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Extra Motivation to Sit the Midday Hours

Old 11-14-2016, 10:10 AM
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Default Extra Motivation to Sit the Midday Hours

So I have always been a fan of sitting all day once the rut hits, but sometimes have a hard time getting myself to do it. I often times find myself making excuses to head home for the midday hours of hunting. I'll admit, I just have a hard time sitting past 4 or 5 hours. Even when I know I should be doing it.

Here is an article a recently wrote about NOT sitting those midday hours and why I now regret it. I wrote this in hopes that it would encourage others to NOT make the same mistakes I did the last two weekends.

Check it out and let me know your thoughts! If you have some stories of killing deer mid day share them with me. I could use the extra motivation.

http://lifestylelost.com/index.php/2...er-whitetails/

In the words of the great Red Green "Remember, I'm pulling for ya. We're all in this together!"

Good luck to everyone!!
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:58 AM
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Good article. I'm a firm believer in staying put during the rut. Things can happen very quickly. I would rather put the time in and not see anything, rather than take a break and wonder what I might have missed.
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Old 11-14-2016, 12:31 PM
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I've probably killed at least 25% of the deer I've killed in midday hrs. For me a day of hunting is from sunup to dark. Can't kill one if you aren't out there.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:55 PM
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Really enjoyed your write up! Do you write any books or just articles on the lifestyle lost web site? I would definitely be interested! The way you tell the story makes it hard to look away! Thanks
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Old 11-19-2016, 10:56 PM
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Last week on the 11th, I shot this buck at 11:30. Two weeks before that in October, I almost got a shot at him at 12:30 with my crossbow. He was about 3 steps from stepping into a clearing that would have given me a good shot. I read your story, and if I had seen all that action, I would never leave the stand. The day I shot this one, he was the only deer I saw all morning. I think I have seen more deer between the hours of 8:30 and 10:00. If the barometric pressure is high, I will always sit all day. Many times I don't have to because I get the deer early.

This is my grandson and I am trying to teach him that patience is a big secret to success. Now that I am getting a little older, I think being awake is right up there with patience.

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Old 11-20-2016, 03:47 AM
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If you can shoot a deer from yer sofa, you might be a redneck.
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by kidoggy View Post
If you can shoot a deer from yer sofa, you might be a redneck.
I've seen a love seat in a box stand. It wasn't mine, but I will say hunting on private land has it's advantages.
The number one rule for all day hunts is a comfortable stand. I don't think it gets more comfortable than the Summit Climbers. I have several box stands. I have a stand that I've had since the 80's called an Ambusher Stand. It is very comfortable. I have never used a hanging stand, but I am seriously looking to get one of these just so I can easily be on the other side of my honey hole when the wind changes. I want to be up 20 feet. I think this would be great with the shooting rail.



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Old 11-20-2016, 11:41 AM
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All I use now is a Summit climber when i am not still hunting. I can sit cradled in that stand all day. Easy to pack in too.
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Champlain Islander View Post
All I use now is a Summit climber when i am not still hunting. I can sit cradled in that stand all day. Easy to pack in too.
The only downside to my Summit, or any climber for that matter is that I have to manage my time wisely when nature calls. If only the Summit had a quick descent feature.

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Old 11-21-2016, 06:45 AM
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Default I keep my motivation for the midday hours

Home is usually to far away to make it home and comeback that afternoon.
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