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How many of y’all hunt from the ground and not in a blind? My climber needs to be replaced and I don’t have a suitable alternative or ground blind available. I was thinking about a camping chair and hiding behind a tree. Anyone ever done that and had success?


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I have a single man ground blind that your welcome to borrow for the season if your interested.

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Me and the wife are currently on the ground next to a field, had 6 turkeys and doe and yearling in front of us for 30 minutes, she hunts from the ground only when bow hunting, no blind just natural cover


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I have a new ground blind I can sell cheap


Oh sweet. Where are you located and what’s price? I am debating about getting a new climber, getting into saddle hunting, or just going no blind for this year and see how it goes


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I hunt from the ground quite a bit. I don’t use a chair or anything. I just pick a tree to lean against with plenty cover which isn’t hard to find. Can’t say it’s super comfortable though
 

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Iv been on the ground for 5 yrs. doubt I’ll ever go back up a tree. It takes a little thinking and helps to know which way deer generally travel but I feel like if I’m in the woods I can see further and adjusting my location and direction is easy. You do have to be still and I will usually lean up a few limbs around me to break up my outline. Also like to stick up a few cut palmettos, or cedar saplings. I’m usually in a camo chair or Turkey seat. I like to set up so the deer walk past me and I can get a quartering away shot. I always hunt with the crossbow and have learned that grunting is a mistake. Only times I’ve ever been busted was by big bucks walking straight toward me giving me no shot
 

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Go with the Millineum Tree Seat. I gave 3 away 2 years ago to the winners of the hunting contest. Haven't heard any of them say if they like it. Maybe you could get a slightly used one cheap. A new one is around $70.
 

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Turkey lounger. Hunt more from the ground than a climber.
 
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What about using the bottom portion of the tree climber as a seAt? Has anyone done that? I might try that till I can get a new climber or figure what I am gonna do


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I use a leafy bug suit, they are warm, so there is that. I can walk around, sit by trees or by brush and nothing sees me, what a hoot
 

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90% of my hunting is from the ground, and have been pretty successful, this is my 1st year with a turkey lounger, I’ve always just sat on ground and leaned against tree. But with the lounger, I can back it up into some bushes and not have to have a tree to lean back on.

Forget the blind, not necessary. Just my opinion, but plopping a blind up and sitting in a big new “blob” in the woods has potential of spooking a mature deer....

Just another opinion, I’ve used a millennium tree seat.... limited on where you can use it, and you still stick out like a sore thumb. I wouldn’t give you $5 for one.....

Play the wind, sit downwind/crosswind of where deer are traveling and you’ll have some opportunity. I know some people that refuse to hunt from the ground and believe they gotta be up in a tree, they’re wrong!! I’ve had deer so close to me on the ground I could hear em breathe! Play the wind, play the wind, move and play the wind! Good luck.


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Yeah I use a cheap green Coleman folding chair with the canvas back and seat. I've made a strap for it. I can play the wind and hunt a field edge. Just get on the other side of a grown up fence row and you have a perfect hide.

I watched a nice buck last year look hard at the permanent box stand before stepping out about 20 yards from me. Didn't shoot it but could have. And have had does so close I could hear them breathe. Just a matter of playing the wind.

I've been busted a few times, mainly because I moved or the wind shifted. I'll never climb a tree again.
 
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90% of my hunting is from the ground, and have been pretty successful, this is my 1st year with a turkey lounger, I’ve always just sat on ground and leaned against tree. But with the lounger, I can back it up into some bushes and not have to have a tree to lean back on.

Forget the blind, not necessary. Just my opinion, but plopping a blind up and sitting in a big new “blob” in the woods has potential of spooking a mature deer....

Just another opinion, I’ve used a millennium tree seat.... limited on where you can use it, and you still stick out like a sore thumb. I wouldn’t give you $5 for one.....

Play the wind, sit downwind/crosswind of where deer are traveling and you’ll have some opportunity. I know some people that refuse to hunt from the ground and believe they gotta be up in a tree, they’re wrong!! I’ve had deer so close to me on the ground I could hear em breathe! Play the wind, play the wind, move and play the wind! Good luck.


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Hey thanks a lot. I am gonna give it a go on Tuesday from the ground. Is it hard to draw your bow from the ground? I am just trying to imagine that.


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