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  • Ok, i know this question has been asked many many times before but what do you do in a tree stand when you know it's going to be

    Ok, i know this question has been asked many many times before but what do you do in a tree stand when you know it's going to be a long hunt? this thursday I'm planning on going hunting from 11 until dark and with the moon reflecting off the snow i could be there until 6:30. What would you do with 7 1/2 hours?

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    Take a book to read and look up every half page. Take some Tylenol with you for when your back starts to hurt from being in the same position for a long period. Take snacks and water and a pee bottle depending on your opinion on whether human urine spooks deer. If you're lucky and make all these preparations, the big buck will pop out in the first thirty minutes---we hope. Good luck to you.

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    • #3
      I would double-check the legal shooting hours in your location, as it is possible that you may have to clip some time off at the end of your intended watch, even if visibility is still good with the reflected moonlight off the snow.
      This sounds like a "Hunters' Moon" situation, discussed on this site a while back.

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      • #4
        bring snacks and some energy drinks, keep eyes open and hope you see something.

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        • #5
          i always take a book to read or a small hand held which can keep you occupied for awhile

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          • #6
            dress warm, bring snacks. Like 99 said, i don't think hunting by moonlight is legal anywhere. Shooting times are usually in relation to sunrise and sunset, regardless of visibility.

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            • #7
              definately dress warm! if you're not warm, you won't stay long. a good book and spending time with a range finder if you have one may kill a little time. this year i was sitting in a thicket and started messing with my GPS out of boredom and found a lot of things i didn't know about it. that killed a couple hours by itself. just not the best time to learn about those things but it helped.

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              • #8
                I usually take a book or two along and read. At times I have surfed the Web on my Blackberry but I really prefer not to see a computer in the tree stand.

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                • #9
                  I NORMALLY TAKE A SMALL HAND HELD GAME LIKE YATZEE, POKER, GOLF, ECT. THAT I CAN PLAY WITH NO SOUND. YOU CAN ALSO READ. I OFTEN DON'T EVEN USE ANYTHING I JUST ENJOY NATURE AND WATCHING THE BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS KEEPS ME OCCUPIED.

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                  • #10
                    video poker is awesome

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                    • #11
                      Drink coffee, pee in a bottle and wait. Drink coffee, pee some more in the bottle and wait. Drink coffee, eat snacks, pee in a bottle and wait. Take a big bottle to hold pee!

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