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about that time

getting so season isnt too far away,
figured id start a thread to see if we can get some more conversation started in the xbow forum

what is everyones favorite method to use while xbow hunting. ladder,climber,hangon,blind or ground/still hunting?

I personally perfer to hunt out of my climber for most of the time with some still hunting also.

lots of buck around this year, hope to see this guy but will be happy with one of the other bucks that are more patternable.


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I prefer ladderstands and blinds. Right now I have 4 ladderstands out and 2 blinds. I have one more blind that I will wait until closer to season to see where I want it.

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Ladder stands for sure, double ones....i love them, comfortable, roomy, can sit in them all day long.

Only downside is they are hard to move...so I got 8 in the last few years, might get more this year, but kind of gut hot my hunting budget with the camp/shed.

Also i designed a roof I am going to try this year for them, going to put them in the DIY forum once i make them..which i guess will be soon..,,cost about $22 each to make. But alot more sturdy then those umbrella types (can hold snow) and can stay up 365...




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Re: about that time

Mostly portable stands for me with a few permanent ones scattered about. I have my early season stand set and ready to go. Only three weeks until doe opens in the SRA. Been getting several family groups of doe on my camera.

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Can I mail in for 2B tags and get them in time?If not I can have a freind pick them up downtown.

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Ladder stands for sure, double ones....i love them, comfortable, roomy, can sit in them all day long.

Only downside is they are hard to move...so I got 8 in the last few years, might get more this year, but kind of gut hot my hunting budget with the camp/shed.

Also i designed a roof I am going to try this year for them, going to put them in the DIY forum once i make them..which i guess will be soon..,,cost about $22 each to make. But alot more sturdy then those umbrella types (can hold snow) and can stay up 365...
Can't wait to see the DIY roofs. I have been wanting to do that and that sems like a good price to make your own.

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Just treated 2x4 ripped to 2x2, and PVC roofing from Lowes (light, tan color, and lasts forever). And a little spray paint if desired.

Since I own the trees and they ain't good timber trees, I likely will screw the framing right into them, but i guess a rachet strap would work too...now i gave way all the highlights..LOL..be a couple week on those i would think.




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That gives me an idea. I have some pieces of steel metal roofing that I might be able to do something with. I also have some pieces of 2x4 as well. I might have enough stuff out in the building to make a couple. Thanks RB! One thing I love about this site. You get some great ideas!!!

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that roof sounds like a good idea, the all you would need is some camo burlap or netting for sides and a front and it would be the perfect tree blind.
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I'm a little behind. Me and hunting partner are taking stands to our area tomorrow, will be hanging them in the next week or so.

I have taken a few walks trying to identify where the acorns are most plentiful. I already know the bedding areas, and many travel routes, so hanging the stands is relatively easy.

On a walk 2 days ago, I eased right up ona group of 7. It was at 9AM and they were feeding toward one of the bedding areas. Got a good look at 5, saw one non-shooter buck, and 4 doe. Didin't get a look at two of the deer but both were large bodied and darker than the 4 doe. I suspect they were also bucks.

This is my first year back into archery in 10+ years. I'm actually excited this year. Been shooting the new xbow 3-4 times a week and I'm pretty confident with it.

It's gonna be a great season!
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