Filming with Tree Saddle/Harness

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  1. jvanhees

    jvanhees Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Anyone use a saddle or harness, and self film their hunts?

    If so, how do you like it?
     
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    I have not as of yet as I just acquired my Kestral saddle and have a Mantis on the way. This will be my first season hunting and filming with one. Seemed like a great way to lighten the gear load. I have practiced shooting out of the saddle and have done well. I did hook up the camera gear but didn't film with it. Seems like I may be able to carry at least 20 less pounds
     
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    jvanhees Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That is totally where my head is at too. When I am mobile hunting (most of the time) the stand AND filming gear is a ton. If ya dont mind, let me know what you think when you get it all going. Are you thinking you will like the mantis better?
     
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    Yes I bought the Kestral first before the Mantis existed. So now we’re talking 18 oz for just the saddle compared to 21lbs for my lone wolf climber.
     
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    I went to saddle last year and haven't hunted from a stand since. I didn't film any while hunting last year, but did take camera every time I went scouting. It wasn't much different then from a stand, just have to practice filming around the tree. I also got the Kestrel last year and it's a great saddle, but I'm really interested in getting the new Kite from New Tribe. It looks like they fixed alot of the complaints people had with the Kestrel.

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