Anyone else setup a practice stand?

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  1. vanfossen

    vanfossen Weekend Warrior

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    Was curious how many people setup a practice stand this time of year and what kind of practice courses you all do.[​IMG]


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    When I used to hunt from a treestand I used to do that all summer long!
     
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    You primarily use a blind now?


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    No, I use a ghille suit. I do some still hunting, but mostly I find some good sign, find a bush and hop in with my ghille suit!

    Practicing like you are is the best way to get ready!
     
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    Gotta be hot in that guillie suit!


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    No, it's not bad at all actually!
     
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    He only has to wait until a deer gets to 100 yards...them bam, goes the crack of the BOLT
     
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    I have been practicing like this lately basically just to get the correct form/ muscle memory down so it's less I have to concentrate on when the time comes. Very valuable practice for me at least.
     
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    LOL!! All of my setups I cant see past 20 yards.
     
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    Please tell me you are signing up for the contest? I'd love to be on the same team as you!!
     
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    I don't set up a stand to practice but I do practice while sitting down as I hunt in a blind as much or more than a stand.
     
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    I used to practice that way, I think practicing how you hunt is the the best practice you can do. It takes all the guess and presumption out of it. Nothing better than experience.
    Now I usually will take a shot or two with a practice arrow I carry along with me from whatever stand I'm in. Usually when I'm about ready to quit for the day. I can always find a leaf or a hedge apple or something to target. It keeps me sharp and ready.
     
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    I climb up on the house or yard barn. All my tall trees are in the back portion of the yard that I lease out to the neighbor for pasture.

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    I like to shoot out of one before season opens.
     
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    I use my wife as an arrow retriever lol


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    I would if I had a place to do it. I think it would be a huge benefit when practicing.
     
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    I practice off the back deck. With the slope of my yard, I can shoot out 25 yards from 18-22 feet up, depending on where I place my target. I also have a range set up on the side of my house that let's me shoot out to 40 yards if I stand in my neighbor's yard across the street.
     

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