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Caught Sleeping

by , Posted to on 09/04/2012 08:53 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/03/2012
Location: ND
I love to bow hunt, but it seems like every time I go out when nothing is moving around I end up taking a little nap. I always wonder if a big buck wandered under my stand while I was napping. 

I'm curious 
What others do to keep the Z monster off of there back when nothing is moving?
Have you ever fell asleep only to wake up to a buck walking just out of shooting range walking away from you?
Working to watch your back,
Brandon
Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 09:02 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/07/2009
Location: nd
 I have never fallen asleep in my stand, sounds like a real great way to end up hanging from your harness (I sure hope you wear one).  Though I don't sit all day either, usually a few hours in the morning, then I go home and take a nap, then I get back out there in the evening before the deer start getting active and sit for a few more hours.
Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.
- Bugs Bunny
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by on 09/04/2012 09:04 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/14/2010
Location: ND
Ive fallen asleep in the goose decoys a few times only to wake up with ducks or geese sittin in the dekes. Never in a tree stand though


 "I get what you're saying:  Like a sausage replica featuring a Polander holding a sacred illumination device." 
Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 09:16 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
The thrill of the hunt usually keeps me awake, I guess try drinking some energy drinks or coffee. Like Walleye said Sitting in a tree stand and falling asleep sounds like a great way to end your hunting for good.

LINDY FISHING





Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 09:20 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/14/2010
Location: ND
I would also say that none of my treestands are comfortable enough for me to fall asleep in. Goose blinds however can become quite cozy hehe


 "I get what you're saying:  Like a sausage replica featuring a Polander holding a sacred illumination device." 
Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 09:23 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
johnr Said:
The thrill of the hunt usually keeps me awake, I guess try drinking some energy drinks or coffee. Like Walleye said Sitting in a tree stand and falling asleep sounds like a great way to end your hunting for good.
Do not drink too much coffee before you sit in your stand! Having to tinkle when your in your treestand is not a good feeling!

Usually there are enough birds and squirrels around to keep me occupied when im sittin. In fact I had to swat a squirrel with an arrow this weekend several times because it would not leave me alone. Sittin in the stand is also a good time to deeply think about life and such, much akin to sitting on a toilet.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-
 
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by on 09/04/2012 09:42 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
Wags86 Said:
I would also say that none of my treestands are comfortable enough for me to fall asleep in. Goose blinds however can become quite cozy hehe
Sounds like you need an upgrade!! I finally bought a real nice ladder stand this year. It's like sitting in an elevated lazy boy!! All I have had before was the cheap hang on stands....the seats on those things are horrible!

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-
 
Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 11:24 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/24/2010
Location: ND
Which ladder stand did you end up going with? Price? thanks 
odocoileus Said:
Wags86 Said:
I would also say that none of my treestands are comfortable enough for me to fall asleep in. Goose blinds however can become quite cozy hehe
Sounds like you need an upgrade!! I finally bought a real nice ladder stand this year. It's like sitting in an elevated lazy boy!! All I have had before was the cheap hang on stands....the seats on those things are horrible!



 
Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 11:28 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/29/2007
Location: ND
I bet I sleep for a good 20 min, sometimes more, everytime I bow hunt. I mostly sit in ground blinds though. I don't know what it is when I get in there I just get tired and have to take a nap. Never woke up to a shooter, but a couple times in the year I'll wake up to deer in the pile.
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by on 09/04/2012 1:00 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/27/2002
Location: ND
You mean something like this......



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by on 09/04/2012 1:05 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
taylorman_55 Said:
Which ladder stand did you end up going with? Price? thanks 
odocoileus Said:
Wags86 Said:
I would also say that none of my treestands are comfortable enough for me to fall asleep in. Goose blinds however can become quite cozy hehe
Sounds like you need an upgrade!! I finally bought a real nice ladder stand this year. It's like sitting in an elevated lazy boy!! All I have had before was the cheap hang on stands....the seats on those things are horrible!





I got the rivers edge oasis.  Its 17' tall and has a really nice mesh seat and backrest that flips up if you need to take a standing shot. So far it has been great. Really comfortable, my glutus maximus has already thanked me for this purchase!!. I paid around 150 for it. You can get it cheaper online, but shipping can get spendy. Its not a super fancy high end treestand, but for under 200 dollars, can't go wrong.

http://www.huntriversedge.com/foundations/store/storepage.asp?page=Oasis
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-
 
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by on 09/04/2012 1:40 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
 Guilty as charged. 




 
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Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 1:49 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2009
Location: ND
i have a little handheld blackjack and poker game. no sound. helps kill time once you are settled in and waiting for primetime.

Bad decisions make great stories!

Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 1:54 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/22/2009
Location: MT
Haven't gotten into bow hunting but have dozed off in the vehicle during very cold days on the ice and woke up to a flag or two up. I also doze off and dream of flags going up and jump awake even at home.

