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Don't lie now; you do the best napping of the year...

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  1. Unlicensed Dremel

    Unlicensed Dremel Member

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    out in the woods, on the ground near the base of your stand around 9 to 10, don't ya? Or am I the only one? I said don't lie! :)
     
  2. TIMC

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    Not in South Texas, you're liable to wake up with an unwanted bed-mate!
     
  3. Captcurt

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    True Story.

    I have been known to catch a few z 's on a nice warm sunny afternoon. I had a friend who was awakened by a buck grunt. He slowly reached for his rifle only to find it gone. The chuckling of his son solved the mystery. He had taken the gun, hid behind a tree and then woke old dad with his grunt call.:D
     
  4. gspn

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    The best napping conditions I've found exist in a tree stand. Usually during the early fall, when the leaves are changing color and a gentle breeze gently sways me back and forth amid the colorful canopy. sleeeeepy now...you're getting verrrry sleepy now.

    This is one of the primary reasons for a safety strap. It's just too easy to sleep up there!
     
  5. Unlicensed Dremel

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    Ha ha, very nice. I've had deer "blowing" wake me up when they scented me.
     
  6. MCgunner

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    Why should I nap outside when I have an amazingly comfortable high back office chair in the box blind?????? It's really nice in there on a cold day with the heater going. :D
     
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    Or, maybe they heard you snoring? :D
     
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    My best napping time is laying on the couch with a Cubs game on, they sure put you to sleep with their play
     
  9. wankerjake

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    Naps are an important part of hunting.
     
  10. BK

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    No way, no how, absolutely not. I'll sleep when I'm dead.

    I hunt when I'm hunting. And I don't hunt from a stand or blind.
     
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    When I'm hunting I'm so keyed up it's hard to sleep when I get to my own bed.
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  13. retrieverman

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    I've woke myself up snoring many times, and I'm not ashamed.:neener:
     
  14. rallyhound

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    A few years ago I awoke around sun down under a tree and there were about 30 crows in the trees waiting on me to die and 3-4 vultures circling overhead.

    I think they were dissapointed when I walked off.
     
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    I awoke with a start one time. A squirrel ran up the tree right beside me! safety straps are a GOOD thing. Darn thing then set above me and chattered.

    I've sometimes wondered how far away snoring can be heard? I've thought about a snoring muffler, but decided it sounded too much like a breathing muffler!!

    Being Very quiet and still in the woods is its own reward. Observing nature is both entertaining & relaxing.
     
  16. Birdman253

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    +1.
     
  17. Captcurt

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    You must be young. You will find that priorities change the older you get.
     
  18. loose noose

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    Nothing like a little snooze time up in a tree stand with the bow and arrow in hand, just waiting for the arrow to be dropped to the ground. Been there done that.
     
  19. jmorris

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    What I was thinking. Also a good reason to have a blind large enough to lay down in.
     
  20. LocoGringo

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    My best/worst napping story was while I was turkey hunting. Had a ground blind made from a broken down old hay bale surrounded by stick/bark structure so that I was invisible. I fell asleep while propped up on the side of the hay bale and when I came to, a turkey was heading right at me from across a small field. For some unkown reason, in my fuzzy stupor I decided that the best course of action was to stand straight up. I think that turkey is still running.
     
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    Early November in the Pennsylvania ridges. Turkey hunting on the ground.Sitting on a bed of leaves between tree roots.Warm morning, sliding slowly into a prone position.Dozing off until I heard a noise.Awoke to see a spike buck pursuing and mating with a doe only to be chased off by a rack buck who took over.Later saw 2 more does followed by 2 more rack bucks.My buddy's son took a rack buck and I took a 4 point in that area a month later.Best result of napping I've had.
     
  22. splattergun

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    Most of the deer I've killed have been mid-morning. I'll nap after lunch.
     
  23. Patocazador

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    I've never done it in over 48 yrs. of hunting.

    As my friend says frequently, "You can sleep when you're dead."
     
  24. red rick

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    I took a friend of mine and his 14 year old son hunting last Saturday . His son posted a picture of him on facebook sleeping . He also recorded him snoring on his phone and played it for us after the hunt . That was so funny .

    I just ordered a new climbing stand that is suppose to be real comfortable . I hope I can stay awake after lunch . That is my hard time of the day for me trying not to sleep .
     
  25. wankerjake

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    Sleeping in a tee stand sounds scary though. I sleep on the ground.
     
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