogs go into the swamp jump a rabbit we let the dogs run 1/2 hour or more then try and position to cut it off. Walking is minimal, dogs jump the rabbits. JMO
We have multiple 2000 to 8500 acre WMAs within a two hour drive. Lots of ground , rabbits are spread out though.
 
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