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Old 10-04-2017, 04:24 PM   #1
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How do you guys hang/lean/rest your "loaded" Trad bow when hunting out of a Tent blind?

Or do just nock an arrow when something is coming in.

I have a design in mind and I'm kinda curious if there is something similar in the market. Not looking to make and sell them just looking for a better option/idea than what I am using now.

Here is what I'm thinking of making.

The idea is the upper limb would lean against the top "hook".

The main rod (vertical) would be roughly 3 foot tall and the top horizontal bar would be about a foot long and would resemble the last length of bar on an ez-hanger.

I'm hoping I can find some time to build a few before the season is over, otherwise it will be a springtime project.
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:51 PM   #2
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Most of the time I don't nock an arrow until things start to pick up. When I don't have an arrow nocked I just lean it against the wall, when I do have one nocked it's across my lap.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:21 PM   #3
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Pic is sideways but I drove 1/2" EMT in the ground. Bent the end and wrapped it with tennis racquet handle wrap. Sorry for the side ways pic. It's so hot in this blind I got really frustrated with it.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:06 PM   #4
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That'll work. Can it be moved easily for different people's preferences?
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:42 PM   #5
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Not really unless the grounds soft
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:10 PM   #6
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Most of the time I don't nock an arrow until things start to pick up. When I don't have an arrow nocked I just lean it against the wall, when I do have one nocked it's across my lap.
Same here, don't want anything extra to bump in the blind
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:23 PM   #7
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Bob... I have thought about the same thing... and like where your idea is going. I want something I can lean the bow against as I seem to have issues when they hang on something.

This is what I do... and it can be annoying. Nocked arrow, bow laying across lap.



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Old 10-05-2017, 06:34 AM   #8
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Most of the time I don't nock an arrow until things start to pick up. When I don't have an arrow nocked I just lean it against the wall, when I do have one nocked it's across my lap.

Quote: "Same here, don't want anything extra to bump in the blind"

Exactly what I do, and all my gear in the back pack I place behind my chair still in easy reach, but out of the way.

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Old 10-05-2017, 06:49 AM   #9
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That would be worth a try!
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:18 AM   #10
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Just hang a bungee cord from top pole and hook bow up, we do that with my sons compound bow and it works great.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:34 AM   #11
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I went all out! Had one of those old 1 piece bow holders that you push in the ground, more for compounds than anything, drove a piece of 3/8" rebar in the ground. Then put a piece of 1/2" PVC over it and stuck the bowholder into that. Works like a champ, you can put your bow in the holder or just lean it against. I'll get some pic's this weekend.

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Old 10-05-2017, 10:58 AM   #12
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I went all out! Had one of those old 1 piece bow holders that you push in the ground, more for compounds than anything, drove a piece of 3/8" rebar in the ground. Then put a piece of 1/2" PVC over it and stuck the bowholder into that. Works like a champ, you can put your bow in the holder or just lean it against. I'll get some pic's this weekend.

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Thanks that sounds like a good idea.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:01 AM   #13
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Currently I am using an ez-hanger and I just zip-tie the first part of the arm to the poles.

The problem is it still shakes the blind a little.

I might also try securing a piece of 1X6 or 2x4 to the poles and then screwing the ez-hanger into the wood.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:38 PM   #14
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I sit nocked with bow standing up if super close to target area or if removed and better cover laid across my lap.

A cheap idea: a 3'-4'-5' wrought iron shepherds hook for hanging baskets from a garden center...and done. Not collapsible but lays flat.

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Old 10-05-2017, 04:57 PM   #15
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This is what I am doing currently and have always done. But I'm gonna figure out something better.



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Old 10-05-2017, 07:06 PM   #16
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I sit nocked with bow standing up if super close to target area or if removed and better cover laid across my lap.

A cheap idea: a 3'-4'-5' wrought iron shepherds hook for hanging baskets from a garden center...and done. Not collapsible but lays flat.
That is/was my inspiration for the idea.

I need to see what they cost, I just figured they were more than I could built my design for.

I'll be placing an order, thanks!

https://www.amazon.com/Shepherds-Pre...=shepards+hook

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Old 10-07-2017, 08:19 PM   #17
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Here’s what I have in my ground blind.


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Old 10-07-2017, 08:41 PM   #18
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trotline cord and an "s" hook
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:14 PM   #19
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Here is what I ended up with.

Just one Sheppard hook did not give me enough support for my liking so I had to use 2 per bow holder.

Considering the Sheppards hooks were useless to me if I did not use them for this project, I am happy I made them work.

I am going to use rebar and a welder to make new ones in the future though.

I used pipe clamps to connect the two pieces and used Heat Shrink to cover where the bow rests.
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:02 PM   #20
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Turned out great Bob!
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:05 PM   #21
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That should work well! I knew the McGyver in you would come thru with a good end product!

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