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Official Live From the Stand Thread 2023

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by LittleChief, Jun 7, 2023.

  1. virginiashadow

    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    I thought I was losing my mind. At 30 yards I told myself it was a spike. As it got closer I told myself it was a doe. Started to get ready for the shot when it turned to the left and exposed that evil little 1 pt.
     
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    vermontwhitetail Grizzled Veteran

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    Cameras get me so excited!
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    Likely be in lock down by everyone else's season opener. This year sucks, I give up....
     
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    Tink-a-Link Weekend Warrior

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    Great first sit of the season. Encounters with two deer, came within 4 paces of sending an arrow at a long nosed doe, but her survival instincts took over and allowed her to survive.

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    We hit one of Colorado 14ers this morning. 3 years ago, I got into a good herd, twice, and wanted to strike gold again.

    Our first pass across the mountain face, devoid of any animals. We pushed up to 11300' and the climb was worth it. Early on, my hunting buddy spotted 4 cows and fawns. Soon after a couple more cows, one gave me the opportunity at a 50yd Texas heart shot, but I passed. We busted out another, but couldn't tell if it was a buck or cow.

    3pm we had a bull sound off a few hundred vertical below us. We think there might have been another hunter trying to call it from a nearby ridge, as we heard a second call. My buddy got him riled up, not quite sure what he said, but that bull was pissed. About 80yds away a sapling paid the price of the fired up bull. And then the wind betrayed us and he bolted down the mountain, antlers hitting branches. Exhilarating!

    We took a detour as we dropped off the mountain and saw another cow.

    Apart from the elk adventures, spotted a snowshoe hare at about 10 yds and got to watch a member of the weasel family take out a chipmunk.
     
  6. LittleChief

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    I'm up, dressed and having coffee.

    A surprise rainstorm hit early this morning so all my gear I left in the tree will be wet. At least I didn't leave my Ozonics in the tree this time and I carried my gloves and face mask out with me so I don't have to wear anything wet.

    Anyone else heading out this morning or am I the only one?
     
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    I'm out in my morning Buck stand. Wind is good. 49deg. No deer yet. 30yds in the woods off a corn field in a finger that sticks into the corn piece.

    Didnt see a single deer yesterday afternoon.
     
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    3 Doe just cruised by in the thick brush. No shot and wouldnt take it. Looking for antlers.
     
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    Velvet 4pt just walked under the stand.
     
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    Live from my stand, oh I guess it was 20 minutes ago.:rock:
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  12. LittleChief

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    Great pic!
     
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    dmax4me Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Good luck this morning Chief and VT.
     
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    So far this sit I’ve seen one squirrel. Pretty disappointing.
     
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    Brett Smith Weekend Warrior

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    I’m not worried yet…you have the entire month of October to tie a big one to a tree for me
    Looking forward to November


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  16. LittleChief

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    We will be hunting in a totally different area when you get here Brett.

    I’m just spending the first week of the early season on my little home place.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Day 1 growing pains. Day 1..didn't reattach my quiver mount after changing to a new sight a couple months ago. So had to redneck my quiver to my pack. Missed a doe. Afternoon hunt forgot my bow pull rope and had to redneck my bow on my back with a bungee cord. Also dropped the top section of my climber onto the bottom section when setting up.
     
  18. LittleChief

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    Okay, I don’t feel so bad now. :lol:
     
  19. LittleChief

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    I’m down. 4 1/2 hours of seeing nothing is enough.
     
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    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    Have you tried using the bottom part of your climber with the saddle yet? It's a bit clumsy at first till you figure out where your feet need to be for how tall you are.

    Get rid of the rapid climb stirrups and the bungee cord.

    Make sure to have the platform tethered to you with rope or something.

    screw in a flat rubber bungee towards the back of the platform with self-tapping screws The closer to the tree your feet are, the easier it is to climb like this).

    Slide your feet under the flat black bungee. (tying a small length of rope to the middle of the black bungee will enable you to pull it up to get your feet under it with ease.)

    Put your tether up as high as you can reach.

    pull out all the slack in your tether and sit down in the saddle.

    place your hands on the tree and lock your arms out straight.

    lift the platform up with your feet (6" at a time to start)

    stand up, take out the slack in your tether.

    Sit back down in your saddle...

    repeat the process till you're at your desired height. You can't lean off to the side like a true sAdDle BoI....but if you setup in the right spot, you shouldn't need to dangle sideways like a :dan: saddle boi. Worth a try in the back yard or woods near by. Cuts your weight in half.....
     
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