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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Crossbow out of treestand?

Fairly new to crossbow hunting. For those of you that hunt out of treestands. Do you shoot free hand or use some sort of shooting stick on your lap/ platform? Iím mainly talking about loc ons. As ladderstand mainly all have side bars and optional shooting rest.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 03:04 PM
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Put one foot one top of the other to raise either knee up, and rest elbow on knee.
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I never shoot beyond 30 yards. I donít need a rest that close.
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I pretty much prefer to stand and shoot free hand. Since most of my sets are in the timber, I don't like to be sitting with a rest, which limits maneuverability in a dynamic situation. With that said, one must practice offhand to get proficient at it.
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A bipod or rest is more potential noise and hassle IMO. My advice, just practice and then practice some more. I know some hunters think you don't need to practice with a crossbow- well, they are wrong. Do yourself and the deer a favor and just practice- no need for bipod.
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Put one foot one top of the other to raise either knee up, and rest elbow on knee.

^ That's how I do it in an open front stand. Same with a rifle. ^
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I use a primos trigger stick , the mono pod . Cabelas sells a base that attaches to the bottom of the trigger stick which sits nicely on the foot platform of your stand , it is very stable .
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I plan on using my bog pod tripod that I bought for elk hunting last year in my new tower stand, It worked well with my rifle, I am not worried much about noise, the floor is carpeted.
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If i'm in a stand or sitting on the ground I use a knee, I found most of my shots are walking in or standing, I practice those.
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I plan on using my bog pod tripod that I bought for elk hunting last year in my new tower stand, It worked well with my rifle, I am not worried much about noise, the floor is carpeted.
Wipe your feet before going in.
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