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Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349210
06/12/12 11:18 AM
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For the snow stalkers. Wally World sells great snow camo.... A Travon hoodie with sweat suit bottoms in white. You can sneak up on them in whites, they just look at ya, un-alarmed.



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Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349239
06/12/12 12:34 PM
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The older I get, the less and less and less I get up a tree while I'm gun deer hunting. Bowhunting is an exception obviously. I'm a BIG fan of slipping around on the ground into the wind these days. thumbup


"The only reason I shoot a 3.5" shell for turkeys is because they don't make a 4" one." - t123winters
Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349246
06/12/12 12:57 PM
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i like to ground hunt. killed my first buck (bout a 6 inch wide 6 point) many moons back off the ground. i was sittin under a tree on a loggin road. there was a breeding party goin on in the bottom between me and the next ridge. i could hear lots of chasing and grunting but couldn't see em. i blew a grunt call once and the little buck came in behind me and from opposite direction. shot him at 5 yards. it was great!

still hunting in my club could be a problem cause you don't necessarily know where folks that pinned out after you are. i hold tight for that reason and it's usually up a tree.

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349248
06/12/12 01:07 PM
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I do both. If I want to be fair, I hunt on the ground. It is much more challenging.

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349271
06/12/12 01:48 PM
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Lets see if I can start an argument.

Technically, sitting in a treestand is not hunting. It's ambushing.

transitive verb
1: to station in ambush
2: to attack from an ambush : waylay
intransitive verb
: to lie in wait : lurk


Moving and stalking on the ground is actual hunting.

transitive verb
1a : to pursue for food or in sport <hunt buffalo> b : to manage in the search for game <hunts a pack of dogs>
2a : to pursue with intent to capture <hunted the escapees> b : to search out : seek
3: to drive or chase especially by harrying <members were hunted from their homes J. T. Adams>
4: to traverse in search of prey <hunts the woods>


So, how many people are deer hunters and how many are deer ambushers?

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349275
06/12/12 01:58 PM
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I ground hunt 90% of the time,every big buck I've ever killed has been from the ground,I've just got to where I hate carrying a climber in and out of the woods.

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349286
06/12/12 02:15 PM
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3toe,

I describe my hunting technique as abush-hunting (choose a high-odds location for deer travel and ambush them as they move through on their daily routine), so I have no problem with that title.

Personally, I like the longer visual ranges of being in a treestand, the fact my scent is elavated a bit above the ground, and that I'm slightly above a deer's line-of-sight while in a treestand, hence I cna get away with a little more movement.

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349290
06/12/12 02:32 PM
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I like to ambush them!!!!!!!!

Re: Stump sitter [Re: BSK] #349308
06/12/12 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: BSK
3toe,

I describe my hunting technique as abush-hunting (choose a high-odds location for deer travel and ambush them as they move through on their daily routine), so I have no problem with that title.

Personally, I like the longer visual ranges of being in a treestand, the fact my scent is elavated a bit above the ground, and that I'm slightly above a deer's line-of-sight while in a treestand, hence I cna get away with a little more movement.


Ditto, I'd rather be up a tree, if I know where ones "using", or on a hub when things are rockin' during breeding. I'm OK on the ground slipping and stump sitting, after a rain. I'm way too loud when the leaves are like rice crispys ( snap ,crackle, pop). I love slipping around in the snow with the whites on.

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Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349430
06/12/12 07:38 PM
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Flat terrain I like being out of their line of sight bc I get a.d.d after a couple of hours and get fidgety..... Hilly terrain I will sit in a sack chair in a heartbeat!!! And 3 toe, I listen to c.d.b songs sung by hank Williams Jr on my ipod


Give me bout 15 more minutes, I was dreamin about beavers..........
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Re: Stump sitter [Re: 3toe] #349611
06/12/12 11:48 PM
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Morgan co.
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Originally Posted By: 3toe
Lets see if I can start an argument.

