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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    28 Minutes Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    How's that for the straight and narrow? .... LOL
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    29 Minutes Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    We're doomed ...
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    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Akshully ... It's not Its :re:
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    33 Minutes Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
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    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    .....
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Give me the straight and narrow.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Don't go all sappy on me now ...
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Holy buckets, Batman!
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    :-) :tu:
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    What's a pine tree Charles?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Somebody should do a show where there are a bunch of millennial saddle hunters and one older guy who just keeps saying "Yeah, but what about ..." It would be absolutely turrible if they were younger than that, though. At least millennials know what a radio is. (I think.) Don't steal the idea, you whelps.... Or Hell will be coming to breakfast .... :wink
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Akshully, you can be too exposed much higher than that, now that I re-read what I was babbling earlier. So let's go 25 feet for the sake of sticking a number in there. Think lone tall pine trees in a new cut-over or burn. I like hiding behind the tree. But a lot of places ""popping out" against the sky to take a shot just isn't gonna work ... Not even on the dumbest of my deer.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    And we only have, like, 7 members ...
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    3 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Trending now on Archery Talk: How Do You Relieve Yourself In A Saddle? Hell, we did that one months ago .....
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    'Cause you know it'll be a mess any higher if you have to go Number Two? You have to factor in the time down and back up ...
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Thirty-five feet? Why stop there?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    No. (Answering for a friend.) Thirty-five feet, now we're talking .... LOL...
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Do you guys feel like 20 feet up is a little excessive? Asking for a friend.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
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    8 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    LOL ... Let me search the memory banks ...
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    I do suck, that is a given. One thing that I have on my stand I purchased this year is a bar for your feet. It's amazing how being able to put your feet on that bar helps your back. I'm not here to poke fun (well, let me start again). I'm just trying to get the facts ma'am. Just the facts. I'll put a cedar tree set up against anything, but of course they have to be present in the location you want to hunt. Someone should really do a story on the cedar tree...Maybe call it something clever like 'Consider the Cedar'.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    I haven't forgotten shit. :wink That's why I study your angry posts, even though you think I don't ... LOL Looking forward to your gear list, and your advice.
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    It's not as much movement as you might think if you are taking your time about it. This year the buck had no clue I was even there until I stopped him. I said the treestand was more comfortable for an all day sit, that didn't mean the saddle was uncomfortable. I found my back was way more comfortable with the saddle on an all day sit. Hang-on stands always hurt my back eventually during a sit. Again, neither of you will be on SaddleCountry, you guys suck too much.
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Next season I'll be at 7 1/2 lbs with sticks & a platform. May add in a strap-on step that weighs a couple ounces and will definitely use the knaider. That will easily get me 20 feet up. Plenty in the woods I'm hunting. You seem to forget, I've got 25 years experience carting around steps/sticks and a hang-on stand. I know what it feels like to cart that around up hills, down hills, lug it up the tree to hang it, tear it down, move to the next spot. I've done it countless times, more than most hunters ever will because of the number of stands I'd put out each year. I know from experience, it was way easier this year moving around with the saddle than dealing with a hang-on stand. I've done both, others haven't.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    One of my favorite sets is where I can see a specific location over my left shoulder (right-hand shooter) and get a shot back there while seated. There are many situations I've had where I really need to watch 360 around me, and the tree cover isn't great. If I can't sit facing that backside trail, I'll set my stand on the back of the tree. I doubt I could get a shot off if I had to do anything other than turn over my shoulder and shoot. (Low sets --under 20 feet-- brushy transition areas...) (Meaning if my stand faced the trail, I would usually be picked off.)
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    bluecat replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Okay, so you are trying to watch a trail from the backside of the tree -and then move to the front for a shot once a deer appears. Seems like a lot of movement to me. Where am I wrong? Also being able to sit comfortably (all day) is key. I didn't get picked off because of the tree or location. I got picked off reaching for my bow that was behind me.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    There are several benefits "advertised" but whether they really work is a different question. Light weight: Show me the money for a practical system that's not a torture test. I'm drawing the line at a generous 12 pounds semi-arbitrarily, and will say I don't think even 10 pounds makes you a mobile-hunting ninja. Mobile hunting: Unless you're tramping back and forth through thick brush with a shitty pack system, I don't know why you are more stealthy with a saddle + climbing system than a hang-on kit of similar weight, packed and handled well.
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  • luv2bowhunt's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    luv2bowhunt replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    It's lighter, it's easier to move around, it's actually easier to shoot all directions, and it helps you hide from the deer. You said that deer were picking you out of the trees you were in when you were in a treestand. Let's say you have a trail crossing you're watching, with a treestand you pretty much have to face it. With the saddle, you can stay on the back side and avoid alot of eye contact, especially from deer you're not interested in. I can hardly think of any advantages I had hunting from the treestand compared to the saddle. Maybe a little more comfy on long sits but that's about it. The saddle is better for me in almost any other category I can think of.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Swamp Fox replied to a thread Saddle Hunting in Bowhunting
    Go easy on Luv2. Just because he's hiding my great-great grandmother's silverware under the floorboards of his house doesn't mean he deserves EXTRA punishment ...
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