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Old 12-31-2019, 08:52 AM   #1
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Not talking ground blinds, talking going out & find a yopon bush or fallen tree & set up?? Ive done this the last few times Ive hunted & find it more enjoyable. Current spot this morning

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Old 12-31-2019, 08:55 AM   #2
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Not many people do anymore. But I spend about half my time in a ghillie suit on the ground
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:58 AM   #3
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Ive done it several times this season and find it more enjoyable too, but way less successful.


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Old 12-31-2019, 09:02 AM   #4
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I do occasionally. I love it.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:11 AM   #5
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I've done it several times. Find a giant cedar, cut a path in from the back. Natural blind. Works great.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:34 AM   #6
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Not many people do anymore. But I spend about half my time in a ghillie suit on the ground
Yessir. Im with the OP, anytime I can get in with less gear Im all for it! Obviously not all areas are conducive to that, but its definitely a favorite of mine.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:34 AM   #7
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My son and I hunt from ground blinds.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:34 AM   #8
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I’ve done this several times this year with varying levels of success.

I had a draw on a nice buck but one of his does came in on my side and blew the alarm.

Hard to find the perfect spot.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:35 AM   #9
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I do when I use Trad gear.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:37 AM   #10
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Not as much anymore.....hehehe
However, I wish I had a buck for every hour buried up in a blow down, bushes, even laying in a hole.....hehehe
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:39 AM   #11
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I hunt on the ground almost 100% of the time now.....mainly do the still hunt method. I've killed two bucks this year and missed another from ground level.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:22 AM   #12
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All the time up here, no blinds in the NF for us. Many say camo is not necessary but it helps me to disappear in the trees.In these pics I merely stepped back into a little group of trees to disappear. Had elk close but no shots that day.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:35 AM   #13
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I do with trad gear, but wouldn't be opposed to climbing for some spots. Rifle, I'm elevated. Just safer
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:38 AM   #14
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I prefer the ground over all else.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:42 AM   #15
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I hunted from the ground until I got my saddle, there is NOTHING like being at eye level from an animal and not having to carry a ton of gear around.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:50 AM   #16
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I like hunting this way, Feels more like a challenge. Hear a lot of people talking about deer not coming to corn, it’s time to get in the deer’s bedroom. Nothing like it, especially when they are moving late.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:53 AM   #17
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I do several times a season but prefer some topographical uplift to get me above the critters sight line.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:53 AM   #18
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I hunt the ground as well, there is just something about it that nothing compares to it.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:55 AM   #19
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I enjoy it. The closest I've gotten to deer has been on the ground, also get caught more that way though.
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:01 PM   #20
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I have and still do occasionally, but age is making that harder to do,,, but it is a real thrill being on the ground with them
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:05 PM   #21
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Always on the ground or in a short homemade quad-pod. Too old and fat to climbs trees anymore and I like to be comfortable....plus if I fall asleep, I can only fall out of my chair to the carpet.
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:09 PM   #22
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50/50 for me. Mainly hunt public land and enjoy hunting different spots. Most don’t allow hang on stands though.
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:11 PM   #23
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At 69 I quit climbing and gave my climbing stand to my son. If not in a blind I hunt for the ground. It's how I started and it's still the best. Never thought of using a big cedar. That's a great idea. It's always easy to find a spot or brush one in. Being quiet, still and unscented in the hard part.
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:18 PM   #24
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About the only way I do it, find a good tree/brush to break up your outline and sit down. Can be the most exciting imo, when a deer or two walk by at 10 yards or less with no idea you’re there.
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:22 PM   #25
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I do several times a season but prefer some topographical uplift to get me above the critters sight line.
Thems big words... you use your mouth real purty...
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:30 PM   #26
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Yes, about 90% of the time. If the woods are wet, snow or foggy Ill be still hunting


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Old 12-31-2019, 02:29 PM   #27
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Usually I sit in a bow blind (redneck soft side) but yesterday I got down with the pigs on the ground and that is by far more enjoyable than any other hunting I do. This is spot and stalk and not exactly what your talking about but very similar. I was close to a very large boar but he saw me draw and then later close to a group of sows and shoats but it got too dark to get a shot. It is very exciting.
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Old 12-31-2019, 02:32 PM   #28
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See that clump of grass across the water from your other spot? That's me. saw you come in.
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:36 AM   #29
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I shot my biggest and only buck (20yds) sitting next to an old oak tree with some brush around me. Deer never knew I was there.
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:48 AM   #30
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On our 2500 acres there might be 50 trees big enough to climb into. I would have to go look for them though and make sure they are not rotted out. All our bow hunting is done from the ground. We have tower blinds from 5 to 12 foot to gun hunt out of.
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Old 01-01-2020, 01:53 AM   #31
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I did a few weeks ago.The blind I was told to hunt was full of yellow jackets! Went about 50 yards,and sat on the edge of a wheatfield.I used to hunt big wheatfields on the ground quite a bit.

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Old 01-01-2020, 02:00 AM   #32
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I did a few times this year... the first time I saw the buck I killed in person during the season was after I got out of my blind and went and sat under a tree... he came through at 50 yards and I couldnt get a shot (nor would I that far) but it gave me some ideas for the next hunts...
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:03 AM   #33
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Have not hunted this season but when I do, I hunt on the ground. Very enjoyable time in gods wonderful creation.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:30 AM   #34
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The first year I deer hunted, I climbed up in my ladder stand and sat for about 30 minutes before my stomach had other plans. Got down and walked down to a creek bank and sat on the edge in some bushes. Had a hot doe run along the creek with a truckload of bucks following her. I didn't shoot a single one, but they all passed less than 10 yards in front of me. I probably wouldn't have been able to draw back a bow without being busted. I haven't tried it since.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:43 AM   #35
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I couldn't find you in that 2nd pic until I saw your bow and quiver.
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:52 AM   #36
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98% ground hunter here...
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Old 01-01-2020, 02:59 AM   #37
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Yes, when I am not seeing deer, I will stillhunt and post up on the ground. May do an all day trek.
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:45 AM   #38
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I occasionally hunt from the round. I killed my Maine black bear from the ground last season. It's intense to have a bear at 10 yards with nothing between you but a few tree branches.
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