Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Seat for Ground Hunting

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StickandString 12-Aug-17
yahooty 12-Aug-17
1/4 away 12-Aug-17
bigdog21 12-Aug-17
bigdog21 12-Aug-17
DanaC 12-Aug-17
zonic 12-Aug-17
Tom Baldwin 12-Aug-17
RalphW 12-Aug-17
JustSomeDude 12-Aug-17
Blackstick 12-Aug-17
Andy Man 12-Aug-17
sir misalots 12-Aug-17
JustSomeDude 12-Aug-17
Jim Casto Jr 12-Aug-17
dean 12-Aug-17
StickandString 12-Aug-17
throwback 12-Aug-17
fdp 12-Aug-17
throwback 12-Aug-17
JustSomeDude 12-Aug-17
razorhead 12-Aug-17
TGbow 12-Aug-17
BOHO 12-Aug-17
TGbow 12-Aug-17
Jeffhalfrack 12-Aug-17
jhinaz 12-Aug-17
JustSomeDude 12-Aug-17
Sawtooth (Original) 12-Aug-17
BOHO 13-Aug-17
Wapiti - - M. S. 13-Aug-17
DanaC 13-Aug-17
DanaC 13-Aug-17
Will tell 13-Aug-17
Greyfox 13-Aug-17
Stilltrying 13-Aug-17
Nomad 13-Aug-17
PeteA 13-Aug-17
cut it out 13-Aug-17
dean 14-Aug-17
razorhead 14-Aug-17
razorhead 14-Aug-17
N. Y. Yankee 14-Aug-17
Riverwolf 14-Aug-17
Will tell 14-Aug-17
LKH 14-Aug-17
Two Feathers 14-Aug-17
Bagman 14-Aug-17
mgerard 14-Aug-17
DanaC 15-Aug-17
String Cutter 15-Aug-17
From: StickandString
Date: 12-Aug-17




I am looking for recommendations on a good stool or chair for use hunting on the ground. I currently have a Double Bull folding chair with back rest and it is ok but it sits too low. I bring along a 2" thick foam pad to add some height and comfort but I still sit too low. My knees are bent upward and after a couple hours that becomes really uncomfortable and I have to stand up.

I am looking for a few specific things. First, it has to be easily packable. There are some really great chairs on the market but no way I could pack them in. Second, it has to sit up higher than my Double Bull, or a 5 gallon bucket. I want my knees to be straight or slightly downward and sitting. Third, I need a back rest and a big seat.

Any suggestions are most welcome. Thanks.

From: yahooty
Date: 12-Aug-17




This is not exactly what you are talking about, but I have an old tree stand that I set up about 3 ft. off the ground (on a tree of course). I then build a ground blind around the tree.

I can shoot from my tall sitting position or very carefully stand and shoot.

From: 1/4 away Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Aug-17




I like the Mellenium G-100 Ground Blind chair. The legs are adjustable for height and the seat is large and comfy with a back rest, it also quietly swivels. When you're done the legs collapse and fit into a pouch beneath the seat which has a shoulder strap for easy transporting.

From: bigdog21
Date: 12-Aug-17

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i use the millennium m300 tree seat straps to tree any hight. easy to pack and carry

From: bigdog21
Date: 12-Aug-17

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here the other one 1/4 way mentioned

From: DanaC
Date: 12-Aug-17




Yahooty, I like that idea, but I gave all my stands away! Now I gotta shop...

From: zonic
Date: 12-Aug-17




X2 on the the Millennium M300 tree seat. Love mine.

From: Tom Baldwin Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Aug-17




Millenium chair can't be beat for comfort and great company support. I've tried many others, but none better. That said, the Waldrop pack seat is unbeatable for many situations. But, it does sit too low for me to shoot out of a pop-up blind. I use whichever one fits the conditions.

From: RalphW
Date: 12-Aug-17




Waldrop Pac seat is outstanding - check out his website for details .

