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#1 zorconjef

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:03 PM

Does anyone hunt out of treestands when predator hunting? Are there any advantages to being high off the ground or is it just too much work?

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 07:13 AM

zorconjef,
I don't hunt from tree stands because where I live there are no trees big enough to hang a stand. I do however, hunt from deer blinds we have built. It depends on the terrain and ground cover on whether or not you need elevation. Here the terrain is basically flat with a few draws and creekbeds. I hunt over plowed fields from an atv or ground blind. When the ground cover, like CRP, is mature and tall, I usually set up in one of my deer blinds. That gives me about 8' of elevation and really allows me a great field of view.
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#3 Mainiac

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:14 PM

zorconjef,
I like to keep all the options open. Usually hunt from the ground, but on one particular occasion where we called and had howls & barks but "no show" we backed out and went back a few days later w/climbers. Got up in the air, called in two and got one. Hunting in Maine, it's sometimes advantageous to get up in a tree to increase visibility. To each his own...

#4 zorconjef

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:36 AM

I went out Saturday morning 6AM to 1:30PM. Three to 4 feet of snow on the ground. I only sank 20 inches with snowshoes, once removed sank another 2 feet. A perfect ground blind. One came in up wind, didn't expect it, either got my scent, movement, one bark and it was gone in a flash. Going to try this evening(full moon) in another area where the snow is about 1 foot deep.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:57 PM

I like to cover to much ground when coyote hunting to use a tree stand, but I have shot coyotes from my tree stand while deer hunting.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:57 PM

I think Brian Downs over at the Predator Hunting Talkcast hangs treestands over his bait stations. If you reach out to him, I bet he could give you his take on it. Here is his profile:

View Profile: Brian Downs - PredatorTalk.com - Predator Hunting Forums, Blogs, Hunting Logs and Articles.

And his site...

http://www.predatortalkcast.com/




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