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#5465914 - 12/08/14 07:19 PM which would you rather
Jtmeeks Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 367
Loc: TEXOMA
confused2 im having a tough time figuring wich I should choose for next year...
what would you rather hunt out of with bow
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 12/08/14 07:18 PM
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#5465931 - 12/08/14 07:24 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34456
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
I hunt both and there are benefits to both, but prefer to be in a tree. I like the open and extra visibility.
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#5465997 - 12/08/14 07:55 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: txshntr]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21736
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: txshntr
I hunt both and there are benefits to both, but prefer to be in a tree. I like the open and extra visibility.


Advantage for ground blind is where there are no trees that will work for the stand and they are a lot safer to take a nap in than a tree stand.
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#5466007 - 12/08/14 07:58 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Registered: 07/18/13
Posts: 754
Loc: Ontario, Grey County
I'm split pretty even - depends on the weather.

My favourite is actually walk and stalk using a ghillie suit.
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#5466355 - 12/08/14 10:39 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 6572
Loc: Granbury, TX
With the right setup, I would prefer to be in a tree (or elevated in some way). It helps with visibility and I can aim a little higher on the body to stretch my margin of error and still get a good low exit hole because of the higher angle.
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#5466365 - 12/08/14 10:47 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: kmon1]
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Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: txshntr
I hunt both and there are benefits to both, but prefer to be in a tree. I like the open and extra visibility.


Advantage for ground blind is where there are no trees that will work for the stand and they are a lot safer to take a nap in than a tree stand.


And nicer in the inclement weather cheers
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#5466422 - 12/08/14 11:59 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Registered: 06/02/06
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Loc: Arlington
Out of those two only, ground blind. If tripod had been listed, that would be my choice.
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#5466435 - 12/09/14 12:15 AM Re: which would you rather [Re: DFWPI]
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Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 815
Loc: Gilmer,Texas
I like being out of the rain and snow. With a ground blind you can carry a small propane heater on those really cold days. I'm getting older and hurt more. frown
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#5466720 - 12/09/14 08:49 AM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Registered: 12/05/06
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Loc: Saginaw, Tx
I will hunt whatever is the best for the given situation. I prefer to be elevated with a little more view and as mentioned previously the shot angle. However, although I will hunt a hanging (lock on style) or climbing stand, I prefer a ladder stand or tripod. The times when it's raining, below 40 degrees or windy as all get out I'm ready to be on the ground in a pop up/shell blind/box blind with my Mr. Heater lil' Buddy.
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#5469472 - 12/10/14 12:20 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Registered: 01/21/11
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Loc: N-Bedford
I'd be happy with just sitting on the dang gate right now! Lol but if those 2 were my choice only, I'd go ground because I have a tendency to get a little too comfy when I hunt. Best zzzzz's I get!
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#5469496 - 12/10/14 12:34 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 854
Loc: Bryan - Archer County
I prefer an elevated stand, but will use a ground blind if the area doesn't have a big enough tree. I like to have the option of both in case its raining and I need a pop-up type blind to stay dry.

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#5469499 - 12/10/14 12:35 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27152
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Hate ground blinds... hate um and they stank
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#5469512 - 12/10/14 12:40 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 7112
Loc: West
I hate hunting out of ground blinds but I will if needed. I havent cared for ladder stands too much until this year as I killed my best buck to date out of one in KS. My 2nd biggest buck was shot out of a tripod which I HATE. I really prefer to be about 25'-30' up in a tree. That is my preference however, i realize that there is a place for all stands mentioned so it would depend upon the location and the weather.
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#5469516 - 12/10/14 12:41 PM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
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Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 7112
Loc: West
Depending on what you chose for next year....Go big. Buy a really good ground blind such as a Double Bull or a really good hanging stand. take a look at the Woodsie Too. That is the best treestand, hands down.
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#5501655 - 12/27/14 02:58 AM Re: which would you rather [Re: Jtmeeks]
Buckenvy Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 583
Loc: MIDLOTHIAN / BOSQUE COUNTY
I prefer the tree, but conditions change and you have to be ready at moments notice sometimes, Check out the GHOSTBLIND,I Don't leave home without it

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