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  • December 5, 2012 at 12:25 am #542717 Back to Top REPORT
    bonescreek
    bonescreek

    Joined: 11/25/2005
    I always pull out a second arrow from the belt quiver when using the
    the blind on the ground, never in the stand, stays in the quiver attached to the stand.

    I use a quicky quiver with additional mounts, one on a belt and others on
    my ladder and climber stands.

    My setup routine is very much the same as most of you, I would hit a few
    spots with the range finder just after getting everything else squared away.

    This fall about 2 or 3 weeks into the season it crossed my mind that it
    would be easier or rather more comfortable to do the ranging before I
    hauled the bow up. Used to cradle the bow on my knees then worked the
    range finder.

    It went like this… New rubs Oh boy! .. Here’s the ravine he’s running…
    ok, we got a bottle neck right here where hes got to come through.
    This pine will work with the climber and got a cedar next to it for cover.
    Up we go with the climber, (on a pine bark fallin’ like snow) got to about
    14′ and was at the top of the ceder next to it. That’s good, got cover but
    can shot over it.

    Bow is tethered still on the ground, all strapped in, get out the range
    finder, hit a pine at 25yards North and a rock at 30. Cool, turned East
    hit another pine at 20 yards then :shock: Wide racked 8 point at 30.
    Eye to Eye through the range finder, with my bow on the ground like
    soap on a rope. ](*,)

    He turned and walked away, I thought I heard him say something about
    Elmer. :^O

    True storey.

    December 5, 2012 at 12:26 am #542718 Back to Top REPORT
    156py-2
    156p&y

    Joined: 10/3/2006
    All of these are good, but I have one to add….HUNT!!!!

    I see people year after year leave early/arrive late. Now I understand everyone does not have the opportunity to hunt late/early, but do not let things such as weather, hunting pressure, etc. force you out of the woods. No matter what the circumstance your odds increase with time in the tree, and I promise he is not going to run between you and the tv. I have watched deer cover over a mile in less than 15 minutes and that wasn’t running, so you are never more than a couple of minutes from seeing a deer. I have killed several nice bucks just because I was to hard-headed to leave. :thumbup

    December 5, 2012 at 12:36 am #542719 Back to Top REPORT
    bonescreek
    bonescreek

    Joined: 11/25/2005
    Very good advise Danny. :thumbup

    Hunt the lunch hour when you can, most others don’t. [=}=]
    Lawn mowers stop, weed wackers stop, people retreat from
    from the woods. The deer hear and know it too.

    December 5, 2012 at 12:48 am #542720 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

    Age: 61
    Joined: 9/9/2004

    Hunt the lunch hour when you can, most others don’t.[/color] [=}=]
    Lawn mowers stop, weed wackers stop, people retreat from
    from the woods. The deer hear and know it too.[/quote:4t7l8pkr]

    Good advice. Can’t remember how many times I’d be heading in for an afternoon hunt at 1 or 2 in the afternoon, and the deer were already out!

    Also, depending on what you have to walk through to get to your spot, check the soles of your boots for mud. If you’ve picked up mud clean it off. Guaranteed it will dry out while in the stand and fall off in chunks when you have to move your feet! :mad:

    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
    December 5, 2012 at 10:52 am #542721 Back to Top REPORT
    uncle-t
    Uncle T

    Joined: 10/21/2007
    While your still in the scouting mode pre season,
    Take a rake with you and clear a path to and around your stand.
    get one of those wide 36 inch or so rakes…

    you can thank me later !

    T

    December 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm #542722 Back to Top REPORT
    bbeltram
    bbeltram

    Joined: 1/20/2008

    I have two zippered pockets on my Safety Harness. These pockets hold my tree strap. I have learned to always Re-Zip those pockets. Otherwise, they “clink” on the metal of the stand.

    If you hunt alone (as I do often), always let someone know where you will be hunting. I have walked my wife and/or daughters to almost all my stands. I text them where I am hunting. My best friend and cousin also know my hunt spots and I text them my location as well.

    Use a safety harness and be strapped to tree from the moment you climb into stand until you are safely back to the ground. It takes a little longer and is a hassle, but so is having Bertha wipe your butt and feed you through a straw for the rest of your days. :D[/quote:25zjvx71]

    I thought you were gonna say “take a shirt with you in case of trophy shots”… :p[/quote:25zjvx71]

    December 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm #542723 Back to Top REPORT

    mich

    Joined: 12/2/2008

    .”
    When I get to my stand, I hang my pack, hang my bow, strap in, remove nock an arrow and remove a second arrow before hanging my quiver. The second arrow is conveniently placed where if I need to get it quickly and quietly, I can with as little motion as possible. If you needed a second arrow, what sort of procedure would you have to go through to get it?
    Are there any little things that you do that might help someone else out?[/quote:2fryfhz3]

    Removing a second arrow from quiver just doesn’t sound like a good idea to me, I rarely walk to my stand with a nocked arrow, and I think you should strap in before you hang your bow. I’m strapped in before my bow gets pulled up to the stand.

