Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Random 8, Sep 28, 2019.
Not truly a blind, more of a "Shooting Position" … Waiting for hogs to show.
No conventional stands for us out west. We look at as much country as possible, find something, and try to move on it. We hunt the AZ high desert a lot
My stand is 20 feet up and 75 feet from my house.
Old guys need a bathroom close.
2019-11-09_10-05-36 by poofy27, on Flickr
8 point I passed on first day last year.
2018-09-15_08-31-58 by poofy27, on Flickr
Here's a few my of spots. Gotta wait 13 more days before I can use them
Brutal NW wind and plummeting temperatures, I'm really burrowed into the timber today. 40 year Jack pine to the right, blended mature white pine with balsam jungle understory and some patches of brush and grass where I've done some spotty burning left. There are 2 does bedded just out of sight on the lane, hunkered down out of the wind under the large balsam fir on the right, and a nice buck passed through yesterday evening but I couldn't get a shot, too dark. The does have gotten up twice since sunrise to browse on some dogwood brush, then went immediately back to their "fort" under the balsam.
Spent the last 8 days bowhunting. Thought about this thread and snapped a couple pics.
The last photo is rather hilarious, small 8pt buck comes walking along the fence line and stops. So I get the phone out to take a picture. As I'm getting ready to take the photo he spooks, turns, runs into the fence and tumbles over the barbed wire to the other side. Camera catches him as he's going over.
They make crank devices. My grandfather lost 3 fingers on his dominant hand. He had to give up a recurve and went to that.
Tamarack slough, north central Minnesota
We got my father in law a crossbow last Christmas. He loves it. Shoots like a lazer. I would get one too but not allowed.
Southern edge of Door County, WI
Bet that's a beautiful stand in archery season before the needles drop. Tamarack is my favorite tree.
Nice! I'm up in Egg Harbor. Lots of deer moving this weekend. Hope we see some in a few weeks. Good luck man.
We're closer to Sturgeon Bay. Lots of activity on the trail cam.
A few years back, I thought a zipline to my backyard treestand would be cool.
This short vid is going to my stand and zipping back.
When I used it for 2 seasons, I would hook up, take a few steps and jump into darkness. Pretty cool.
I had a 5 minute Youtube video up but changed the shackle pulley and mad a homemade gopro to video myself zipping to my stand.
I hope it posts.
Looks like I have to find another way to load it.
Zipline...That is so cool. I've got a couple of 90 foot pine trees between an area of heavy cover deer use for refuge on my land. Death from above??!!
Here’s the view from a blind in a new spot. Unfortunately this was two hours before I arrived. That’s about 15 yards!
This is all I have for now. Not really "hunting" just letting out my dogs for a morning pee out the front yard. Rifle comes with everywhere this time of year.
I'll post some tree stand pics when I can. Great thread btw, I love to see what everyone else gets to see. Nice change from just the typical tagged buck on the ground.
Yeah, it was a little cold, but it could have been worse. Picture from the stand I hunt in the morning. Saw one buck in the bean field (not pictured), but couldn't get a proper range due to the heavy snow falling, so I didn't get to test out my hand loads this year. Oh well.
Ahhh. The now lonely cold stand.
2019-11-13_04-06-06 by poofy27, on Flickr
I dont have another tag for my area, so if will probly not be used again till next season.
I inspect the lag screws each season.
I pull them and look for corrosion or weak points. Also make sure platform boards are secure.
I have one more doe tag for another location
How far about was it? Too far to just shoot sighted in at MPBR?
I don’t have any pics but my stand is in a pine area. I’ve seen deer 3 nights in a row now but didn’t want to shoot does the first two nights and tonight’s doe was extremely small. Waiting on a buck but now that rifle is coming in I’ll probably shoot anything in order to get my first 7mm-08 kill.
Hunting in pine is way harder than any of the YouTube videos I see of people tree stand hunting. Every deer I’ve seen has been within 30 yards and I never heard them coming at all. On YouTube I watch deer go “whoosh, whoosh, whoosh” through all the dry leaves on the forest floor. At my spot, I figure it’s quiet so I can close my eyes and rest till I hear something (even using amplified Howard Leight Impact Pro muffs) , then I realize there’s a deer 30 yards away that never so much as rustled a leaf.
Not point blank - it was about 425-450 yards with my 7mm Rem. Mag. I don’t like to carry that in the woods, so I’ve used my AR for that role. Much quicker shot with that in the woods when there isn’t time to set up the shot.
Out this morning to put a rope around the overhead "umbrella" on the ladder stand to help stabilize it. Gun season begins Sat. but I'll be rifle hunting in a different area. The ladder stand is in shotgun territory. Here's the view with our most recent snowfall.
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