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#5978766 - 10/15/15 10:30 AM Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas?
Captain Luke Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
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Loc: Duval County, Starr County
I've never hunted from one before, but now that I'm bow hunting, I'm considering either buying one or building an 8 foot stand from which to hunt. The only tall trees we have are old mesquites, so they are difficult to put tree stands on.
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#5978781 - 10/15/15 10:38 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
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Captain, I've setup on many a tripod down in Webb/Zapata county area and have harvested multiple mature bucks doing so. Really like that you can place them in tough to navigate areas on short notice. I'd do it but make sure you try and conceal yourself with camo burlap or something similar.

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#5978802 - 10/15/15 10:47 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
Captain Luke Offline
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Thanks DQ. That's what I figured. I have burlap from Academy, so I'll use that. I just can't see too far from my ground-brush blind.
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#5978807 - 10/15/15 10:49 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
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I have hunted a lot out of tripods from 6' tall to 15' tall. A good canopy/backdrop is a must behind you for bowhunting. A camo or canvas cover around you is okay for rifle hunting. What I like about tripods is the portability of them. You can literally move one in minutes to a new location. If you are bowhunting then using it for rifle hunting I would get one with a removable rest.
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#5978817 - 10/15/15 10:53 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
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I was thinking of bow hunting from the porch of this blind. I can wrap the burlap around the railing. Do you think this could work?
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#5978819 - 10/15/15 10:55 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
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I don't see why not.
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#5978821 - 10/15/15 10:57 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
Captain Luke Offline
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I'm just worried that it may not be high enough.
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#5978824 - 10/15/15 10:57 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

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Originally Posted By: Captain Luke
I was thinking of bow hunting from the porch of this blind. I can wrap the burlap around the railing. Do you think this could work?


What you have to look at is the height of the rail. It will effect how you draw and then your shot if you have to stand back farther or lift up and over rail so your limbs clear it for the shot. Shooting rails and bows do not go together very well.
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#5978826 - 10/15/15 10:58 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
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Loc: Live Oak County, TX
It wouldn't work for bow hunting, but I hunt out of this little puppy a lot in the STX. It has legs, but I never even put em on so I can lay it into the bed of a truck and move it around, no hassle, by myself. I love hunting out of it.



Edited by southtexascracker (10/15/15 10:59 AM)

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#5978827 - 10/15/15 10:59 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

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Originally Posted By: Captain Luke
I'm just worried that it may not be high enough.

I killed my best archery buck out of 6' tripod backed into a scrubby Mesquite. I made sure I only a small hole to shoot out of and had good back cover so I was not silhouetted.
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#5978840 - 10/15/15 11:08 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: southtexascracker]
Captain Luke Offline
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Originally Posted By: southtexascracker
It wouldn't work for bow hunting, but I hunt out of this little puppy a lot in the STX. It has legs, but I never even put em on so I can lay it into the bed of a truck and move it around, no hassle, by myself. I love hunting out of it.



pic?
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#5978843 - 10/15/15 11:11 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
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You don't see the pic?

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#5978852 - 10/15/15 11:14 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
Captain Luke Offline
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it's not showing on my screen.
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#5978856 - 10/15/15 11:18 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
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Whatever you hunt from just be sure to do some practice runs drawing your bow back. It's a bad feeling when drawing on a buck and realize you don't have the clearance to make the shot bang
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#5978902 - 10/15/15 11:56 AM Re: Tripod stands. Worth it in south Texas? [Re: Captain Luke]
Captain Luke Offline
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I'll get out there early and practice for sure.
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