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

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by on 09/04/2012 2:07 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/27/2002
Location: ND
Seasons, you can get plenty of game apps for you cell phone to pass the time providing you have a smart phone. 

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by on 09/04/2012 2:10 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2009
Location: ND
thanks. but still old school.

Bad decisions make great stories!

Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 2:13 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/14/2010
Location: ND
One of my coworkers just fell asleep in the cubilcle next to mine....hehe he's snoring. Now i gotta think of a way to mess with him.....hmmmmm decisions....


 "I get what you're saying:  Like a sausage replica featuring a Polander holding a sacred illumination device." 
Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 2:36 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/15/2007
Location: ND
 games on the smart phone, I put them on there for the kid in the blind, but when he takes a break I find myself playing them. I have heard temple run is addicting, but can not get it on my windows based phone.  

*edit* sorry just saw someone else suggested this, must be time for an upgrade if you are still old school. 
Re: Caught Sleeping
by on 09/04/2012 2:44 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/18/2008
Location: ND
Looks like I don't have a lot of company on this one... I started using a mirror ground blind a couple of years ago and I have found that they make for a fun challenging hunt. It works great, but it's not very tall so I end up laying on the ground behind it because I can't kneel for hours on end and I have to crouch if I sit on a stool. Usually I don't have a hard time staying awake, but when I put on my winter gear it's like I'm in a great big sleeping bag. That was the case last December and that coupled with the fact that I typically don't see anything in the morning made me think that a short nap wouldn't hurt... besides, I had an hour before I was going to have shooting light. Well that hour felt like 5 minutes and when I openned my eyes I could easily see my pins. I slowly rose up to peak over my blind and there about 100 yards out was a dark object coming my way fast- I was hunting a bedding area on the edge of a cut bean field which was flat and open for over 400 yards. I grabbed my binoculars and wouldn't you know it... the 5x5 that I had been chasing all year was coming down the trail that crossed the fence 15 yards from my blind. He's easily 160" and I felt like a total fool at this point because he had covered over 300 yards wide out in the open while I was sleeping. My bow was still lying in the grass right where I put it before my nap. By the time that I got an arrow ready my dream buck was standing at 20 yards trying to figure out what I was. I drew back facing south and tried to swing across to the north where he was standing, but I was too close to the blind. As I tried to adjust my arm to allow the bow to pass between me and the blind I was unable to adjust my rear arm and the cam came over center slamming my arrow into the back of the blind. He stopped to look back 5 times as he trotted away... probably wondering what in the hell just happened... pretty much the same thing that I was thinking. I can still picture all the events like they just happened yesterday... so at least have that, right?... I figure that I have to always make good out of bad!
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by on 09/04/2012 2:54 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/30/2006
Location: ND
triit26 Said:
Looks like I don't have a lot of company on this one... I started using a mirror ground blind a couple of years ago and I have found that they make for a fun challenging hunt. It works great, but it's not very tall so I end up laying on the ground behind it because I can't kneel for hours on end and I have to crouch if I sit on a stool. Usually I don't have a hard time staying awake, but when I put on my winter gear it's like I'm in a great big sleeping bag. That was the case last December and that coupled with the fact that I typically don't see anything in the morning made me think that a short nap wouldn't hurt... besides, I had an hour before I was going to have shooting light. Well that hour felt like 5 minutes and when I openned my eyes I could easily see my pins. I slowly rose up to peak over my blind and there about 100 yards out was a dark object coming my way fast- I was hunting a bedding area on the edge of a cut bean field which was flat and open for over 400 yards. I grabbed my binoculars and wouldn't you know it... the 5x5 that I had been chasing all year was coming down the trail that crossed the fence 15 yards from my blind. He's easily 160" and I felt like a total fool at this point because he had covered over 300 yards wide out in the open while I was sleeping. My bow was still lying in the grass right where I put it before my nap. By the time that I got an arrow ready my dream buck was standing at 20 yards trying to figure out what I was. I drew back facing south and tried to swing across to the north where he was standing, but I was too close to the blind. As I tried to adjust my arm to allow the bow to pass between me and the blind I was unable to adjust my rear arm and the cam came over center slamming my arrow into the back of the blind. He stopped to look back 5 times as he trotted away... probably wondering what in the hell just happened... pretty much the same thing that I was thinking. I can still picture all the events like they just happened yesterday... so at least have that, right?... I figure that I have to always make good out of bad!
Thats rough!! How do you like the mirror blind? Have you stuck one out of it yet?

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. -Fred Bear-
 
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by on 09/04/2012 4:00 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/03/2004
Location: ND
Ive dozed but I dont like being stuck in a tree. Its a lot less dangerous snoozing in a ground blind or in the grass next to a trail.
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