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Ground Seat

 

Finding a good spot and then using a comfortable method of sitting is always a challenge for any serious deer hunter. Should I set up a ladder stand in the area? Should I cart a climbing stand with me to the area and hope for a "proper" tree? Should I just bring a cushion and set my butt on the ground, the old-fashioned way? I've set my butt down against a tree many a time and also killed many deer that way, but it ain't the most comfortable method and it's always a challenge to stay as long as I should when things get tough because I'm so darn uncomfortable.

I recently purchased a hang-on seat that was recommended to me by a good friend. He likes the concept and I've used similar seats in the past to ensure a comfortable stay at my chosen spot. I've owned two Summit Trophy Seats and was pleased with both of them. (apparently the people who stole them are too!)The new seat I purchased is called a Millennium hang-on seat. Although it doesn't appear as comfy as a Summit, I'd say overall it at least matches the Summit and my Buddy who owns both says he prefers the Millennium, without a doubt. It is quite a bit lighter than the Summit too.

I do prefer it's ultralight weight and materials that will not hold water (read that get wet) It sets up in about 60 seconds and I can sit for 4-5 hours easily in it. I was sitting in it yesterday when I took my buck. It turned out that I could not get a shot while seated, but was able to simply stand and get a good bead on the deer through the brush. The view being a foot or so higher than if you were on the ground is better too. As far as maybe not being so "hidden" as sitting on the ground, a mature doe passed within 15 yards or less, looked right at me and then walked away, unconcerned. 

Just wanted to make note of a pretty decent product that could help you hunt new areas much more comfortably while costing only about $70. 

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As I get older I appreciate

As I get older I appreciate the finer comforts.

Here's what I use for sitting on the ground and glassing:

http://www.rei.com/product/719820/therm-a-rest-trekker-chair-kit

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I will have to check that out

I will have to check that out Ed.  I have been looking for something to use for turkey, or maybe even deer when I am hunting/scouting a new area.

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Both ideas sound and look

Both ideas sound and look good depending on the terrain. In many places out here there just aren't any trees to tie too and sitting on the ground or a rock is required.

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Millennium seat

I like the millennium chair, its pretty comfortable. My dad has had some problems with being comfortable in the other stands we have, so I picked one up for him last year and he loved it. I just picked up another one on sale at Mack's.

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