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Put it high enough above you that it won't collide with your bow when you raise it.
I use the magnum umbrella for bowhunting because it sticks out further and keep you drier even when it's up off you for the bow.
 

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Works great! I usually only put it up when I'm hunting consecutive days (like the next 2 weeks
) It also worked great the day I was hunting and about 300 Starlings decided to perch above me in my tree. I thought it was starting to rain till I finally realized what it was...that could have been messy!
 

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I love mine. The only drawback is when you mount it high enough to give your bow clearance, sometimes your lower legs can still get wet because the thing is so high above you. In a soft, steady, windless rain, it's fantastic.
 

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I like mine and wouldn't go without it but sometimes I wonder if the deer can hear the sound of the rain hitting it. I have never had them actually spook because of it, but they definitely seem uneasy. I haven't had enough experience hunting in the rain to know if its that or just the way deer act in general when its raining.
 

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Mine are the screw in mounts but a few years ago a friend had one that the mount had 2 straps that held it to the tree. The one I have now the end broke off in the tree and is worthless, same thing happened to my friend"s. Agree they work great unless it is real windy.
 

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I keep one attached to my backpack during rifle deer and bear and it has come in handy on many occasions.
As mentioned several times about the screw in bracket, and since I hunt game-land, State park areas a lot it is frowned on to screw into the trees.
What I have done is to cut 9" piece of 2X3 that I already have the bracket screwed into and when I need it I just use a ratchet strap to the tree for the support bracket and the umbrella has 4 ties to secure it around the tree. It is up and ready for business in about a minute.
I have the largest I could find and while you do get some spray its a lot better than hiding under a tree.
Turkey hunting once I even used it as a ground blind just by popping it open and kneeling behind it to call.
As far as hunting gear goes JMO it is worth the less than 1 lb extra weight it adds to a pack.
 

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Birch812 said:
I keep one attached to my backpack during rifle deer and bear and it has come in handy on many occasions.
As mentioned several times about the screw in bracket, and since I hunt game-land, State park areas a lot it is frowned on to screw into the trees.
What I have done is to cut 9" piece of 2X3 that I already have the bracket screwed into and when I need it I just use a ratchet strap to the tree for the support bracket and the umbrella has 4 ties to secure it around the tree. It is up and ready for business in about a minute.
I have the largest I could find and while you do get some spray its a lot better than hiding under a tree.
Turkey hunting once I even used it as a ground blind just by popping it open and kneeling behind it to call.
As far as hunting gear goes JMO it is worth the less than 1 lb extra weight it adds to a pack.
Didn't do the bolded part in PA, I hope. Not legal.

And to stay on topic, the tree umbrella has kept me dry on many occasions. Great invention.
 
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