From: JustSomeDude
Date: 12-Aug-17




When I want comfort, it's the Hammockseat every time. You can take nice naps in it. Height varies by how you set it up. The only downside is that it needs a free (which you should have as back cover anyway)

From: Blackstick Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Aug-17




Hammockseat X2

From: Andy Man
Date: 12-Aug-17




yes I get along very nicely with the Hammock seat

use it for long sits

also like the walk about stool for less long sits not nearly as comfortable though

a foam Fat boy cussion dies nicely for me on the ground just clips on my beltand weighs almost nothing

From: sir misalots
Date: 12-Aug-17




you need a tree but big jims ground hunter seat is a good option. There are some goo DYI options also

From: JustSomeDude
Date: 12-Aug-17




I Have a Walkstool as well. No backrest. You can sometimes put it against a tree. But it doesn't work well on uneven ground and you can flip it. It is really nice though.

From: Jim Casto Jr
Date: 12-Aug-17




If you want comfort and an end to your search, get the Millennium G 100 blind chair. It costs, but I think it's worth it.

From: dean
Date: 12-Aug-17




We use Huntmors and Nifty seats the most. The Huntmor is very good for use when a tree is not available and some our best spots are brush areas and cedat shrub spots. Our deer seems to be able to plot tree stand activity very early in the season, so it is best to avoid the heavily trampled areas where all of the tree stands get placed.

From: StickandString
Date: 12-Aug-17




Thanks for the input and great suggestions. After looking at the options you all gave me I think the Millennium G 100 blind chair will work best for me.

I live on the prairie and many of the places I hunt don't have trees. So I need something that I can use in those places. Millennium G is a bit pricey but I'm getting older and need a comfortable seat in order to do long sits.

From: throwback
Date: 12-Aug-17




Thanks for bringing this up StickandString. I'm a brush blind ground hunter for the most part and the older I get, the less I'm liking my 5 gallon buckets. Thanks to everybody for your suggestions, too.

From: fdp
Date: 12-Aug-17




If you hunt timber country you are hard pressed to be a simple Torges seat. You can mount as far up the tree as you want to, use it on any tree, it weighs next to nothing and packs very easily.

From: throwback
Date: 12-Aug-17




fdp, I agree, especially when the other boys and girls are chasing the deer around with guns. I move around more then and they're perfect for a quick set up on escape routes.

From: JustSomeDude
Date: 12-Aug-17




If no trees, I use the Walkstool. I have one tall enough to keep my legs stretched...I can't sit low for long

From: razorhead
Date: 12-Aug-17




I tried the Millenium, nice seat, but way too heavy for those of us that cover country,,,,,, but if you are already lugging a blind in and setting it up, than you could get by,,,,,

Bass Pro sells a Black Out hunting seat,,,,, it is effective and I have killed 2 deer off of it, but again its 6lbs, too heavy for someone like me, packing in,,,,

The Black Out, spins 360 dead quiet , it adjusts up to 19 inches and each leg is self adjustable,,, It has goose feet for terrain, and collapses together well, and fits in its own case with shoulder strap....... Great seat when used out of a double bull......

I also liked the waldrop, but its too low to the ground for your use......

Walkstool I am looking at, just because it is so light under 2lbs and collapses to nothing,,,,, but it has no back, and if your in a blind for a long time, a back is nice to have

From: TGbow
Date: 12-Aug-17




I have a Shappel trail chair. It did good but after a while it started making noise where the seat material contacts the legs.

Cant get it quiet.

From: BOHO
Date: 12-Aug-17




I am getting one off Amazon to try. Looks like a tractor seat. Compact and light.

From: TGbow
Date: 12-Aug-17




Boho, what'svthe name of the chair?

From: Jeffhalfrack
Date: 12-Aug-17




X2 nif-t-seat. Been having a ball hunting since I got it and A leafy suit jeffw

From: jhinaz
Date: 12-Aug-17




X2 What jeffw said: nif-t-seat and leafy suit. - John

From: JustSomeDude
Date: 12-Aug-17




I use the nifTSeat with the long leg extension. It's more comfortable when you are wearing coveralls. The NifT aid great for hiding in tall grass

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Aug-17




Waldrop pacseat- all day long.

