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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Dylon Fisher, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. Dylon Fisher

    Dylon Fisher Member

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    What is a good way to pass time in a deer stand. I don't know if its wrong to mess around with my ipod. I get kinda ancy after awhile just sitting there.
     
  2. Jeff F

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    Well when I'm in a deer stand my total attention is on my surroundings. My eyes are glassing the area for any sign of movement and my ears are listening for any sound out of the ordinary. IMO if your not giving it 100% while you in the stand hunting your not really hunting.
     
  3. lowerunit411

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    i am the same as Jeff....also when im in a stand im there cause i have a belly full of ipads, iphones, laptops etc....being comfy in your own skin is a new concept for most youger folks i think sometimes
     
  4. husker

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    Try coyote hunting. I think it would be more to your liking. 15-20 minutes. Then move to your next spot.
     
  5. CmpsdNoMore

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    99 bottle of (root)beer on the wall in your head.

    Close you eyes, relax and listen to the sounds from the woods.

    Look at how beautiful the lines on my rifle are

    I will sometimes bring my ipod touch so I can read. Last season I read most of "Call of the Wild" by Jack London.
     
  6. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    I usually just sit back against a tree (ground level) and wait. I'll look around, or not. When I'm away from home and in a place I'm not familiar with, I can wake at the slightest sound, so sometimes I nap a little. Last successful hunt I was on (last hunt I've actually gone on was back a couple years ago) I ended up taking a little nap, but was woken up by the deer that I took with my K31.
     
  7. Bushpilot

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    A good pair of binoculars is my favorite thing to have in a stand. Last thing I want in a stand is an Ipod, or phone or any thing like that. I enjoy just watching how the woods seems to "come alive" after sitting still in a stand for about 15 or 20 minutes.
     
  8. The Sarge

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    I usually go to sleep until my Grandson wakes me up.
     
  9. CmpsdNoMore

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    I should note that where I sit you can usually see 50 yards because the woods are pretty thick.

    I only pull out reading material after a couple hours when I need to get my mind of my shivering, freezing body.
     
  10. USSR

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    Why don't you do what most of us do - think about sex.

    Don
     
  11. animator

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    I don't because I don't want to have to explain to my hunting buddies why the floor of the stand is all sticky...
     
  12. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    ROFL! I never thought about that, lol. Maybe not a grand idea, either, though.
     
  13. Clipper

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    I use a portable shelter blind. I have my chair, 64oz coffee jug, snacks and a good book.
     
  14. janobles14

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    two words: angry birds!!!

    i have killed quite a few deer i normally would have given up on. it also keeps me more still. i look up often and carefully and my ears still work.
     
  15. 303tom

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    My thoughts exactly.............
     
  16. sKunkT

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    It just bothers the older folks when you can play games, text your buddies, send forwarded joke picture messages, all while eating a handfull of grandma's cookies- and still catch that deer sneaking out the corner of your eye in time to make a good shot.
     
  17. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

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    Well, speaking for us "older folks", we grew up hunting to get the hell OUT of the "modern crap". Getting out into nature is what it is about. NOT the kill. It's called HUNTING ya little snotnosed brat :D And I'd be willing to bet, you aint going to be sitting there playing your PSP or Angry birds and catch that elusive 5 year old mature white-tail sneaking around. They do not get old being stupid. So now, go pop some pimples, turn your phone off, and go enjoy nature and all the wonders she has to offer.

    Old Guy signing off :D
     
  18. Sav .250

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    I`ve waited all year for deer season to come around so I just sit and enjoy the hunt. :)
     
  19. beatledog7

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    I get that you're in your stand which you placed [in the middle of a deliberately cultivated field of whatever the deer prefer this season?] after meticulously studying game camera footage that you gathered daily since last season closed, but you're still just sitting there in your activated carbon ferny-maple camo waiting for Bambi to amble into range.

    Climb down and go find Bambi. Creep in from downwind, stay hidden and quiet, get into humane kill range, whatever that is for you and your gun, and take your shot. That's what "hunt" means.

    I've got no problem with people harvesting a deer from a stand, and I know it's a time-honored and proven method of putting venison in the freezer, but the method doesn't strike me as very sporting. More like an ambush than a hunt.

    Standing by to get blasted.
     
  20. Flintknapper

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    Freedom_fighter_in_IL wrote:

    Hah...! :D ;) SPOT ON!

    But a complete waste of prose. The new "communication generation" simply can not stand to be out of touch with others, or not be entertained for a few seconds.

    They view this as "multi-tasking" and take great pride in it. Of course, the habit/addiction robs them of simple pleasures and displaces the opportunity to fully appreciate the natural world around them, but they are loathe to hear of it.

    Or maybe this budding generation of "hunters?" has just evolved. :rolleyes:
     
  21. mfldmike

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    I think I touch my phone a few times in hours when I'm sitting. This is partially due to the fact that I have a son at home and if something bad happens I don't want to find out after a few hours. If I get a special text from my fiancé, we agreed that I would leave immediately and call on my way out. With that being said, I don't play angry birds, text otherwise, or anything else in my stand. I don't mind sitting in a stand, but I really like sitting on the ground. Enjoy your surroundings, sometimes I'll take a handful of corn in my pocket so I can tease the squirrels and chipmunks...and yes the deer still come.
     
  22. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Every now and then I'll move out and try to find my game. It is A LOT more fun that way. You're relying on all your extremities to keep yourself quiet on the stalk, while at the same time, you're upper body is tense, ready to snap your weapon up to take your target in the most effective way.
     
  23. 303tom

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    OUCH ; But so TRUE...............
     
  24. Art Eatman

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    I usually take a paperback book to read if I'm going to sit. I've trained myself to read maybe a paragraph or two and then look around for a while. I probably read for ten or twenty seconds with a glance around while moving from one paragraph to the next, and then look around for five or ten minutes.

    To remain outer-directed, for those with any artistic talent, sketching is a good way to both pass the time and carefully watch the probable shooting area.

    Sure, sneaky-snaking is more fun, but I'd just as soon not be a mile or more from a jeep trail at sundown, needing to deal with a dead deer. Evening is a sensible "sittin' time".
     
  25. Gunner11

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    Looks like "old folks"can multitask, hunting by observation and using "modern crap" like the internet. I also note that they know spelling and punctuation.

    The older I get the better I was.
     
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