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    Grandmaster 42769vette's Avatar

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    Made a rookie mistake hunting.

    I was hoping eventually you got to the point in hunting where you quit making rookie mistakes. If that point exists, I have not gotten there. I have a stand where I don't see or hear deer coming from a certain trail until they are 40 yards away. A couple days ago I saw a doe when she got to 30, and at 40 saw a buck following that I have pictures of, and hadn't make up my mind if I wanted to put an arrow in him. I had to open a window to shoot this direction, and focus on the buck for a few minutes waiting on him to look away. When he finally looks behind him, I lower my window completely forgetting he was following a doe who is now 10 yards away, and happens to be looking right at me. Doe takes off, buck follows right behind, and I'm left sitting in the blind saying " YOU _______ moron.
    "You don't have to spend a fortune to play the game, but you do have to spend your money wisely"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 42769vette View Post
    ... " YOU _______ moron.
    You said it, not me...
    I wouldn't feel too bad.
    Getting busted by a doe is an easy thing to accomplish.

    I hate it when the squirrels bust me and start chattering all over hell's half acre.
    I'm tempted to shoot them but don't want to make the noise.
    One day I'll get a suppressor and take care of that problem.
    NRA Instructor/Dormant U.S.Marine/ NRA Benefactor-Life

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    Window? Man, things have changed. The only window we used to roll down was out of a 1968 International Scout.

    That window was quiet...as long as you didn't squash any empty beer cans whilst moving into position.
    I all too often ran out of talent well before the exit of the turn. (© SeŮor Mouse)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpo View Post
    Window? Man, things have changed. The only window we used to roll down was out of a 1968 International Scout.

    That window was quiet...as long as you didn't squash any empty beer cans whilst moving into position.
    I am a new landowner, and just built a hunting "house".
    It is just a raised platform that sits about 5 feet off the ground. Blinds more than 4 feet above ground don't need orange markings.
    The platform is 8'x8', with a 5'x8' "house" on top. That leaves a 3"x8" porch on the front, where I have a bench to sit on if it gets stuffy inside.

    I have home-made windows on all 4 sides of my "house" to shoot in every direction.
    I'm hoping to actually be comfortable this season while hunting, at least on that property.
    NRA Instructor/Dormant U.S.Marine/ NRA Benefactor-Life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgderf View Post
    I am a new landowner, and just built a hunting "house".
    It is just a raised platform that sits about 5 feet off the ground. Blinds more than 4 feet above ground don't need orange markings.
    The platform is 8'x8', with a 5'x8' "house" on top. That leaves a 3"x8" porch on the front, where I have a bench to sit on if it gets stuffy inside.

    I have home-made windows on all 4 sides of my "house" to shoot in every direction.
    I'm hoping to actually be comfortable this season while hunting, at least on that property.
    This is my first year hunting, and being comfortable. Its amazing. All day sit's are a breeze compared to hanging off the side of a tree. Down side is, its harder to kill out of the house because you cant hear deer coming. In a tree, normally have everything ready to go, waiting on them to pop out.
    "You don't have to spend a fortune to play the game, but you do have to spend your money wisely"

    owner/ operator of www.aaoptics.com

    full line vortex dealer

    contact me at alan@aaoptics.com

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    Truth is we never stop making mistakes. The only morons are the ones who stop learning from them.
    Man is Not Free Unless Government is Limited - Ronald Reagan


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    If you stop making mistakes it gets easy and if itís easy it ainít as much fun.
    There's lots of ________ on here who don't fit your particular stereotype, smearing us with goofball sophistry is what is out of line. It just makes gunowners look like *******s.

    - CarmelHP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark 1911 View Post
    Truth is we never stop making mistakes...
    I thought I had, but I was wrong.
    NRA Instructor/Dormant U.S.Marine/ NRA Benefactor-Life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgderf View Post
    I am a new landowner, and just built a hunting "house".
    It is just a raised platform that sits about 5 feet off the ground. Blinds more than 4 feet above ground don't need orange markings.
    The platform is 8'x8', with a 5'x8' "house" on top. That leaves a 3"x8" porch on the front, where I have a bench to sit on if it gets stuffy inside.

    I have home-made windows on all 4 sides of my "house" to shoot in every direction.
    I'm hoping to actually be comfortable this season while hunting, at least on that property.
    Variants of this have become my style after 20years+ of hunting. Several of my spots have a platform as you describe with a simple pop up attached during season. A buddy propane heater really makes it first class!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattroth54 View Post
    Variants of this have become my style after 20years+ of hunting. Several of my spots have a platform as you describe with a simple pop up attached during season. A buddy propane heater really makes it first class!
    Pop ups are nice and I used them when I hunted my friend's lands, when I moved to public lands I like being in a tree during gun season. Now I just sleep in and grab my coffee in the early AM. As to mistakes made plenty of them, most times it went against me and a few, very few, it helped. All part of the fun.

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