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Old 09-18-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
 
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Default Is there anyone here that doesn't use a tree stand? Or do all bow hunters use tree stands???

I here so many people say they use tree stands. I'v always just walked around untill I saw a buck and shot it, but I never bowhunted before ,so I guess you just canthunt on the ground if you Bowhunt or can you ?
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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I've taken one animal from a tree stand with the bow. Most all of my hunting is done from the ground by spot and stalk or ambush. I recently picked up a ground blind to see how it would work. I've only taken one mule deer while spot and stalk hunting on the ground, and I will be blacktail hunting in October and in November on the ground with my bow. I've never tried whitetails though. From what I've read up on, they are a bit harder to stalk and shoot than pretty much any other type of big game.
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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That makes me tired just thinking about it.[8D][8D] I gun hunt a couple days a year in NY. More social affairs than serious hunting. BUT, we do most of that from the ground. The other 50-60 days of hunting are spent from above. I do occasionally set up in a ditch, or blow down or hedgerow when the situation calls for no stand. I've been successful at it too. Wind direction and movement are much more critical.
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:45 PM   #4
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Default RE: Is there anyone here that doesn't use a tree stand? Or do all bow hunters use tree stands???

I am in the same boat as David. When archery hunting I am typically either up in a treestand (75%) or on the ground in a ground blind (25%). I am almost never stalk or still hunt.
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:56 PM   #5
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my first bow kill was a sow hog, i was just walking and it winded me, but didnt spook, so i played the wind and snuck up in front of her and waited and when the time was right , i thumped her...i was walking to my stand though, lol......
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Here in Utah most hunting is done from ground blinds or spot and stalk. A few use tree stands depending on the terrain, but in the areas I hunt there are few trees that would work well for a treestand.
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I always use a tree stand with bowhunting. For general firearms, sometimes I'lluse the tree stand, but mostly I do a slow stalk with either my Remington 870 or my Marlin 30-30, depending on the ordinances of the area I am in.

I seem to remember reading about Cardeer alwasy hunting from the ground and playing the wind. That takes tremendous skill to do that!
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I used to think that u had to hunt high up in a tree, then i started hunting from ground blinds. I have taken my last 6 animals (4 hogs, 2 deer) from the ground. So, I think u can take animals any way you hunt. Just practice good scent elmination and proper stand placement.
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Sometimes Im up... sometimes Im down....play the wind..keep quiet..be observant..be as scent free as you can... be stealthy...aim for the vitals

As for the walking around til you see a buck.....Do that in the preseason... its called .......scouting....that way youll know where the buck is.when season starts.... .shorter walk and a shorter day..Good luck to all of you hunting men!
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on the ground all the time for me. i just got a nice doe by stalking her to about 25 yards.

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