9 replies [Last post]
groundhog's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: zone 20 Saskatchewan
Joined: 08/14/2009
Posts: 772
Deer hunting

What do you prefer a ground blind or tree stand?

Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Meridian, Idaho
Joined: 04/16/2009
Posts: 662
I prefer a ground blind.

I prefer a ground blind. However with that said if I had land of my own that was full of deer I think it would use a tree stand as you can see better and hopefully more deer

Alpine_Archer's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Martin County NC
Joined: 08/10/2009
Posts: 657
I prefer a treestand but a

I prefer a treestand but a groundblind works great for me in certain situations. Now if I'm elk or mule deer hunting I like to stay mobile and don't use either.

ecubackpacker's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: NC
Joined: 09/11/2009
Posts: 1639
While whitetail hunting, I

While whitetail hunting, I prefer to hunt out of a treestand. Some times a ground blind if there aren't any trees suitable enough for climbing around or in the right spot. 

 

Next, do you prefer loc-on type treestands, box blind, ladder stand or a climbing stand?

windwhisper's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/19/2010
Posts: 18
I like the climbing stands.

I like the climbing stands. The Ameristep Stinger is one of my favorites. Very sturdy because it holds up to 300lbs. Remember to wear your harnesses!

 

ecubackpacker's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: NC
Joined: 09/11/2009
Posts: 1639
If you're a bigger guy, you

If you're a bigger guy, you may want to try the Buckshot Magnum climbing stand. I'm avg weight and height, but I like the magnum stand b/c it has more room. I don't feel as cramped in it. Pretty sure it is rated for 300 lbs, maybe 350 lbs.

Ca_Vermonster's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!Moderator
Location: San Diego, CA
Joined: 07/27/2007
Posts: 5748
Nothing like being up in a

Nothing like being up in a tree......

numbnutz's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: portland,oregon
Joined: 09/06/2007
Posts: 3058
I like my ground blind, i

I like my ground blind, i avent been in a tree stand in about 11 years

groovy mike's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Joined: 03/19/2009
Posts: 2503
ground

Having only been in 5 tree stands in my life and having had TWO of them FALL OUT FROM UNDERNEATH ME - note I didn't say that I fell out of them but that they fell out from under me!

I DEFINITELY prefer the GROUND!

 

One of those stands was on a guided hunt so so much for 'experts' putting the stand up too!

I think the only fatal accident we had in NY this year was a Sffolk county hunter killed opening day when his tree stand fell on him.  One of the two fell on me too.  Ouch.

Tndeerhunter's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: Tennessee
Joined: 04/13/2009
Posts: 1110
stands

I suppose I prefer tree stands and use them a good bit, due to our very thick cover normally found around here. There are some tree stands that I use that when I get down, I cannot see more than 10', literally! I do sit on the ground a good bit as well during any given season. A few years back I did a little personal survey and discovered that in the last several years prior to my informal self-survey I had actually shot almost exactly the same amount of deer from the ground as I had from tree stands. I was surprised at that.

I did, however, lose one very nice piece of ground that I had done a lot of hunting on for over 10 yrs and killed probably about 25 deer on. This area lent itself very nicely to simply walking to a likely area and plopping down against a near-by tree and having it work out successfully. The woods were open in some areas and the terrain was hilly throughout, making for excellent ground spots almost anywhere you went.

So, seems lately I've been doing a lot more tree stand hunting with the  new areas I now hunt. My favorite stand is a ladder type at least 17' high. Easy to climb and less noisy than a climber, but of course not as mobile.

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
O.K. now what????alan511/23/2006 20:30 pm
CT Deer hunting areasjohnc211/15/2009 20:08 pm
Shotplacement at elk (red deer)?Kirrmeister503/14/2011 14:50 pm
Delaware deer hunting?Mikewin510/02/2009 17:51 pm
Coues Deerhawkeye2701305/23/2011 04:23 am