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#3083512 - 12/17/12 01:13 PM Hunting from the Ground
Hunter 257W
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3522
Loc: Franklin County

Just curious how many hunt from the ground? And if you do, do you use a blind? Other than my permanent shooting house, I hunt exclusively from the ground now using a folding turkey hunters stool. I like the freedom it gives me to change locations whenever I want to.
#3083522 - 12/17/12 01:18 PM Re: Hunting from the Ground [Re: Hunter 257W]

Registered: 12/09/12
Posts: 36
Loc: smith county

I love hunting from the ground, I have actually taken several deer this way, just finding a spot and taken a chance there.But in the end I have had more sightings and less chance of getting caught from my stands,I do believe that when ground level your also nose level for cautious bucks,and easier to get noticed by that old doe,just my thoughts thow,but I still find myself hunting from the ground once in a while and kreeping up a ridge or gully,lol its what we do,lol
#3083530 - 12/17/12 01:25 PM Re: Hunting from the Ground [Re: donedeer]
8 Point

Registered: 08/23/05
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, Tennessee

I would say 80-85% of my hunting is from the ground. I usually find me a good tree and I used to use a fold out chair, now I use a hammock seat. Use a blind every once in a while, but I mostly use natural terrain for concealment. A laid down tree top. Trees in close vicinity to one another, etc.
Sophisticated people have retirement plans, rednecks play the lottery. - Jeff Foxworthy

"Vegetarian" old Indian word for Bad Hunter

#3083532 - 12/17/12 01:29 PM Re: Hunting from the Ground [Re: donedeer]
6 Point

Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 674
Loc: Dickson, TN

I do quite a bit actually.. Just have to really watch the wind and keep your movement down. But like above seems like I see more deer when I'm elevated in a stand.. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or just coincidence.
#3083533 - 12/17/12 01:29 PM Re: Hunting from the Ground [Re: donedeer]
8 Point

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1411
Loc: Hartland, WI

I gun hunt only from the ground, bow hunting it depends on what I have to work with and what's around me. I prefer to bow hunt from a tree.

In the past I used a pop up ground blind brushed in, so I could shift if needed due to ever changing woods. This year I made 2 different brush blinds. I took a doe from one on Thanksgiving weekend.
Packer Fan back in Packer Country

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#3083558 - 12/17/12 01:53 PM Re: Hunting from the Ground [Re: Redfred16]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

I gun hunt from the ground a lot and sometimes archery too. I like to gun hunt thick cedars and stuff like that sitting under a tree. Killed a doe opening morning doing just that.

#3083564 - 12/17/12 01:59 PM Re: Hunting from the Ground [Re: catman529]
16 Point

Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 10670
Loc: Middle TN

I like the freedom a blind gives me, to move around. No way I could hunt from the ground, as I'm too fidgety.

BUT... I prefer the visibility from my climber and, unless it is absolutely bitter cold, that is what I use.
Rules are for people who lose fights.

#3083599 - 12/17/12 02:22 PM Re: Hunting from the Ground [Re: BMan]
4 Point

Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 418
Loc: Loudon, TN, USA

I hunt 90% of the time from the ground. I carry some leafy material they sell @ Wal-Mart in my back-pack. Find some thick stuff around a trail, Tie off some rope, and finally find some fallen down limbs to blend myself in. Took many a Deer this way. The other 10% of the time, I'm in a Shooting House.
#3083601 - 12/17/12 02:24 PM Re: Hunting from the Ground [Re: BMan]
10 Point

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2701
Loc: Bartlett, TN

I hunt public land a lot, and hate packing in a climber for gun hunts. I have learned the land well, and check weather reports for wind direction. I bring a retractable hand saw and/or pruners if not in an area with decent ground cover. In sparse areas, I have a very lightweight fold-out netting with 5 ground stakes that i can weave brush in to help concealment.

Most ground hunts are shorter term for me. If I want to commit to stay all day (or if I can come get it the following morning), I could justify the climber. Generally, though, I just love the freedom of being able to get up and go, or still hunt if the area I'm in is dead.
I'm hungry and tired. Don't poke my belly.

#3083663 - 12/17/12 03:09 PM Re: Hunting from the Ground [Re: Crosshairy]
10 Point

Registered: 12/19/02
Posts: 4785
Loc: Collierville, TN. 38017

Best product Blind Hog Blind Pack. Straps on like a back pack holds my ground blind, fold up chair, cover alls, fanny pack and any other thing I need.

Vegiterian- An old Indian word for Bad Hunter.

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