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Old 08-16-2016, 07:01 AM
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I hunt in a tree 90% of the time. I did spot and stocked one of my biggest bucks(my manhood did not get any bigger) but even then I cut him off by ambush so maybe that was my problem.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:50 AM
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I'm a still hunter.

If I find a spot that looks promising I'll sit for a while.........................
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:10 PM
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I prefer to still hunt. Even with a bow I try to do that when the conditions are right for it. I use stands, ground blinds, box blinds, etc as the need arises. I try to have a few stands set up each season, as well as my climber. And my ground blind I can take with me wherever...From mid september-the end of January my vehicle has a climbing stand and ground blind in it all the time. Just depends which one I need
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan
I'm a still hunter.

If I find a spot that looks promising I'll sit for a while.........................
I like the sound of that Sheridan. I am still hunter msyself. Still hunting using both of those methods (tree and ground), with no intention of stopping.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:16 PM
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I always felt tree stands were made for the warm south. Never used a tree stand in the frigid north, when It got cold. Staying up in a tree strand up north was like staying on a bridge in winter. Bridges usually freeze first. Cold winds get above and below a bridge, like they do tree stands.
Up north, I'd use a blind for protection for part of the day, and usually still hunt. Good idea to stay out of a cold wind for awhile

Have my own habits, which isn't consistent with most hunters. Oh well !
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:58 AM
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I prefer ladder stands the most, But after back and shoulder surgery I do a lot of ground blind hunting now---pop up blinds are o k BUT here is my secret--I buy up older imitation xmas trees, they go for 5 to ten bucks---I make a circle of tree,s oh about a ten foot circle--takes about 9 or ten tree,s leave a hole for doorway, put a tree out front of doorway a couple of feet. put a swivel chair in middle---as each tree makes a v hole between each tree you adjust the limbs to make great shooting holes. I use these at rutting trails and narrows and at edges of hidden food plots have had deer within a couple of feet, had deer bedded under tree,s at times. and what a view !!
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by MudderChuck
For many reasons I prefer to be up off the ground. Most game looks up much less than ground level. Being up can lessen your scent some.

Some spots you can safely set up a blind.

And the big one safety. Shooting down is a whole lot safer.

A person really has to train themselves to look way beyond what you are shooting at. More so when you are shooting horizontally or upwards. Tunnel vision is common, especially when looking through a scope.

Funny story about that. I had put up a short shooting tower maybe 8 feet tall, 10 feet to the muzzle. Maybe the third time I'd used it, just before sunset a really nice Buck walks by downhill from me, I scope him, set my trigger and get ready to shoot when I see a flicker of light directly behind him.

You really have to train yourself to look behind whatever you are shooting at, it may save you a world of grief.
So much this! An object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by other forces (gravity, trees, deer, people).
You better make sure your intended target is in the way of that bullet :P
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Old 09-03-2016, 04:04 PM
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I prefere Deer Hunting from an elevated tree stand,I also have,a nice Rivers Edge ground blind a Climbing Stand and a couple of permanent elevated box blinds....I have also done some Still Hunting and even made a few ground blinds out of natural cover and fallen tree's.

Over all I'm at ease and love being up in a nice 15-17 foot ladder stand...I can see further,my scent is off the ground and I have taken many nice Doe's & Bucks from my ladder stands and several by just walking slowly and sitting down or falling asleep in the big timber.Best thing to do is try different things in different situations,try new and different ways to Hunt....be Versitile,try something different to change things up and enjoy being outside!
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:29 AM
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Most of the time when gun hunting I am on the ground since I am a still hunter. Occasionally I'll pack my climber and sit especially if it is in a pinch point. Bow hunting is always in the trees in either a climber or lock on.

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Old 09-04-2016, 10:33 AM
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Started out stand hunting when I was a youth hunter, but have since gotten weary of it and favor still hunting. That said, there's not much point moving through the woods if you cannot see, so early in the morning I will sometimes sit in a stand or on the ground. A ground blind feels so unnecessarily constricting to me, somehow---however, I don't mind them as much for turkey hunting (maybe calling the game takes my mind off the close quarters).
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