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Texting While In the Stand? #6978042
12/01/17 12:04 AM
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Does it increase or decrease your enjoyment of your time in the stand? I've done it for the past 5 or 6 years, mainly to communicate what can and cannot be shot. And to check on movement from others on the ranch. That said, I've come to the conclusion that texting takes away from everything I'm there for.

Thoughts?

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978059
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I like being able to text the other hunters and even send photos back and forth. Its a lot quieter than using portable radios that we tried in the past.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978074
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Depends on the day. Slow, boring day I'm thankful I've got my phone. When there is a lot of action I'll turn my phone off so I'm not distracted. I don't want to get a vibration in my pocket when I'm about to take a shot.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978082
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I definitely like to have it when it's slow. I spend a lot of the downtime reading posts on this forum and checking football scores.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978084
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I text. Heck I even post pics here on the forum while in my stand. I try to stay more focused on the hunting part when I have a trophy tag still in my pocket. After I get my buck I get more laid back and play with the phone more.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978120
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I rarely have service in the stand. It’s nice that way.


Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978132
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Phone stays in the truck .


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Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978146
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I facebook live..tweet live..text,stay in touch with other guys on the lease..makes a loong day...more fun...I also video my hunts..take pix...I figure I pay $$ a year..I can ..and still enjoy and bag my deer

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Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978151
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I like having my phone, I control it not the other way around tho, text if needed, but usually to check the weather.


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Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978153
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It adds - and it takes away.

I feel the same about trail cameras.


Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: Nogalus Prairie] #6978232
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
It adds - and it takes away.

I feel the same about trail cameras.


I've had to stop looking at my wireless cameras the morning of a hunt (even if it's a stand I'm not hunting). I agree, I think it takes away from the excitement.

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Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978239
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I certainly have times where I don't want to be bothered while hunting. But during the slower times I don't mind if its not to much. If I didn't get to hunt as much as I do I'd probably keep it turned off.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978240
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I will text with my brother or other lease members while hunting. Like JCB said if I have my buck tag then I will try and keep it to a minimum though.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978244
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No for me. I'm there to get away from the phone among other things. I may bring it turned off so I have a camera in case I kill Old Moe. I do take a lot of video from the stand though.


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Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978267
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During the slow times if i don't have my phone or a book or something to keep me busy, I will fall asleep so having my phone and using it during the slow times keeps me awake so i don't miss any deer if i was sleeping.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978306
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I enjoy texting friends to see what they are seeing where they are hunting


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978311
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Texting is ok on high fence

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978313
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I don't text and used to never even take it out of my backpack. I do use it on Sunday mornings to check the "inactives" list posted by the NFL. It comes in handy for last minute lineup changes when you want to extend that morning hunt.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978321
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I text. Not as much as I used to where I had to hope the battery lasts for a sit.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: brokenpole] #6978329
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Originally Posted By: brokenpole
Texting is ok on high fence


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Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978333
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Text, Netflix, twitch, thf, play games, it all keeps me in the stand longer. I still spend more time watching the field than my phone though.


The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington
Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978335
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Text with others to see if anything is moving.

Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978541
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Only on days we get signal.


Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.
Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: deerhunter1956] #6978560
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Originally Posted By: deerhunter1956
Text with others to see if anything is moving.


The number of distant shots is what I consider the best indication of the level of deer movement.


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Re: Texting While In the Stand? [Re: fouzman] #6978685
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We text, nice to hear what everyone is seeing. When I'm sitting in the bow stand I usually don't to keep movement down and if movement is hot I will just put it down so I don't get distracted.


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