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Old 08-22-2012, 01:58 PM
WonderMonkey WonderMonkey is offline
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Default Napping As A Hunting Strategy

How many of you enjoy napping in your stand as a hunting strategy? Usually a few days into the hunt a nap in my stand is the best thing ever. I'm in the woods "being one with nature" and a nice peaceful feeling comes over me. Which leads to a small nap.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:10 PM
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ive killed more deer than i care to admit because the leaves shuffling woke me from a nap. i usually dont sleep on purpose, but when i hunt with friends, we sometimes find a nice sunny spot to sit and eat lunch together in the woods and doze off for 30 minutes or so. it is nice, but i hate waking up wondering what i missed.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:31 PM
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I don't make the nap a part of my strategy, but it's hard to fight when you're cozy and warm and its quiet in the deer woods. But it is so nice to commune with nature in that fashion.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:16 PM
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I will have to admit I have done my share of sleeping in the stand,and even more in the shoot house. I have fallen asleep and woke up with 4-5 deer in front of me. I got my biggest todate that way.Scared the crap out of me when I woke up and there he was perfect broadside at 25 yds and let the muzzy fly
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:59 PM
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Falling asleep in a tree stand could end up bad, just make sure you are wearing your harness.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:25 PM
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Right on HM. Like when your off in a deep sleep and jump not knowing where you are for a moment.
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