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Old 11-26-2017, 12:40 PM   #1
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Just got a 12í tripod, Iíve never hunted out of one usually I hunt in a tree stand or a pop up. My place is covered in mesquite about 12í-14í tall. Question for you guys is do yíall brush in your tripods or just tuck them tight against a tree? Iíve been hunting out of it for 2 weeks and havenít been busted but I feel that Iím not in enough coverage to make a shot. Any ideas or suggestions? Feel free to post pics of your setups.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:41 PM   #2
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Sorry the pic is sideways, not sure how to fix it.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:45 PM   #3
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I usually put some military style camo netting behind mine and part way to the sides. Don't have a handy pic, but it isn't hard to do if you have something to tie it to. In windy country, tie it well, or it won't last.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:51 PM   #4
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It really depends on your deer, some places they almost never look up and others they almost always look up in tree's for danger. When I'm hunting places that I'm not sure or know the deer look up, I tuck them in the thickest cover I can find and I usually have to take off the braces to the legs or even the leg itself so I can get it in the cover good and then put them back on. I always try to find a spot that has really good cover behind me because if I put it in a spot like yours is in, I would get busted all the time. The more cover you have right behind you, the harder it is for the deer to pick you off. Also having big branches next to you also helps brake up your outline.

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Old 11-26-2017, 12:52 PM   #5
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We usually place ours directly in front of a large tree to break up your outline.


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Old 11-26-2017, 01:16 PM   #6
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This is a “deer’s eye view” of a 12’ tripod I recently set up. I took the picture while standing in the spot I plan to toss hand corn - 15 yards away. After looking at this pic I went back and added netting behind it to reduce my silhouette. Those are all live oaks which makes a big difference this time of year




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Old 11-26-2017, 01:28 PM   #7
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:32 PM   #8
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I know it's basically impossible to see my tripod in this pic but red X marks the hole I shoot through from the tripod. To set up this tripod, I had to take the legs off first and put the seat portion up in first, then I fed the legs through the branches to the seat and then put the braces back on the legs. The deer never even look my way at this spot. The water you see is not normally there but the picture was taken as the river was starting to flood.
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:34 PM   #9
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Thanks for posting OP! I just bought this one from Academy ($89). There are a couple of oak canopy's I can tuck this under. Deer are pegging me in the blind to quick.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/big...dCatid=3719629
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:51 PM   #10
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Awesome thanks guys! Definitely need to step my game up lol. NP .270 that the same one I have. I do have some more of the camo netting. I’ll try to get out there this week and put some up in the surrounding trees. I really wish I had some oaks to hang a lock on in.
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:53 PM   #11
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Awesome thanks guys! Definitely need to step my game up lol. NP .270 that the same one I have. I do have some more of the camo netting. Iíll try to get out there this week and put some up in the surrounding trees. I really wish I had some oaks to hang a lock on in.
How safe is the seating platform to move in and out of?
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:54 PM   #12
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:02 PM   #13
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How safe is the seating platform to move in and out of?
I feel like itís safe, Iíve hunted out of tree stands that made me feel a lot more uncomfortable. The seat itself is surprisingly comfortable to.
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:04 PM   #14
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I have the same tripod too, but the seat and backrest material rotted away after the first year. I replaced them with plywood and use a 1" foam cushion and it works great. I also cut off the rifle ledge in front of the seat.
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Old 11-26-2017, 02:07 PM   #15
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I know it's basically impossible to see my tripod in this pic but red X marks the hole I shoot through from the tripod. To set up this tripod, I had to take the legs off first and put the seat portion up in first, then I fed the legs through the branches to the seat and then put the braces back on the legs. The deer never even look my way at this spot. The water you see is not normally there but the picture was taken as the river was starting to flood.
Children, observe a correct tri-pod setup...just sayin
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:55 PM   #16
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Children, observe a correct tri-pod setup...just sayin
That may be one of the best I've seen. You could do jumping jacks in that set up and never get picked.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:36 PM   #17
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It's the way they all should be. You shouldn't add material to hide but remove material to be able to shoot.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:41 PM   #18
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It's the way they all should be. You shouldn't add material to hide but remove material to be able to shoot.


This! I look for the thickest crap to shove the tripod into. Then cut shooting lanes. If I have to, Iíll put the tripod behind a tree (so I have something to draw behind), then cover my backside with something to break silhouette.
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:14 PM   #19
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I use hand clippers to prune a little at a time. Doesnít take much.
I like cover in front and behind me.
My two best setups were/are:
6 foot tripod in a giant oak with low hanging branches.
14 foot tripod in a clump of 14-16 foot tall cedars.


You can use rope to pull branches out of the way or pull in for more Cover.
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:34 PM   #20
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I shove my tri pod into the thick stuff and use the extendable pruner poles to trim out shooting holes.
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