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#7247883 - 08/07/18 07:50 AM Walking to the stand in the dark
Cherokee Mingan Offline
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How far do you guys have to walk to get to your stand? Is your walk a spooky one?

I plan on doing some hunting in the forest this year and I imagine I will be walking a good bit in the dark. I tend to get jumpy and this is me when I hear a sound:


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#7247890 - 08/07/18 07:59 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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roflmao Yep do it all the time. Sometimes as far as half a mile from the 4 wheeler.
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#7247925 - 08/07/18 08:32 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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rofl
Yet in reality thar b some like that.
As pappy says:

tis why i hunted hogs at night, tis scared of me own shadow.

Would arive before sun-rise & leave after sun-set. Toughest part was finding stand in dark. Always counted me steps, one morning couldnt find me stand, so just stopped & waited for day light, bang twas just several trees away.
First time night (caveman) slinger hog hunt at first lease, 1,100acres. Eased inta old tree stand just as sun set, could see atv trail. Sat for several hours, nothing, so got down & parrelled the atv trail further back slowly angling twards trail.
bang never did find it. Things completly different in the dark, shirt twas half way ripped off, all the briars. Next day, walked trail, it turned west shortly after the place left it.
Nowdays got gps, & NV. Stay Safe, know a young lady who got shot, cause some one heard movement.
Went inta thick areas, day & night after wounded hogs,
Quote:
twas the preditor with gun in hand who choots at the sound of things that scared d heck outa me.


edit many a nights on hog hunts walked out after dark with NO flashlight sevearal miles from truck.
As some one once said:
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rofl aint been lost, but have gone missing a day or two.

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#7247939 - 08/07/18 08:40 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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Originally Posted By: Cherokee Mingan
How far do you guys have to walk to get to your stand? Is your walk a spooky one?

I plan on doing some hunting in the forest this year and I imagine I will be walking a good bit in the dark. I tend to get jumpy and this is me when I hear a sound:


I guarantee you, that is me in the video walking to the stand at night. I always carry two clips. One to get the bogie-man on the way to the stand, and one to hunt with after I'm in the stand.
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#7247950 - 08/07/18 08:53 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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I hunt north East Texas, heavy brush and thick trees. During bow season, pretty well walk everywhere, 100 to 800 yards. During gun season normally drive 4 wheeler to about 200 yards from stand. Normally I am ok walking to stand or sitting on the ground hunting in the dark. I have been on property though that gave me the heebee jeebies and that was in the daytime or the dark. Never was concerned with what was there as far as living but of the spirit world, that's another story.
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#7247952 - 08/07/18 08:55 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
don k Offline
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If I do hunt out of a stand I either park under it or if it is a ground blind I park beside it.

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#7247959 - 08/07/18 08:58 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
the dark never really bothered me ... until one crisp morning in CO I was backtracking and found a bear track on top of my earlier foot print in the mud.

The last couple of years, I've had one of my leases in east TX that is about 1/4 mile from where I park my truck, I'm one of those early risers and get in the blind at least 45 minutes to an hour before shooting light, sometimes earlier. pretty thick pines & underbrush intertwined with game trails on the walk ... then some of the other hunters got to talking about mountain lions in the area ... then the LO talked about some 6-9' gators in the duck pond that I pass within 20-30 yards heading to one stand. Made me re-think a quiet casual stroll before/after dark. Still not spooked, but more cautious.
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#7247975 - 08/07/18 09:12 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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I ain't scared of the dark. But walking through spider webs in the dark.i don't know how I've not beaten myself black and blue trying to kill spiders that may or may not be on my face.

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#7247980 - 08/07/18 09:16 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
Capt.JVH Offline
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Registered: 10/17/11
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I walk everywhere when I hunt. The dark does not spook me but I carry a small red lensed flashlight. My fear is walking up on a skunk more than anything. If I see shadows moving or hear a noise I just hit it with the red light to see what it is.

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#7247991 - 08/07/18 09:23 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: GLC]
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Originally Posted By: GLC
I hunt north East Texas, heavy brush and thick trees. During bow season, pretty well walk everywhere, 100 to 800 yards. During gun season normally drive 4 wheeler to about 200 yards from stand. Normally I am ok walking to stand or sitting on the ground hunting in the dark. I have been on property though that gave me the heebee jeebies and that was in the daytime or the dark. Never was concerned with what was there as far as living but of the spirit world, that's another story.


I'm with you! NO problem on most properties but there's always a few that just kind of make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Ever seen two big grown men scared to death on a levee from a weird singing coming from the woods?

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#7247992 - 08/07/18 09:24 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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Walking deep in to the shnf at night should be no big deal right. Well go pull up bigfoot reports and locations. Sure enough there are literally hundreds of sightings just in my area of the shnf. No big deal right it is just fake. Then one day I hear this "whooop" and I also find this crazy tree structure. All of this in the same area I hunt. Do I think about it walking that 1.5 miles in the dark? Yes I do but I still go.
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#7248002 - 08/07/18 09:32 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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When I night hunt, I'm pretty sure that I'm the most dangerous thing in the woods.
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#7248016 - 08/07/18 09:44 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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After walking the streets of Oak Cliff at night, hiding in bushes, and surviving rabid animal attacks, Iíve discovered that Iím the baddest mofo in the woods. If I should be killed while hunting, then so be it, I am where I am happy.
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#7248030 - 08/07/18 10:06 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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You're always the baddest mutha in the woods until your mind tells you otherwise. Mountain lion, bear, and mexican are the only things that crossed my mind at times walking to the stand and those aren't likely problems.
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#7248070 - 08/07/18 10:37 AM Re: Walking to the stand in the dark [Re: Cherokee Mingan]
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My two biggies noted above - skunks and spider webs. If I walk through a web, I will have the skin crawlies for hours.

Will say, many years ago I flushed a large covey of quail about an hour before light. That was ... startling.
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