    December 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm #542724 Back to Top REPORT
    bfisherman11
    Bfisherman11

    Age: 54
    Joined: 12/23/2008
    Location: IL
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    If you do any remote hunting, even a fly in. Bring a satellite phone. It can save your life.

    Bill

    December 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm #542725 Back to Top REPORT
    randallb
    randallb

    Joined: 2/12/2008
    I shift my feet and weight on the different corners of the climber or loc-on stand to “bite” it into the tree and get any suprise squeeks or pops out. I learned the hard way you can always have a suprise noise from the stand when shifting around and getting ready for a shot.

    I do this about every 30 minutes and also each time you go from seated to standing as sitting takes the weight off the bottom (in a climber) and applying your standing wieight again can sometimes make a noise.

    This is where Lone Wolf stands shine…. I have never been more confident in shifting my weight-feet on the platform with a deer in sight…

    December 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm #542726 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

    Age: 63
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    You’re right Mich. I got a little out of sequence because I do follow your procedure. You can’t hang your bow or pack until you raise them on the line that they’re fastened to which doesn’t happen until I’m strapped in, which is the first thing that I do. Thanks for raising the point. But I will stick with removing a second arrow. I’ve tried nocking a second arrow both ways and for me to remove one from my quiver just doesn’t cut it.

    .”
    When I get to my stand, I hang my pack, hang my bow, strap in, remove nock an arrow and remove a second arrow before hanging my quiver. The second arrow is conveniently placed where if I need to get it quickly and quietly, I can with as little motion as possible. If you needed a second arrow, what sort of procedure would you have to go through to get it?
    Are there any little things that you do that might help someone else out?[/quote:23y323dx]

    Removing a second arrow from quiver just doesn’t sound like a good idea to me, I rarely walk to my stand with a nocked arrow, and I think you should strap in before you hang your bow. I’m strapped in before my bow gets pulled up to the stand.[/quote:23y323dx]

    December 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm #542727 Back to Top REPORT
    buckchef
    BuckChef

    Joined: 8/14/2004
    Here is a light hearted tip.
    When you wrap up your pull rope/cord, put your fore finger and thumb into the “Shooting Position” (like your pretending your fingers are a gun) And wrap the cord in a figure “8″ around your extended finger and thumb. leave a little left at the end, and wrap it around the middle of the “8″ and I will tell you, your rope will NEVER tangle.
    I always do this and it’s perfect every time. I have a serious hang up about knots being in my pull rope. One of my “things” I guess. :^O
    December 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm #542728 Back to Top REPORT
    hocktl
    hocktl

    Joined: 2/1/2007

    Here is a light hearted tip.
    When you wrap up your pull rope/cord, put your fore finger and thumb into the “Shooting Position” (like your pretending your fingers are a gun) And wrap the cord in a figure “8″ around your extended finger and thumb. leave a little left at the end, and wrap it around the middle of the “8″ and I will tell you, your rope will NEVER tangle.
    I always do this and it’s perfect every time. I have a serious hang up about knots being in my pull rope. One of my “things” I guess. :^O[/quote:r5w0dnqw]

    I have that same “thing”
    Thanks

    December 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm #542729 Back to Top REPORT
    hocktl
    hocktl

    Joined: 2/1/2007
    Always, and I mean always make sure you keep some TP sealed in a ziplock in you pack. :D

    Back when I was in the navy I served with another Chief that used to pack his own Charmin along on deployments. He always said “You only have one ___hole folks, you need to take care of it”. Wise words my friends. :^O :^O

    December 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm #542730 Back to Top REPORT
    kdohio
    kdohio

    Age: 49
    Joined: 12/5/2010
    Location: Ohio
    What a great read, full of great information!

    I agree with the hunt and hunt as hard as you can comment. One minute can change everything. I select several days a year that I will do all day hunts. On those days, I am early and do not leave until after the last minute of legal shooting time has passed.

    Practice provides a very important element to your hunt… Confidence.
    Confidence, belief in your hunting abilities, a belief in yourself and your equipment = success

    Remember Luck is when preparation, practice and proper planning meets opportunity.

    Z-7 65# 30"
    December 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm #542731 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 70
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    Treestand Tip:
    - It is possible to come down a lot faster than you went up. Checking for bent bolts, stripped bolt threads, cracked welds, worn or rotted stitching or webbing straps, is much more conducive to a long and healthy life than after being released from a hospital … or morgue. A safety harness is just a backup device, it doesn’t substitute for common sense.

    - Line the platform with non-skid strips available from local hardware store. A wet platform and muddy boots almost guarantees poor footing, especially at the critical moment, and a slip and fall.

    Ground blind tip:
    - If you are looking where you expect your shot opportunity and the wind is not in your face … MOVE.[/b:3kemt7gu] No matter how concealed and scent-free you think you are, being upwind of your game just about guarantees you aren’t going to get a good shot. Hunt the Wind … only use Scent blocker technology, cover scents, etc. to give that extra, tiny bit of advantage. [=}=]

    Hunting gear tip:
    - Go over your treestand, ground blind, bow, clothing,etc. with a black light. Ungulates (Deer, Elk, Moose) see in the UV spectrum. Use UV-Killer where needed.
    https://www.blacklight.com/items/chnvf4

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