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    Anybody ever hunt from a hammock?

    Just wondering. Anybody have any hunting stories involving a hammock. I know here in Indiana deer hunting sometimes involves long waits in the bitter cold. One could sleep overnight in the woods and just hunt right from the hammock...
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    I tried some beaver hunting from a hammock once and was so comfortable I missed a chance to take a shot. It was also hard to get around into position to take the shot without the hammock swinging, when a beaver showed up in an unexpected location.

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    So now not only will Shug be having breakfast from the hammock, he'll be killing breakfast from the hammock?
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    I shoot a lot, so no, not a chance.

    But if I did, half asleep and from a swinging hammock,it would go something like this:
    BANG, ouch, uh oh.....

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    I think from the position of sitting down in the hammock with maybe a shooting stick to level your aim, can't see why it couldn't be done...Get some of that burlap camo stuff with some holes in it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinDWhite View Post
    I tried some beaver hunting from a hammock once and was so comfortable I missed a chance to take a shot. It was also hard to get around into position to take the shot without the hammock swinging, when a beaver showed up in an unexpected location.
    Is this for real? Or a joke? Either way it's pretty funny...
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    If I were going to put the hammock in a blind maybe,,but still,,for deer hunting? One, it moves, 2, not stealthy at all, three, would break my chain of thinking as me getting too lazy. 4. Big bucks would notice. 5. Can't think of a 5 cause I am still thinking about someone considering deer hunting in Indiana with a hammock as our hunting in Indiana is tough enough. I spend hours and days in the stand to shoot a big buck every year. 20ft or more above the ground and it pays off finally, But I have to move from stand to stand as depending on which way the wind is blowing or the weather is changing, or playing the thermals that rise and fall depending on the time of day. Can't see doing any of that in a a hammock for deer hunting.

    As far as stand sitting all nite,,done that one years ago quite a few times,,and that is very tough on you,,tieing your self to keep from falling out while asleep,,taking sleeping bags with me. Go for it and see how hard that is, and most big bucks, rutting, are moving more at nite than day and will notice you more at nite when yu least expect it. You can't see them,,but they can see and hear you.

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    Cant imagine trying to make a good shot from one...but maybe thats cause when I think shooting I think bow...

    But it would seem like haning next to your stand could be a smart way to be in place early, and without worrying about what you may alert on your way to the stand.

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    One of these "chairs" HERE designed by [o]tter would work better, if you could stay awake. Not the stand, just the hammock part and use trees.

    I tried to hunt and hang. I strung one side real high (6') and one end low (2'), created a chair of sorts, trees were closely spaced, maybe 6'-8' apart. It can work. But you need some insulation, the hammock, the gun, etc. Ended up being more hassle, IMO. Setting up created more noise than just unfolding a chair. Plus the sway would be problematic.

    But the hammock/chair is comfortable. Bowhunt from one?..no way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    If I were going to put the hammock in a blind maybe,,but still,,for deer hunting? One, it moves, 2, not stealthy at all, three, would break my chain of thinking as me getting too lazy. 4. Big bucks would notice. 5. Can't think of a 5 cause I am still thinking about someone considering deer hunting in Indiana with a hammock as our hunting in Indiana is tough enough. I spend hours and days in the stand to shoot a big buck every year. 20ft or more above the ground and it pays off finally, But I have to move from stand to stand as depending on which way the wind is blowing or the weather is changing, or playing the thermals that rise and fall depending on the time of day. Can't see doing any of that in a a hammock for deer hunting.

    As far as stand sitting all nite,,done that one years ago quite a few times,,and that is very tough on you,,tieing your self to keep from falling out while asleep,,taking sleeping bags with me. Go for it and see how hard that is, and most big bucks, rutting, are moving more at nite than day and will notice you more at nite when yu least expect it. You can't see them,,but they can see and hear you.
    Well, I don't go after the big bucks, rather have a medium sized doe. On the other hand, I've never had the skill or good fortune to actually shoot a deer at all. I'm usually just sitting in the woods freezing my A** off. I do have friends that I butcher their deer for and they keep me in venison, so maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to hang out all day!
    You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows~Bob Dylan
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