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#6878597 - 09/04/17 09:57 PM Tree stand or Ground blind?
Brandon82 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 516
Loc: Dallas,Tx
Early season are you going to be on the ground or in a Tree? I broke my collar bone a month ago, so until I heal I will be on the ground with my cross bow. Normally I would be in a tree with my compound.Its going to be warm in the blind early season. Where will you be?

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#6878675 - 09/05/17 05:20 AM Re: Tree stand or Ground blind? [Re: Brandon82]
Jimbo Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 4703
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
In a popup blind!
I've hunted on the ground for several seasons now, and the key is to scout the area ahead of time to plan the placement of the blind.
You do the same with a treestand, but you are a little bit more restricted with your shooting lanes in a ground blind.
Unlike using a treestand, you can't see a deer coming from far away so placement is critical, and keeping the wind direction in mind is also.
Early morning hunts are bearable when the weather is hot, but evenings can be really bad if you aren't at least set up in the shade.
I do miss the 360 degree freedom from hunting from a tree stand, which I can no longer do due to physical reasons, but a ground blind you can't beat for comfort, and being able to move and stretch is wonderful, so they both have their pro's and con's.

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#6880737 - 09/06/17 10:34 PM Re: Tree stand or Ground blind? [Re: Brandon82]
s1rGr1nG0 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/21/12
Posts: 15
I just put my first tree stand up this past weekend. Never hunted one before and it's been years since I hunted regularly anyway so I'm pretty excited to get back out in the woods.

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#6880905 - 09/07/17 08:16 AM Re: Tree stand or Ground blind? [Re: Brandon82]
Bobcat4119 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 209
Loc: NE Texas
I have both and I will hunt whichever one accordingly to the wind. The ground blind is nestled up in a layed over bois darc tree on a creek bend, right at 30 yards from the feeder. My hang on is 25 yards from the feeder over looking the bedding area and 300+ acres of soybeans! I'm fired up!!!

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#6880908 - 09/07/17 08:17 AM Re: Tree stand or Ground blind? [Re: Brandon82]
Bobcat4119 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 209
Loc: NE Texas



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