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Old 10-07-2019, 06:13 PM   #1
BrandonF
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From a tree stand, what is your preferred method of shooting?

Personally I prefer to be sitting when I shoot.

Maybe itís because I feel safer, a little more steady, or something else, but I prefer to be sitting.

I do practice shooting while sitting, but now as much as I probably should.

What do you do?
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:15 PM   #2
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Sitting. I practice sitting down. I don't have any stand up blinds...they all have seats
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:23 PM   #3
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Sitting. Don't believe I've ever shot a deer standing.

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Old 10-07-2019, 06:25 PM   #4
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Yeah I shoot sitting, practicing and hunting.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:29 PM   #5
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No preference. Just depends on if I am sitting or standing b when they come in or what obstacles or side the shot is on. 90% of my shots are from lock-ons or ladder stands
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:31 PM   #6
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Standing. The shakes from standing cancel out the shakes from deer fever. However I’ve been practicing shooting sitting down
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:32 PM   #7
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Sitting,
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:36 PM   #8
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Every deer I've killed has been while sitting. I'd much prefer to shoot standing though.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:38 PM   #9
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Either or, but I prefer sitting. Standing up with deer within bow range is a task.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:12 PM   #10
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Sitting, but I've killed them either way. I practice sitting and standing shots
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:18 PM   #11
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Either. It all depends on the situation and what needs to be done to get the shot. I practice both.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:19 PM   #12
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Standing, but have probably killed more sitting, I practice both ways.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:22 PM   #13
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I hunt out of a Tree Lounge.

With a bow I usually stand unless a deer sneaks in on me. I'm usually about 25' up. Try to stay below the canopy.

With a gun I lay. I try to get the stand almost parallel to the ground and 50'-60' up.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:24 PM   #14
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Sitting and I practice sitting ....every time.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:24 PM   #15
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Standing. Shooting out of a summit viper.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:36 PM   #16
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Standing 9 times out of 10
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:41 PM   #17
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Sitting!

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Old 10-07-2019, 07:48 PM   #18
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Sitting.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:21 PM   #19
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I do hunt mostly sitting. But need to practice more while sitting. Never really think about it too much.


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Old 10-07-2019, 08:26 PM   #20
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Both.. just depends on the setup
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:29 PM   #21
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Both probably more standing though
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:43 PM   #22
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Either, I try to stand most the time. I can see better without much movement.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:46 PM   #23
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Sitting. Always.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:51 PM   #24
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Sitting, all the time
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:00 PM   #25
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Sit to shoot, stand to pee.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:01 PM   #26
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Standing always, I can move 360 degrees and I can slowly shift my weight to stay comfortable and lean against the tree rather than being a large wart on the trunk.
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