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Old 10-27-2011, 05:06 PM
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...to pass the time when in a stand/blind? I get bored out of my skull in no time flat. Reading puts me to sleep. What do you do to stave off boredom?

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Old 10-28-2011, 05:55 AM
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Mainly watch birds and squirrels if any of the two are around.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:30 AM
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Watch criters. Some times I read the news on my phone.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:59 PM
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I have a couple of electronic games, yahtzee and sudoku, that stay in my backpack. If I'm going to hunt from my pop-up blind I'll bring my nintendo ds. I move around way too much when playing games like mario cart to use it in a tree stand. A couple of old arrows to fling at squirrels is always a good way to keep things interesting.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:11 PM
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I'm always looking, do alot of glassing
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:42 PM
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If you're that bored (or reading, playing games, etc.) you're probably not paying attention, like you should be, anyway. Take a nap, move out and still hunt for a little while, till you feel alert again. The boredom is the killer, though, not just in deer hunting.

I can't recall how many times I've asked someone why he didn't shoot that buck that walked under his stand earlier only to get an answer like "I got bored so I was ..... (fill in whatever you like).
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:52 AM
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i look for deer
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:11 PM
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Lately it's been pretty dead. The woods are still green and thick, and I'm hunting from a blind. Vision is limited, the most exciting thing I've heard lately is acorns dropping--not even any birds or squirrels. I know this is a good spot--just for some reason it goes cold now and then, but always fires back up.

I can only stare at nothing for so long--after a few hours I need visual stimulation. Don't have a "smart" phone, so no games.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:11 PM
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Lately it's been pretty dead. The woods are still green and thick, and I'm hunting from a blind. Vision is limited, the most exciting thing I've heard lately is acorns dropping--not even any birds or squirrels. I know this is a good spot--just for some reason it goes cold now and then, but always fires back up.

I can only stare at nothing for so long--after a few hours I need visual stimulation. Don't have a "smart" phone, so no games.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:53 AM
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I have a hunting journal I write in sometimes...but this got me in trouble earlier this season. I was writing when I glanced up and saw a shadow of something moving behind me. I slowly laid my journal down and started to grab my bow...too late, there was a doe and fawn already looking at me 12 steps from the stand on the other side.

Sometimes trying to pass the time will get you in trouble, like it did me.
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