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#822116 - 07/15/08 07:09 AM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: Big J]
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SHOOT SITTING DOWN IF POSSIBLE IF I HAVE TO STAND JUST DO IT SLOWLY WITH MY EYES TRAINED ON THE DEER TO NOTICE ANY LEARYNESS IF THEY CATCH MOVEMENT.
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#822144 - 07/15/08 07:25 AM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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 Originally Posted By: richmanbarbeque
great replies. I am a HUGE fan of shooting deer when sitting. I practice several angles both sitting and standing. I shoot better and stay a lot calmer when sitting. I stand only if I have too. I believe if I set my stand right that most of my shots will be from The sitting position. slow methodical movement is the key to bow hunting.


All three of the does I shot that one day at Cathole Hunt club were from awkward shooting positions that I couldn't have taken while sitting down.
Two of them were on my right side , slightly behind the tree , and one was directly behind the tree .
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#823150 - 07/15/08 07:51 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: Radar]
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I probably haven't bow killed as many deer as many of yall have on here, but I'll throw in my philosophy when it comes to "when to stand up".

For me, it just depends. Am I hunting the rut? (chasing phase). If so...I DO NOT SIT unless I am just too tired from all the standing I have been doing since I got in my tree. I simply need the extra couple of seconds to settle my pin.

In early Fall...and in a feeding area, say a White Oak flat, I will sometimes sit if the leaves are crunchy enough. But heck, I can't tell you how many times I've had deer get almost under me w/o detection, in leaves where I could literally hear ants crawling.

I do not like to shoot deer while sitting. Why? Because I do not spend countless hours on the 3-D range and in the back yard sitting in a chair and shooting. I can shoot while sitting, I'd rather be standing.

In short, experience is the best teacher for knowing when to stand. But short of that, I'd say your chances are far better if you sit little, stand lots, while bow hunting.

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#823796 - 07/16/08 08:09 AM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: Radar]
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[All three of the does I shot that one day at Cathole Hunt club were from awkward shooting positions that I couldn't have taken while sitting down.
Two of them were on my right side , slightly behind the tree , and one was directly behind the tree . [/quote]


You shoot three deer in one day with a bow? Dang, You da man!!


Edited by OneShot (07/16/08 08:09 AM)

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#823940 - 07/16/08 09:53 AM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: OneShot]
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 Originally Posted By: OneShot
[All three of the does I shot that one day at Cathole Hunt club were from awkward shooting positions that I couldn't have taken while sitting down.
Two of them were on my right side , slightly behind the tree , and one was directly behind the tree .



You shoot three deer in one day with a bow? Dang, You da man!! [/quote]

Yeah , and Richmanbbq was there to help me recover them all . \:\)
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#823962 - 07/16/08 10:12 AM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: Radar]
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Any way I can make the shot. In reality, probably 60/ 40 sitting to standing. I usually try to position my stands at about a 45 degree angle to the right of the most likely approach of the deer since I prefer to shoot sitting down if possible, just less movement. Last year the two I killed were from the same stand, one standing because the deer cut behind me at the last minute, the other sitting because it stayed on the trail they normally move on.

Also, a lot of times I'll set a stand up with a lot of branches behind me to break up my silhouette so can't really shoot behind. I can't remember the last time I got "busted" moving and believe this type of setup really helps.

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#824035 - 07/16/08 11:13 AM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
 Originally Posted By: OneShot
[All three of the does I shot that one day at Cathole Hunt club were from awkward shooting positions that I couldn't have taken while sitting down.
Two of them were on my right side , slightly behind the tree , and one was directly behind the tree .



You shoot three deer in one day with a bow? Dang, You da man!!



Yeah , and Richmanbbq was there to help me recover them all . \:\) [/quote]

Oneshot, never shoot three deer in one day. I shot one the night before and had to check it in so I was late getting to a stand. Got a call from Scott, he had one down. A few minutes go by he has another one down. I said let me atleast get changed and hunt for a few hours and I would bring the 4-wheeler to get you. ALMOST got to the stand, he calls again, third one down and he's out of arrows. I didn't even make it to the stand that morning. It took us till early afternoon to get them out of the woods, checked in, and processed. He had his limit and I was looking foward to an afternoon hunt just to rest. I was plumb wore out. One of the best days I have ever had in the woods.
Kinda funny. We had 2 guys,2 deer and gear on my little Honda Recon.

Of course we followed up the following year doing it again only I stopped at 2 and stared at the third thinking "I ain't shooting three tonight". Great hunts done "the cathole way".

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#824071 - 07/16/08 12:07 PM Re: When do you stand and draw? [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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Even though it was hard work , it was one of my most memorable hunts and unique tracking challenges I have had . \:\)
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