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Sounds while sitting in the Blind #8066751 11/27/20 09:32 PM
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What are some of the sounds you hear while sitting in your deer stand?

I have not sat in the deer stand for a morning hunt in several years until last Saturday and never really thought about how quiet it is before the sun comes up.

Deer going through the fence

Teal landing on a stock tank

Owls talking to each other as the sun comes up.

A bird landing in the trees next to the stand

Cows mooing

Occasional truck going down the Farm to Market road.

Chair creaking as you try to get comfortable.

Of course the feeder going off and that kind of ends if for me. After that it seem like all sounds don't really matter and it is all visual.

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A few of the more distinct sounds...

18-wheeler tires hitting the rumble strips on the edges of a distant highway.

Bass feeding at the edges of a stock tank that's just a few yards away.

Rustling leaves and pine needles are the wind blows through them.

Crows that appear to be communicating with one another

An occasional shot in the distance.

Some kid or young adult who apparently likes running the roads on an ATV rather than sitting on a deer stand.


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Heard a sound I've never heard before 50years ago bow hunting in Llano. Was a rattlesnake crawling through the leaves.


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Crows squawking
Coyotes howling
Squirrels chattering
Turkeys gobbling / hens yelping
Sandhill Cranes callilng while flying overhead
Birds chirping
Gun shots in the distance


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Here the past couple of days it's been really enjoyable until some idiot on the next ranch over starts dumping 30 round magazines out of his AR...

Fast as a person can pull the trigger, and reload a fresh magazine. Usually dumps a minimum of 12-15 magazines.

Last night it happened about an hour after dark.

With ammo prices and availability, you'd think he'd moderate himself... Nope. Been going on a couple years.

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At first light, most of the birds will sing for awhile, which is known as the "dawn chorus."

It's one of my favorite times to just and enjoy a cup of coffee while the birds are singing.


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mosquitoes, gnats, flies
airplanes fling by.....jets and props
dogs barking
armadillos rooting around for breakfast
pump jacks in the distance

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I’m happiest when I can’t hear any road noise. I like hearing the wind and birds

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Very special and peaceful coming up on first light. Feels like a new beginning every time.

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I love to hear the quail or a couple of bucks fighting.
Although I hate coyotes, I love to hear them sing after the sun has cleared the horizon.


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Originally Posted by BbarVRanch
Here the past couple of days it's been really enjoyable until some idiot on the next ranch over starts dumping 30 round magazines out of his AR...

Fast as a person can pull the trigger. . . .


I've had a similar experience I named " The opening
morning 10 AM newly purchased Glock field test "

If they'd just sit still and quiet and watch, and not
diddle with their blankety blanking cell phone,
they'd more than likely get a deer

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wind-coyotes-quail-woodpeckers and birds landing on the tin roof..............miss the ole windmill clanking ............. hope to get it back up and running at some point

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Weird noises and rustling while sitting in in pitch black darkness.

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The distant rumblings slowly approaching, getting louder and louder. In the dark these become so frightening that I finally leap from my chair, kick open the door of the stand and dive out into the darkness holding my roll of toilet paper while launching myself towards the nearest bush.


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Sitting in the stand in the dark the other day I heard a freight train horn way off in the distance. Reminded of when I was a kid on the farm laying in bed at night with the windows open. Don't know why but to me it's a lonesome sound


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I’m shocked it hasn’t been said but we hear pigs fighting just about every sit, pigs squealing and squirrels raising heck from the hawks dive bombing them pretty much non stop. That makes up most of our sounds and the usual birds and owls every day.

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Seem to hear the last of owl talk at daylight then the red birds wake up early and have already heard wings of the ducks and the wood ducks flying on the river. Probably should be watching for deer but pick up the binoculars and watch them. All while having a cup of black water we as outdoorsman know a lil secret that most folk don't even have a clue about.

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Sasquatch howl, and tree knocks!

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From my favorite stand it’s road noise.

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The neighbor's donkey, Willie, braying every morning like a rooster.

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Originally Posted by Erny
From my favorite stand it’s road noise.



I get that too, at one ranch. And beside the highway is a railroad.

Gets really loud when the wind is from the direction of the highway/railroad.

Animals don't pay any of that noise even the least bit of attention.

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Windmill blades. That's it. Morning hunt. Evening hunt. Windmills.

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Distant rumbling of my lower GI tract fixin' to explode after 3rd cup of joe.


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