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  1. Germ

    Germ Legendary Woodsman

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    My son stated he wanted to bow hunt, so we are back in the saddle. We just started with getting some groups, we ended on this one. Getting a different sight for him next week, buying some new tree stands also.

    Pretty pumped

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    What's it been like 10 years
     
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    Always does my heart good to see a dad and son start hunting together!

    Teach that grasshopper well Germ!
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Hope your son has the time to get proficient. I wanted both my kids to bow hunt my daughter did bow hunt a few times, my son gun hunted one season. Kids get so darned busy.
     
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    Nice! This could be a win win situation. Great way for yourself to get back to hunting.

    What bow is he shooting?

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  7. Germ

    Germ Legendary Woodsman

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    Diamond Bow, goes from 23'' draw to 29'', 60 lb max pull.

    Bought for him in 2015, he shot in a league and did not show much interest. A couple of buddies hunt at school and stated he wanted to hunt, being weekends are open now I said let's do it.

    I have a Bowtech Icon Carbon I bought new in 2015, I have never hunted with it. Been using a ROSS Cardio for years, love that bow.

    I just put my order list together

    Muddy Double Ladder Nexus(2 of them)
    Muddy Boss Hawg 1.5(3 of them)
    MTC100 3-PAC Cameras
     
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    Check out Milliunum treestands. Definitely one of the most comfortable stands I have used for the money.

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    Germ Legendary Woodsman

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    @Justin you’ll be happy to know he’s been watching Bowhunt or die , I should him the picture of the get together years ago, he thinks I know people now


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    Looking good guys! Hunting with my son has been an awesome experience. It will be a few years until he's big enough and proficient enough with a compound, but the crossbow works great for now.
     
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    w33kender Die Hard Bowhunter

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    They're pricey with shipping included but I've never felt safer off the ground. These will last DECADES without rusting. No ratchet strap or horizontal stabilizer required, either. I'm sorry I didn't see this thread before you made your purchasing decision on stands for you and your son, Germ. Maybe this will help another hunter who's reading this.

    https://www.cbsdeerstands.com/
     
  12. Germ

    Germ Legendary Woodsman

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    They are sold out, so let's look at these
     
  13. Bone Head Hunter

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    I have multiple ladder stands and cannot stand any of the metal waffle style seats. They all suck.

    All my purchases going forward will have a sling seat...
     
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    w33kender Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I bought an inexpensive but durable pad that fastens to the waffle seat easily. Quite comfy.
     
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    Germ Legendary Woodsman

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    They are made the USA, so that's a plus for me
     
  16. Bone Head Hunter

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    Well even after padding they still suck after 3 or 4 hours. Of course I weigh quite a bit too. :)
     
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    w33kender Die Hard Bowhunter

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    No, you're right. Full disclosure is I bow hunt standing, only sitting on the waffle-maker for about 5 minutes every 2 hours. The pad is sufficient for my style of hunting but would be a nightmare for folks who hunt/shoot while seated. :)
     
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    Germ Legendary Woodsman

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    Status update

    Stands have been ordered

    Muddy was out of stock and I wanted to get these up in April, so I went with these.

    1- API Outdoors Ultra-Steel Deluxe 18' Two-Person Ladder Stand
    5- Big Game Treestands The Maxim Ladder Stand

    Also got two safety harness and
    2 - THE CROSSOVER COMBO

    Two new sets of Bio, since my Sworski got swipe from my truck a few years back, Went with Vortex DiamondBack 8-32(for me) and 8X25(for him)

    Finally 4 MANIFEST CELLULAR TRAIL CAMERAS. FYI they do not show it until the cart, but they are on sale for $99.99.

    Sorry for the caps I was lazy and cut and pasted
     
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    I am almost convinced you are serious. Bruh, now you just need to a saddle to round everything out. Don't you know the bowhunting game has changed while you spent the last several years watching from the sideline? :lmao2:

    Welcome back to the big bow dance.
     
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