Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Fishoutdoors2016, May 1, 2016.
Does your back pain cause discomfort or limit your sitting time during your hunt?
I had surgery on my back 5 yrs ago. I do have pain every now and then but the main thing I make sure of when hanging stands is the seat is level I have some sort of back support, and if I can't have both I look elsewhere. Also I exercise usually weight train and cross fit and ride my bike it really helps
My sitting time is limited by getting a sore butt.
leaving myself open......
I find standing most of the time eliminates discomfort. When I was in my twenties it wasn't unusual for me to stand from sun up to sundown. Nowadays about three hours at a time.
i vote no cause i still have a good back
I had back surgery 4 years ago. I stand up 80% of the time. Much better than sitting for me.
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I stand up or put one knee on my seat (then switch knees) for about 20 minutes every 3-4 hours on stand. It helps my back, butt, and keeps the blood flowing in the legs. I'd be miserable if I didn't do it.
I don't get back pain, but I'll stand up periodically to stretch and loosen things up a bit.
Only time I'm in the stand longer then 4-5 hrs is the magic 3-5 days a year
When I sit I do not move, I literally try to not move unless I really have to. It leaves me in all kinds of different pains after sitting 3 hours. I have wore my tens machine in the stand in the past and will again in the future.
When I purchase stands now days I pay the most attention to the seat. Good stand seat and no issues.
why dont you just move around
Beginning about 10 years ago, I only buy stands with a sling style seat. I can sit comfortably for 2+ hours without standing up to stretch. Since I started sleeping with a pillow between my legs, I haven't had a stiff/sore back in months
Because movement gets you busted by deer you probably don't see.
I'm fairly sure most bow hunters have encountered the ninja deer... You look around and nothing take a breath, look around again and BAM whitetail. Everytime you move you must assume that you are being watched...
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