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Tree or Tripod stand hunting and is it good for Western Oregon hunting area's?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by kalanikai, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. kalanikai

    kalanikai Tigard Member

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    Any info from people who rifle hunt from tree stands or Tripod stands. Pro's and cons?
    Hunting in a tree stand/Tripod stand in Western Oregon convenient or what is the better method (stalk and kill)?

    Trying to decide whether to spend money on one. I was thinking in areas like Wilson or Trask terrain.
     
  2. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Hmmm.. I've never used one but have also wondered about it. There is a patch of private property I have access to that had a stand left up from archery season. One buddy of mine sat in it all day and saw nothing. I would imagine they would work if placed properly. However, from what I am aware, blacktail are not as predictable as whitetails as far as use of trails, bedding and feeding areas. So placing a treestand might be tricky out here. I would suggest place close to bedding areas/clear cuts but not so close as to disrupt or make your presence known. There are some very experienced hunters on this forum and hopefully they can chime in with some knowledge.

    I've thought of using blinds in the past but never got around to actually doing so. Someday I'll try it.
     
  3. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    It can work with some serious homework. I don't have the patience to sit in one place all day, myself. :eek:

    Get Boyd Iversons book, Blacktail Trophy Tactics II . That's pretty much the only way he hunts I believe.
     
  4. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Just looked up the book on Amazon, looks like its a good read. Lots of positive feedback. My favorite is this one, "I used to be a tree hugging hippie chick vegetarian, until I read Boyd's book on Blacktails. It has changed my life! I traded in my sandals for a nice used Martin Maverick". lol
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Blacktail don't look up any more then Whitetails. So if you have a stand placed that views a feeding area or a trail it should work. As would a Blind
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I think I might use a stand in about 30 years or so when I can no longer ride a horse or hike. I'll just have my grandson or grandsons wheel me out, prop me up with a 50 cal and let me go to work.
     
  7. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've been using a treestand the last couple of years. Seen more animals than I did without it. Just have to pick the right area and be patient. Sitting in a treestand from before daylight until dark has been one of the toughest things I've ever done.
     
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