sojourner wrote:Great video. I hunt an area like this.
Question, any reason no one is talking about taking a step ladder back there, brushing it in and sitting on that? Especially where it is “brushy” and the brush is not big enough to support a stand?
Why not just make a bunch of makeshift ground blinds in the summer then sit in them with a ghillie in the fall, way easier?
Ive been hunting spots without trees in this way since the early 90s and find it far more lethal than hunting out of treestands in more easily accessible spots as deer move pretty much all day in spots without trees ive found. In fact, most of the time I don't even have a ground blind set up and just find cover to sit in with my ghillie. I think a ladder would actually be more of a hindrance than helpful unless youre like doing drives or something?
Hunt where the deer are killable even if that means you gotta hunt on the ground.
I have a ghillie and wear it sometimes. When I had my close encounter, no ghillie, just cabelas camo.
The area I hunt that has this environment has rules that shots must be taken from an elevated position. Also, using the step ladder, the height I get is advantageous for me to see further along the trails. There is also brushy area that I would never be able to get a step ladder in.
I’ve hunted in ground blinds, but they are just not something I like to use.
I definitely like the idea of sitting on the ground in a ghillie. That would have to be on a different property.