BowmanMike

I took the plunge,a saddle is in the mail...

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The main thing that scares me if shooting form and my cams and string . Anxious to get everyone from the academy in it on week 8 or 9 

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The main thing that scares me if shooting form and my cams and string . Anxious to get everyone from the academy in it on week 8 or 9 

For the love of all things holy, someone figure out Live streaming for that event!!


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2 minutes ago, crappyice said:


For the love of all things holy, someone figure out Live streaming for that event!!


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Instagram live is an option ,maybe for our long distance shoots too we'll go live.

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4 hours ago, crappyice said:


For the love of all things holy, someone figure out Live streaming for that event!!


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Better yet use one of those 15 sick days that teachers get for working 9 months out the year and make a road trip 

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Better yet use one of those 15 sick days that teachers get for working 9 months out the year and make a road trip 

Ouch!


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1 minute ago, crappyice said:


Ouch!


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My wife is a literacy coach so I make teacher jokes all the time . She hates it but it’s all out of fun . 

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My wife is a literacy coach so I make teacher jokes all the time . She hates it but it’s all out of fun . 

All good of course....I haven’t had a summer off ever and get home before 5:00 only between coaching seasons. My ADHD prevents me from doing the same thing day after day (except standing on a tiny platform 20’ up a tree!).



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40 minutes ago, crappyice said:


All good of course....I haven’t had a summer off ever and get home before 5:00 only between coaching seasons. My ADHD prevents me from doing the same thing day after day (except standing on a tiny platform 20’ up a tree!).



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Amazing you manage to sit still for hunting then. That's great though,you put in a lot of time without seeing much and stuck it out and got rewarded.

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Ditto on the solid platform I love my lone wolf hang on it’s super comfortable. But the buzz around the saddle has me scratching right where I itch . 

Like that new holiday of Franks?


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I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

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Amazing you manage to sit still for hunting then. That's great though,you put in a lot of time without seeing much and stuck it out and got rewarded.

Crappy killed 47 deer in 2019, one for every 16 minutes he spent on stand!


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I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

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20 hours ago, The_Real_TCIII said:


Crappy killed 47 deer in 2019, one for every 16 minutes he spent on stand!


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hmm,my memory is not what it used to be...

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hmm,my memory is not what it used to be...

You guys don’t report ALL your kills do you?
Thanks for blowing me up@The_Real_TCIII

It is crazy though that a tree stand is the one place I am good to just stand. Even in ground blinds I’m all over the place


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It is crazy though that a tree stand is the one place I am good to just stand. Even in ground blinds I’m all over the place
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I can attest to this fact this man covers a ton of ground!

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Here is an update. I just got the saddle and rope for DRT yesterday and had to try it today. I think this will work out very nicely for me. The whole setup weighs maybe 7#,that includes a small platform to stand/lean on.

The saddle seems very comfortable,the climbing is something i have to get comfortable with. I did manage to get up and down the tree some without too much trouble,but it is far from smooth...yet.

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There's a new video out by NY saddle hunter where they use a hand ascender and a foot loop in conjunction with the DRT setup.  You may want to check it out if you are going to stick with DRT.

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9 hours ago, Ajhunter29 said:

There's a new video out by NY saddle hunter where they use a hand ascender and a foot loop in conjunction with the DRT setup.  You may want to check it out if you are going to stick with DRT.

Thanks,i saw that. I think i will stick with the old fashioned way,less equipment and connections. I just need more practice and it will become easier. Unless it doesn't,then i may give the hand ascender a try. Or i could use my tether as a foot loop and pull the rope with my leg. Lots of options...I just have to see what works for me. 

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Ok,another update. I feel like i have the rope climbing part figured out fairly well. It only took three times of climbing to feel pretty good about it. I love the fact that i am attached to the tree before leaving the ground even. The saddle seems comfortable,though i havent been in it for more than 1 hr at a time.

I have to add i never climbed with a rope before,but it feels very safe to me.

Next is shooting from the saddle,i have not done that yet,but will soon.

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21 minutes ago, BowmanMike said:

Ok,another update. I feel like i have the rope climbing part figured out fairly well. It only took three times of climbing to feel pretty good about it. I love the fact that i am attached to the tree before leaving the ground even. The saddle seems comfortable,though i havent been in it for more than 1 hr at a time.

I have to add i never climbed with a rope before,but it feels very safe to me.

Next is shooting from the saddle,i have not done that yet,but will soon.

Any links to a video of this rope climbing? You are starting to make me think.

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6 minutes ago, ncountry said:

Any links to a video of this rope climbing? You are starting to make me think.

Ny saddle hunter on you tube. They have a ton of videos by now,start at the beginning. I knew nothing about it until i started watching their stuff. There are a lot of different options out there,but i like the DRT for its simplicity.

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