From: BOHO
Date: 13-Aug-17




High dessert foldable tractor seat

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Aug-17




Sportsmens guide chairis what I use,its more for a blind though.It adjusts from 17 - 30 inches has flat feet on the legs of the stool.It has a 300 lb wt capacity and turns 360 degrees.

From: DanaC
Date: 13-Aug-17




Has anyone tried the 'Banded' swivel seat? Looks comfortable.

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1813427&type=product&WT.ac=YMAL-1813427&WT.z_pg_ref=prd2535384

From: DanaC
Date: 13-Aug-17




This one might work out,Cabelas btrand swivel stool

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=2532007&type=product&WT.ac=YMAL-2532007&WT.z_pg_ref=prd2535384

From: Will tell
Date: 13-Aug-17

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Here is two of my favorites. I use the bucket more for gun hunting or blind hunting and the stool for when I'm on the move.

From: Greyfox
Date: 13-Aug-17




I bow hunt on a folding chair like Will tell. Easy to carry and I use natural cover. I practice shooting from that chair.

From: Stilltrying
Date: 13-Aug-17




I got one of the big jims seats a couple of years ago. Eventually added some more foam. It will lean against anything solid and is pretty comfortable And high enough to stand if needed.

From: Nomad
Date: 13-Aug-17




That tree hammock looks ideal for throwing in the back of my vest while still hunting up in Maine. Pretty small and sets up quick. Always tough to find a good log to sit on when you want to watch an area for a while before moving on.

From: PeteA
Date: 13-Aug-17




Another vote for thd Pac Seat. They now have a website with videos.check it out.

From: cut it out
Date: 13-Aug-17




Big Jim's seat is a good one. I made mine from pictures on his sight. Keeps you almost standing up.

From: dean
Date: 14-Aug-17




I have the Big Jim leaner seat. It is very versatile, but I would suggest two things. I put either an old pair of gloves or an ld stocking cap over the fork that leans against the tree. when I am seat the dirt end of the work gets lower with time and weight and makes the bark contact get a bit squeaky on certain types of bark. the other thing is the seat pad hurts me delicate little bum, I have a pad that I snap to my belt to give me an extra layer of cushion.

From: razorhead
Date: 14-Aug-17




what Will tell has is nice, but not for me, since I cover a lot of country,,,,, I tried that folding chair, too low to the ground, noisy in cold weather, not comfortable for long sits....

will keep looking, everyone has different needs

From: razorhead
Date: 14-Aug-17




looked at the Banded swivel seat, 12 pounds way too heavy for a mobile hunter, but for a guy that just needs a chair, in a permanent spot, its a nice one

From: N. Y. Yankee
Date: 14-Aug-17




Long ago, I found a boat cushion at a department store. It is 2 inches thick and camo covered. I just put it on a stump or fallen log and it makes a good seat and is easily packed in.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 14-Aug-17

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Danac.....I have one of the earlier Cabelas swivel seats .Very solid well made seat . Mine took some thinking /tinkering to better fit its intended purpose of hunting .

I have since removed the bag/storage sack , added camo paint,and have a better strap system. Also added padding to quiet any rattles .....Good solid shooting platform , but like a good bow tune--- it will require some tinkering to fit "your" needs ;^)

From: Will tell
Date: 14-Aug-17

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Here's a few more. The only problem with the stools with legs is you have to find a flat spot. If the ground is soft the legs sink. The tree seat is nice but hard to find a nice tree that has enough cover.

From: LKH Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Aug-17




Well, having to stand after a couple hours is actually a good thing. It isn't healthy to sit for long periods, especially as you get older.

From: Two Feathers
Date: 14-Aug-17




There are times I will use the seat half of my Lone Wolf climber.

From: Bagman
Date: 14-Aug-17




Check out Backpack Chair. It's a backpack with a folding chair built into it. Best hunting chair I have ever used.

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Aug-17




Hawk (hunt from above) has some interesting products that might be good options.

From: DanaC
Date: 15-Aug-17




Riverwolf, that looks good! Might buy one now. Thanks.

I once owned one of those three-corner chairs. Unstable, too short and your 'private parts' would go numb after twenty minutes. Gave it to an unsuspecting soul ;-)

From: String Cutter
Date: 15-Aug-17




Torge seat.





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