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Old 10-10-2019, 07:33 AM   #1
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Leave week after next for a whitetail hunt in Ohio. The outfitter is telling me to be prepared to sit from sun up to sundown mostly in a ground blinds. What are some of ya'lls ideas to pass the time?
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:38 AM   #2
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Take a good book. I've killed a stack of deer when they slipped in on me reading.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:38 AM   #3
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Few of them power storing things to charge your phone up with. Good luck!!
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:39 AM   #4
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good battery pack to recharge the phone
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:41 AM   #5
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Book/tablet to read (pre downloaded books just in case no signal) and portable power to recharge. Drinks, easy quiet snacks and or lunch.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:42 AM   #6
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Book(s) and phone loaded with podcasts
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:43 AM   #7
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Sleeping bag Beer and snacks.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:59 AM   #8
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Those of you reading, do you not fear missing a buck slipping through? Mature bucks on our place are like ghosts and can pass through and be missed if not constantly scanning.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:02 AM   #9
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Might want to take something warm and cuddly. Just be careful with the giggles.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:08 AM   #10
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Those of you reading, do you not fear missing a buck slipping through? Mature bucks on our place are like ghosts and can pass through and be missed if not constantly scanning.
Guess I do just fear boredom more. All day sits are almost impossible to stay focused better to have something to keep you occupied and still
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:12 AM   #11
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Those of you reading, do you not fear missing a buck slipping through? Mature bucks on our place are like ghosts and can pass through and be missed if not constantly scanning.
I read quite a bit when hunting. When I was a teenager I was hunting a classic East Texas box blind on a long road. I look up from Where the Red Fern Grows and see what would be the biggest deer I saw that year take two more steps across the road and get to the brush. I probably wouldn't have had time to shoot him even if I was looking that direction but I didn't pick my book up again that day.

When bowhunting I usually hear a deer before I ever see it.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:18 AM   #12
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I am a fan of podcasts, especially ones that get me thinking or keep me engaged. I leave one ear bud out and keep volume low so i can still hear twigs breaking, and generally stay more alert.

What part of Ohio, i'm currently living up here for work and am staying at an Outfitters land in my camper. Working on a deal to do some cull hunting for him if i can get the time off.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:19 AM   #13
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It has to be a spot you have confidence in, and you have to be comfortable. If not both of these, it will be a miserable day. I do it quite often in Kansas.

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Old 10-10-2019, 08:19 AM   #14
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I stay put all day a lot of my hunts and carry the following.....I carry a lot of crap... Something on this list will hopefully help you.

Besides the obvious.... Sharp knife, flashlight, range finder, binoculars, camo face mask, etc

- large backpack

- Phone with battery pack/packs

- Food.... Couple of sandwiches/peanut butter crackers/energy bars, etc

- H20/Caffeine drinks (hard to stay awake at times)

- Chew

- wire ties to add brush to stand

- black duct tape/electric tape

- Dollar store trash bags, toilet paper, empty big Gatorade bottles.... for obvious reasons.... Use to get out to go, but, it's cost me on more than one occasion

- extra clothing... Always put on or remove, but, can't if in the truck or at camp

- hand and feet warmers

- extra socks/gloves

- "toboggan" skull cap/full head insulated cover.. If it's cold this is worth it's weight in gold.

- skunk scent/odor control spray

- thermal scope that I use as binoculars before daylight and at dusk

- extra pair of glasses in case mine break or lost.... It's happened to me

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Old 10-10-2019, 08:20 AM   #15
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My bowls and bladder aint going to allow that lol
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:25 AM   #16
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I am a fan of podcasts, especially ones that get me thinking or keep me engaged. I leave one ear bud out and keep volume low so i can still hear twigs breaking, and generally stay more alert.

What part of Ohio, i'm currently living up here for work and am staying at an Outfitters land in my camper. Working on a deal to do some cull hunting for him if i can get the time off.
Closest town is Hinkley.

These are great ideas keep them coming!!
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:29 AM   #17
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Tag out early on the first day
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:37 AM   #18
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Good luck on your hunt.. I have a hard time sitting still for 3 or 4 hours.. I doubt I could sit all day..
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:40 AM   #19
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Good luck on your hunt.. I have a hard time sitting still for 3 or 4 hours.. I doubt I could sit all day..
Bear hunting in Canada has been my longest sits. 14 hours a day on a lock on stand for 7 days. Got a nice bear but it was an #asswhip
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:37 AM   #20
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Don't forget an empty Gatorade bottle,
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:44 AM   #21
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Few of them power storing things to charge your phone up with. Good luck!!
x2. just don't be looking down at your phone when that bruiser walks out!
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:52 AM   #22
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I always plan on sitting in all day but then they tell me lunch is ready so then I head to camp lol
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:55 AM   #23
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I keep an MRE in my pack when doing an all day sit. Compact, plenty of calories, easy to manage.


Just wizz off the stand, and take some tail tape. Not too hard to dig a hole and bury your waste, plus you can stretch the legs.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:56 AM   #24
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Hopefully you will have phone/internet service. Where we live in SE Iowa if you don't have US Cellular you don't have phone or internet. I have a cell booster in my house and guests with ATT, Verizon, etc have service in the house but not outside.

