Really Really Stupid Question - Type(s) of Hunting

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  1. MattBone

    MattBone Newb

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    Is there a difference between the Bow Hunting you would do sitting in a tree stand or ground blind to the more active/mobile Bow Hunting you would do? As I type this I am wondering if you need to actively hunt animals such as Elk while a tree stand or ground blind would be better for deer.

    Apologies and thanks in advance.....
     
  2. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Depends on the conditions in the area you hunt, many people who ground blind hunt brush in the blinds well before they hunt them. Climbers seem to be the most portable of stands. Like me on private land if I want to be mobile I use one of the several stands I have set up on my land.
     
  3. Hillbilly Jedi

    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Typically I've seen more deer hunts in stands or blinds and elk hunts are a bit more mobile/run gun type thing but...... that doesn't mean the other doesn't work.

    If there is an advantage I would say tree stand or ground blind has it. While animals typically look up, the majority of their predators don't lurk in trees other than hunters. Additionally I think you can control scent better in a tree or blind. Not sure if that's what you're looking for in an answer but there it is.
     
  4. Arkyinks

    Arkyinks Weekend Warrior

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    Wind will ground me and change where I hunt. Icy conditions will ground me as well. Terrain limits you as well.
     
  5. CoveyMaster

    CoveyMaster Grizzled Veteran

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    I wish I could say I knew from experience but I've never hunted anything but whitetail deer and turkey from a stand.
     
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    axtell343 Weekend Warrior

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    you always hear Traditional bow hunters bragging about how they kill deer on the ground every year without any "fancy blinds or treestands." it is definitely more than possible,and under certain conditions can be better.

    but in most cases hunting from a stand is more effective. At the very least you can see your prey better, which means you are going to be offered more shot opportunities and prepare yourself earlier than a guy who is sitting 15 yards off a deer trail. Not to mention the other reasons mentioned above.
     

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