Technically, sitting in a treestand is not hunting. It's ambushing.

transitive verb
1: to station in ambush
2: to attack from an ambush : waylay
intransitive verb
: to lie in wait : lurk


Moving and stalking on the ground is actual hunting.

transitive verb
1a : to pursue for food or in sport <hunt buffalo> b : to manage in the search for game <hunts a pack of dogs>
2a : to pursue with intent to capture <hunted the escapees> b : to search out : seek
3: to drive or chase especially by harrying <members were hunted from their homes J. T. Adams>
4: to traverse in search of prey <hunts the woods>


So, how many people are deer hunters and how many are deer ambushers?


I guess that I pursue,traverse, and search out a tree to ambush deer. Therefore, I am a tree hunter for the intention of being a deer ambusher.

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #349705
06/13/12 09:10 AM
06/13/12 09:10 AM
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Elmore County
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i ground hunt only

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #350127
06/13/12 10:38 PM
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I do both. It just depends on how much time I have and the terrain. I like the stump better, though.

Re: Stump sitter [Re: 3toe] #350137
06/13/12 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: 3toe
Lets see if I can start an argument.

Technically, sitting in a treestand is not hunting. It's ambushing.

transitive verb
1: to station in ambush
2: to attack from an ambush : waylay
intransitive verb
: to lie in wait : lurk


Moving and stalking on the ground is actual hunting.

transitive verb
1a : to pursue for food or in sport <hunt buffalo> b : to manage in the search for game <hunts a pack of dogs>
2a : to pursue with intent to capture <hunted the escapees> b : to search out : seek
3: to drive or chase especially by harrying <members were hunted from their homes J. T. Adams>
4: to traverse in search of prey <hunts the woods>


So, how many people are deer hunters and how many are deer ambushers?


Let me stir the pot a little more.

When the hunting schedule lists "Stalk Hunting Only, No Dogs", is still hunting or hunting from a stand prohibited? grin

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #350138
06/13/12 11:55 PM
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I do both. Obviously I bowhunt out of stands, but I gun hunt just as much off the ground as I do in a tree.


Turkeys be damned.
Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #350620
06/14/12 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: ridgestalker
Haven't know but a couple people that like that hunt like me.Who see's who first is what I like.


I guess you mean when you're slipping around and then walk up on somebody else slipping around or vice versa.

I crawled up on one of your buddies turkey hunting in Little coon last year....Turkey was up on a bench and it was a bluff all around it. Only way to get to him was up a little draw and it was gonna be cutting it REAL close about being too close. I ended up crawling up that little draw on my belly and the turkey was so close by then he was gobbling at me everytime I'd drag myself thru the leaves.......Started looking in front of me for a tree to crawl up to and I kinda see a blob and then pick out the business end of an 1100 pointed at me about 30 yards off......I just gave the guy a thumbs up and laid there flat on my belly for about thirty minutes and listened to that turkey drum. Kept thinking he was gonna shoot, but he told me he never got in shotgun range. He said I looked just like a turkey crawling up that little ditch. I'm glad he figured me out. He apologized and I apologized and we sat there and talked for a while. He told me he hunted with you all the time but I can't remember his name to save my life.

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #350684
06/14/12 10:01 PM
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??? I was actually talking about seeing deer before they see you.I have no idea who that guy at little coon was since I never hunt with anyone. I take my dad when he feels like going but thats it.


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Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #350695
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I don't know I just told him I was from Bridgeport and that's the first thing he said. Sorry to get this thread off topic I was thinking about people slipping around in the woods and it popped into my mind.

Re: Stump sitter [Re: ridgestalker] #350710
06/14/12 11:23 PM
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I have "run into" and killed my best deer from the ground.
Missed some mighty fine deer back in the 90's that way. Just had a streak of bad luck hitting them. THE number one trick is to go SLOW.


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Re: Stump sitter [Re: globe] #350825
06/15/12 09:49 AM
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I've killed some good bucks from the ground. I have a spot where I can sit on a high bluff watching a creek and hardwoods with thick planted pines at the top of the other bluff. They come down through the hardwoods and I can see them for over 400 yards before they reach the creek crossing below my stump. It's a great spot, and I love to sit there.

Being that high up I might as well be in a tree. Killed this one from the ground this past December 31.



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