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Old 10-30-2018, 01:51 PM   #51
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Some hunter skirt that 72hr rule, they think that if they hid stand further in no one will know. I have two lightweight stands I use. Good day pack with essentials, water, light, knifes,water...gps. it may sound much, but for this Marine its not. I have found getting further in away from crowds I see more deer (I also use mountain bike if trail allows). Good luck and be safe with gun season coming up. I hunt publiclands, as I'm tired of all the lease politics..... and they gotten way expensive for the short time you able to actually use them (south Texas are driving).Name:  Arkansas Deer 135 lbs 11.8-9.2008006.jpeg
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:31 PM   #52
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If you're going to pack your stand in, upgrade your straps and add a belt. Back when I was climbing, I hauled 55 lbs 7 miles from an elevation of 7,500 ft to 11,000. I was tired but my shoulders and back still were in good shape. I hauled my stand, sticks and pack, all total less than my old training weight of 23 lbs about 3/4 of a mile using the straps that came with the stand and my shoulders were killing me. Good straps and a belt make all the difference.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:32 PM   #53
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Some hunter skirt that 72hr rule, they think that if they hid stand further in no one will know. I have two lightweight stands I use. Good day pack with essentials, water, light, knifes,water...gps. it may sound much, but for this Marine its not. I have found getting further in away from crowds I see more deer (I also use mountain bike if trail allows). Good luck and be safe with gun season coming up. I hunt publiclands, as I'm tired of all the lease politics..... and they gotten way expensive for the short time you able to actually use them (south Texas are driving).Attachment 931245

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Nice buck! Thanks for your service.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:10 PM   #54
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So some hike in to public to get away from the crowds and bring corn too. Interesting way to work out but if it gets your heart rate up go for it.

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Old 10-30-2018, 05:20 PM   #55
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Some hunter skirt that 72hr rule, they think that if they hid stand further in no one will know. I have two lightweight stands I use. Good day pack with essentials, water, light, knifes,water...gps. it may sound much, but for this Marine its not. I have found getting further in away from crowds I see more deer (I also use mountain bike if trail allows). Good luck and be safe with gun season coming up. I hunt publiclands, as I'm tired of all the lease politics..... and they gotten way expensive for the short time you able to actually use them (south Texas are driving).Attachment 931245

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Arenít you the guy that killed the big 10 in the Sam last year?


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Old 10-30-2018, 10:44 PM   #56
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Arenít you the guy that killed the big 10 in the Sam last year?


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Yeah, this year doing lots out state hunts (rains hampering things here). Do have cameras out in sam where I took buck-gettimg good movements but at nights. They hitting acorns though so mid next month should be good them. I keep a small hunt log with ytd stuff so can compare yearly changes and moon phases. Good luck out there and don't get distracted or disappointed.

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Old 10-30-2018, 11:09 PM   #57
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Iím using a summit climber right now in the DCNF. Itís nice to throw on the tree and go up but the platform is fairly small and the bar around the side makes it feel too compact for me. I hunt around a lot of oak trees and can climb most of them, but it is annoying seeing a branch with a 2Ē diameter and having to pick another tree.
Highway, summit has about 4 different types of climbing stands I have the Goliath it's the big one. Some of their models are very small not very roomy.
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:51 PM   #58
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its a pain but I've always followed whatever rule the PH/WMA area dictated. If I left a stand overnight, I definitely locked it with a chain and hunted the next morning, mainly so no one else bothered it.
Aside from that, if I saw other stands in the area that had been there for days on end, I reported them with location so the area manager could remove them.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:18 AM   #59
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its a pain but I've always followed whatever rule the PH/WMA area dictated. If I left a stand overnight, I definitely locked it with a chain and hunted the next morning, mainly so no one else bothered it.
Aside from that, if I saw other stands in the area that had been there for days on end, I reported them with location so the area manager could remove them.
I also pack in/out daily, with the rare exception when I will be returning the next morning. It gets frustrating at times finding stands/pop ups left out for extended periods. Last year as an example I hunted a specific unit very hard. About 2 weeks into the season wo stands got hung in a place I had pre scouted . Walked past that stand at least 80 times and never saw a person sit there once. I probably have close to 100 stand/pop ups marked on my map between different public lands. If people donít leave them idle for long I donít really care either way, but if they sit idle for long periods itís always tempting to take them down (and leave on the ground, not steal them) or send in the coordinates.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:28 AM   #60
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I hunt on the ground and I hunt the wind. I carry a Nif-t-seat on a belt to sit on if I find a hot spot to sit for a while.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:40 AM   #61
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I hike my climber in and out each night. Donít want to risk it walking off
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:09 PM   #62
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I hike my climber in and out each night. Donít want to risk it walking off
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:33 PM   #63
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I hunt a lot of public land and have been very successful. But I just use what available cover there is, to give an example, the NWR's down here in South Texas. They have no blinds of any kind set up or available. I just sit in the vegetation. That's how real hunting is done. LOL. Also, whatever blinds the state parks put out, I hunt out of those, and they are usually assigned to you.
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:12 PM   #64
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I hunt a lot of public land and have been very successful. But I just use what available cover there is, to give an example, the NWR's down here in South Texas. They have no blinds of any kind set up or available. I just sit in the vegetation. That's how real hunting is done. LOL. Also, whatever blinds the state parks put out, I hunt out of those, and they are usually assigned to you.


Yeah I think weíre talking more about public hunting where itís year round access. Like national forests. Not drawn hunts with assigned dates, compartments, blinds, etc. Usually these places are in East TX with tall trees. Little different hunting.


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