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Old 05-08-2022, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default Bow set ups, how close?

Did a small search, but I got lazy so I figured Iíd start a new post. I am curious at how far your bow stand s from the feeder? Please note if itís ground blind, elevated blind or a ladder/tree stand. We are putting 2 new set ups together and we have plenty of options for tree stands. I would like 1-2 tree stands and one ground blind at each set up. I am curious what is too close? Iím leaning towards 20-28 yards per set up.
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Old 05-08-2022, 08:34 AM   #2
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We’ve gone to 25 yards on most ladder / hang on spots. Shots aren’t any harder and that extra few yards makes a difference in terms of how wary the deer get (for me at least). Have some popup blinds that are 20, we have elevated all our popup blinds on 4 ft platforms
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Old 05-08-2022, 08:47 AM   #3
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Two ground blinds, mine and my wife’s. Hers is 13 yards away, mine is 16.

Both are ASF EZ feeders so the corn is spread around pretty good. Neither deer nor hogs pay much attention to either blind. I had a young buck walk into the area within 5 yards of mine last year, gave me a quick glance and never looked again. I watched him and a good but also young buck for about 30 minutes that morning.
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Old 05-08-2022, 08:49 AM   #4
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17-18 yards....ground....and more recently elevated.

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Old 05-08-2022, 09:06 AM   #5
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If from a lean to/tripod/ ground blind where Iím more visible my sweet spot is 35-40 yardsÖ. Krivoman or pop up 20-30 yards(closer to 30) I like the little extra freedom


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Old 05-08-2022, 09:23 AM   #6
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18 yds is perfect for me ground level box blind.


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Old 05-08-2022, 09:26 AM   #7
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17. Krivo about 2’ up. Less chances for me to screw up the shot. Pig spot is a popup at 20-21
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:27 AM   #8
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Twenty yards never worked for us as the deer were uncomfortable at that range. Now most are 30-45 yards and they don't mind coming into the hand corn at 20. We use a combo of popups, tripods, and tree stands.
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:38 AM   #9
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I shoot mostly traditional with no sights. At all of my setups, the feeder is 13yds from where I sis in my blind. I have been dabbling with a compound some lately, and I still like em real close.

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Old 05-08-2022, 09:43 AM   #10
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20 yards from the tree stand
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:48 AM   #11
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For me, as high up as the tree allows, and 20 yards to the front of the feeder. I want the shot in between me and the feeder to match my 20 pin. I have 30 yard cairns set up also, so I know the range.
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:52 AM   #12
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My setups are 10-13 yards, I use Trad bow also.
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Old 05-08-2022, 10:08 AM   #13
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30-40 yards. Plus some hand corn at 20 ish yards. Ground blind.
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Old 05-08-2022, 10:12 AM   #14
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30-40 yards. Plus some hand corn at 20 ish yards. Ground blind.
This.
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Old 05-08-2022, 10:24 AM   #15
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At my only set up where I can shoot into the pen the feeder is at 18 yards and I hand corn at 12. (Im a trad shooter) wind conditions have to be perfect. My blinds on the ground are on trails leading to the feeder




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Old 05-08-2022, 11:23 AM   #16
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Agree with above, feeder at 30-35 with hand corn at 20-25. Deer are less jumpy at the feeder but will still work to the hand corn for an easier shot.
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Old 05-08-2022, 11:28 AM   #17
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Generally 20 yards for all my set ups, I like em close. I want them standing at the end of my arrow when I release it.
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Old 05-08-2022, 11:34 AM   #18
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My two bow blinds are like 17 yards away from my stand and fill corn feeders. My timed protein are a little farther at 32 yards and I forget exactly on the other but Iím thinking around 40 away from my bow blinds.