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Old 10-10-2019, 10:27 AM   #25
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:36 AM   #26
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I stay put all day a lot of my hunts and carry the following.....I carry a lot of crap... Something on this list will hopefully help you.

Besides the obvious.... Sharp knife, flashlight, range finder, binoculars, camo face mask, etc

- large backpack

- Phone with battery pack/packs

- Food.... Couple of sandwiches/peanut butter crackers/energy bars, etc

- H20/Caffeine drinks (hard to stay awake at times)

- Chew

- wire ties to add brush to stand

- black duct tape/electric tape

- Dollar store trash bags, toilet paper, empty big Gatorade bottles.... for obvious reasons.... Use to get out to go, but, it's cost me on more than one occasion

- extra clothing... Always put on or remove, but, can't if in the truck or at camp

- hand and feet warmers

- extra socks/gloves

- "toboggan" skull cap/full head insulated cover.. If it's cold this is worth it's weight in gold.

- skunk scent/odor control spray

- thermal scope that I use as binoculars before daylight and at dusk

- extra pair of glasses in case mine break or lost.... It's happened to me
Essentially this list and what ever else will keep you comfortable.

I like to have a pad for my seat for an all day sit.

If you're not comfortable, you'll be fidgety and likely not stay out there all day.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:05 AM   #27
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Being a tall man sitting in a ground blind all day wouldnt be an option unless its tall enough to stand and stretch legs and back
I've sat many days in a climber with no problems. Sleeping was my saving grace just make sure you're strapped in good. Best of luck to you.
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:52 PM   #28
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Ok got 3 battery packs for charging phone, got books on tape, got some pod cast, got some books to read and if I have service I have Netflix, youtube tv and Amazon prime. Have empty jug for taking a leak.
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:08 PM   #29
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I did 9 all day sits in a row one yr. It was grueling. Passed several 140-150 class bucks waiting on that 180 class I saw the first evening. as mentioned above books were key for me and snacks. Don't forget to get up and stretch. I lost 15lbs during that time
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:11 PM   #30
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Ok got 3 battery packs for charging phone, got books on tape, got some pod cast, got some books to read and if I have service I have Netflix, youtube tv and Amazon prime. Have empty jug for taking a leak.


Why?
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:27 PM   #31
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I can tell you why I pee in bottles....

Kroll's research showed that human urine didn't affect deer at all, and it actually could attract them if you pee'd in a scrape. (Both have proven true the best I can tell) However, on two occasions pissing out the back door of a ground blind and getting out to pee cost me shots at the buck I was sitting in the stand all day in pursuit of.... Sometimes i prepare and pursue for over two hundred hours + and you'll get 5 to 15 seconds to set up and get him.... I'm not blowing the opp by taking my eyes off the target zone any longer than I have to....

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Old 10-11-2019, 03:37 PM   #32
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I let it hang out one of the windows and give er hell to make sure I don't get the side full of ****. I've been busted by deer with my willy out too@!
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:40 PM   #33
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5 gal bucket with trash bag, toilet paper, bottles for pee!
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:47 PM   #34
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I let it hang out one of the windows and give er hell to make sure I don't get the side full of ****. I've been busted by deer with my willy out too@!
Hehehe..... Been "there"....😉👍🏼
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:41 PM   #35
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Y'all crack me up. It's a deer hunt I guess to each his own. 5 gallon bucket for crap is a little extreme to me but if you're going to the extreme of having a toilet in your stand why not just **** in the bucket too. Guess you'd have to hunt in a box blind or popup for your portable toilet.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:46 PM   #36
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I can tell you why I pee in bottles....

Kroll's research showed that human urine didn't affect deer at all, and it actually could attract them if you pee'd in a scrape. (Both have proven true the best I can tell) However, on two occasions pissing out the back door of a ground blind and getting out to pee cost me shots at the buck I was sitting in the stand all day in pursuit of.... Sometimes i prepare and pursue for over two hundred hours + and you'll get 5 to 15 seconds to set up and get him.... I'm not blowing the opp by taking my eyes off the target zone any longer than I have to....
Thatís how I them to come out. I fully believe the deer wait patiently for me to take a leak, as soon as get a good stream going, here they come.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:53 PM   #37
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Y'all crack me up. It's a deer hunt I guess to each his own. 5 gallon bucket for crap is a little extreme to me but if you're going to the extreme of having a toilet in your stand why not just **** in the bucket too. Guess you'd have to hunt in a box blind or popup for your portable toilet.
Not necessary.... That's why ya got the cheap trash bags....😉

It's all a matter of perspective....how serious a person is.... Different strokes
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:56 PM   #38
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It wouldn’t do me any good to hunt all day. I like a mid day nap. Lol
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:05 PM   #39
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Just download what you want to watch on Netflix or Prime and you don't need service.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:10 PM   #40
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Good thick pa to sit on. I've killed/seen as many deer mid-day, as morning and evening. Sit all day if you can.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:11 PM   #41
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The correct answer has been given on this thread
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:12 PM   #42
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