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#6459160 - 09/19/16 05:11 PM Am I the only one...
Alex49 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/16
Posts: 55
Loc: DFW
Am I the only gun hunter who hunts out of tree stands or tripods?? It seems like 99% of the gun hunters hunt out of box blinds and me personally I am not a fan of box blinds because I like the added challenge of being out in the open if that makes any sense. Hopefully next season I will be bow hunting if everything goes right

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#6459165 - 09/19/16 05:14 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Alex49]
Creekrunner Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8193
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
But, where do you set your Mr. Heater???
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#6459166 - 09/19/16 05:14 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Alex49]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Of coarse your not the only one. If you want a challenge stop using a feeder and get out and spot and stalk


Edited by SapperTitan (09/19/16 05:19 PM)
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#6459167 - 09/19/16 05:15 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: SapperTitan]
Creekrunner Online   content
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8193
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
... spit and stalk


roflmao
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#6459169 - 09/19/16 05:17 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Alex49]
rickym Online   content
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 4775
Loc: texas
My guess would be that about 75-80% of gun hunters hunt out of a box. 90% of my deer/hog hunting consist of walking around until i find a spot i want to sit, or get tired and decide to sit at the base of a tree.

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#6459190 - 09/19/16 05:25 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Alex49]
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Registered: 04/09/09
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Loc: Central Texas
I grew up hunting from a "tree stand," aka a 2x4 nailed between a limb and a trunk. Go kill a deer with a rock and get back with me. Just sayin'.
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#6459192 - 09/19/16 05:27 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Alex49]
Texas Dan Offline
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There are more of those who use tripods and tree stands than you think. With deer leases being so expensive, some prefer stands that can be taken down if and when needed. Tripods are also very mobile and offer the height advantage not found with ground blinds.

Box stands are clearly for those looking for the greatest convenience and protection from the weather. Some are honest in their view of them and call them what they truly are - shooting houses.
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#6459193 - 09/19/16 05:28 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Slow Drifter]
Creekrunner Online   content
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
I grew up hunting from a "tree stand," aka a 2x4 nailed between a limb and a trunk. Go kill a deer with a rock and get back with me. Just sayin'.


My dad put up a 2X6. 'Guess he was living large. 2X4 is just harsh. 'Gotta whole new respect for you and your "boys".
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#6459202 - 09/19/16 05:38 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Creekrunner]
Slow Drifter Offline


Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4305
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
I grew up hunting from a "tree stand," aka a 2x4 nailed between a limb and a trunk. Go kill a deer with a rock and get back with me. Just sayin'.


My dad put up a 2X6. 'Guess he was living large. 2X4 is just harsh. 'Gotta whole new respect for you and your "boys".


Wheew!!! The good ol' days kinda' sucked!
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#6459211 - 09/19/16 05:43 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Slow Drifter]
Texas Dan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
Wheew!!! The good ol' days kinda' sucked!


Yes and no. Yes, we saw fewer deer, but when we did see one, we didn't fear if it met some standard. The entire hunting community knew how much time, effort, and knowledge was required to get a shot at one.

A person can kill a trophy today with all the knowledge and effort it takes to pop open a beer can and light a cigarette.
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Spring, Texas

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#6459214 - 09/19/16 05:47 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Alex49]
don k Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 9790
Loc: Bandera, Tx
I hunt out of my Kubota. No heater.
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#6459223 - 09/19/16 05:50 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Texas Dan]
SapperTitan Offline
Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 18873
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
Wheew!!! The good ol' days kinda' sucked!


Yes and no. Yes, we saw fewer deer, but when we did see one, we didn't fear if it met some standard. The entire hunting community knew how much time, effort, and knowledge was required to get a shot at one.

A person can kill a trophy today with all the knowledge and effort it takes to pop open a beer can and light a cigarette.
whaaaa whaaa whaa
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I could never repay you for the pleasure I've gotten out of your meat package.

Originally Posted By: phantom
I Love the feel of wood.

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#6459234 - 09/19/16 05:54 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: don k]
Creekrunner Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8193
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Originally Posted By: don k
I hunt out of my Kubota. No heater.


Purty sure you've paid your dues. You deserve an upgrade.
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#6459268 - 09/19/16 06:17 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: SapperTitan]
Texas Dan Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 11806
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Of coarse your not the only one. If you want a challenge stop using a feeder and get out and spot and stalk


It requires thinking outside the box, but one can only imagine the potential impact on the age structure of bucks in low fence areas if you removed feeder hunting while keeping antler restrictions in place. It would seem logical the increased difficulty, combined with AR's, would cause the number of older and better bucks to soar.
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#6459276 - 09/19/16 06:20 PM Re: Am I the only one... [Re: Alex49]
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1735
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
I don't care to re-live the "good old days" sitting out in the weather. Got me a nice fiberglass blind nowadays. To each his own.

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