My potbelly bow blind is elevated at 5 ft and my Krivoblind is on a short platform on 15Ē legs.
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Old 05-08-2022, 11:43 AM   #19
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A water trough near your feeder 20-30 yards away provides an additional permanent second attractant. Draw when the deer drops his head to drink. During high heat and drought, hunt midday as well if you don't mind sweating.
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Old 05-08-2022, 12:12 PM   #20
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Most of my setups are 17-22 yards away. Most of the deer I kill are under 20 yards.
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Old 05-08-2022, 12:15 PM   #21
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25-30
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Old 05-08-2022, 12:22 PM   #22
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I set mine at 23 yards because that is the shot and distance I can practice at in my back yard
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Old 05-08-2022, 01:53 PM   #23
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I set mine up about 20 yards from the stands. Pop ups tree stands and tripods. On my lease the bigger bucks won't come between the stand and the feeder . If I put the feeders farther than 20, it makes for a long shot on the bucks..
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Old 05-08-2022, 02:47 PM   #24
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14 yards.
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Old 05-08-2022, 03:06 PM   #25
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We donít run feeders, we hand corn & ours shots are between 18 & 45yrds.


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Old 05-08-2022, 03:54 PM   #26
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We've always set ours at 20 yards regardless if using a tripod or ground blind.
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:03 PM   #27
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I shoot from a tripod and set up my feeder at approximately 20 yards. I practice at almost exclusively 20 yards and take shots at deer with a couple of yards (either side) of my feeder.
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:07 PM   #28
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Mostly tripod sets. Tripods are 6 to 14 ft tall.
Feeder, hand corn or trail are less than 20 yards away.
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Old 05-08-2022, 04:36 PM   #29
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19-23 yards whether lock-on, ladder or ground blind. I put my stands at the height with the best cover between me and the deer. I have several that are 12-14 feet up with good cover.
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Old 05-08-2022, 07:08 PM   #30
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I use a ladder stand nowadays. Itís up 15í and itís a 25 yard shot to the tree I have a feeder hanging on.


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Old 05-08-2022, 08:10 PM   #31
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ladder stand and the feeder set up is 22.
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Old 05-08-2022, 08:13 PM   #32
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My tripods are within 100 yards of the feeders. One I can hand corn from 5-20 yards. The other I have a small window and maybe an 8 yard shot at max.
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Old 05-08-2022, 08:32 PM   #33
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Good info, thanks everyone!
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:02 PM   #34
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18-20 to edge of the pen. Get em in close. Hand corn. Kill ‘em
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Old 05-08-2022, 09:05 PM   #35
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22 yds F j b
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Old 05-08-2022, 10:41 PM   #36
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I shoot mostly traditional with no sights. At all of my setups, the feeder is 13yds from where I sis in my blind. I have been dabbling with a compound some lately, and I still like em real close.

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Thatís the name of the game right there. Get them as close as possible and execute a well placed shot.


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Old 05-09-2022, 07:46 AM   #37
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I try to set up around 20 yards. Most of the time I feel like I am too close.
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Old 05-09-2022, 07:48 AM   #38
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My feeders are roughly 15-20 yards from the blinds. Couple other spots are on trails with hand corn. Those are about 10-15 yards with the longest shot being 20. I like them close.
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Old 05-09-2022, 07:52 AM   #39
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15-18yds and at least 20ft up.


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Old 05-09-2022, 08:58 AM   #40
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19-21 to the bottom of the corn feeder is what I go for with all setups. Seen people be successful at less and extremely unsuccessful at way more. Depends on the hunter and their knowledge more than anything. Know how the spot hunts in all conditions and when to make/not make your move.
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Old 05-09-2022, 02:06 PM   #41
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I really like about 20, which means far side of feeder ends up being 25-30, near side, 16-18. I feel it helps a bit if you have to play side winds and with noise.
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Old 05-09-2022, 02:24 PM   #42
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Closest I have is 12 yards when you factor in angle. That is not easy but it is one of my favorite stands. Average distance to feeders is a little over 20.
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Old 05-09-2022, 02:36 PM   #43
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I tend to set up 35-50 yards off the feeder, then hand corn them in to 10 yards, shooting trad equipment.
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