Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Best seat for ground hunting?

Messages posted to thread:
Boogie 07-Nov-18
chunkyjr 07-Nov-18
Sasquatch73 07-Nov-18
76aggie 07-Nov-18
Barebow52 07-Nov-18
Burly 07-Nov-18
Gofish 07-Nov-18
dean 07-Nov-18
George D. Stout 07-Nov-18
dean 07-Nov-18
RymanCat 07-Nov-18
ground hunter 07-Nov-18
1/2miledrag 07-Nov-18
Andy Man 07-Nov-18
Sam Dunham 07-Nov-18
Andy Man 07-Nov-18
Missouribreaks 07-Nov-18
JLBSparks 07-Nov-18
Sam Dunham 07-Nov-18
1/2miledrag 07-Nov-18
Sawtooth (Original) 07-Nov-18
CLAYBORN 07-Nov-18
Pdiddly 07-Nov-18
grizzley21 07-Nov-18
ground hunter 07-Nov-18
TrapperKayak 08-Nov-18
TrapperKayak 08-Nov-18
TrapperKayak 08-Nov-18
TrapperKayak 08-Nov-18
Pdiddly 08-Nov-18
Pdiddly 08-Nov-18
Thumper 08-Nov-18
David McLendon 08-Nov-18
boatbuilder 08-Nov-18
Kelly 08-Nov-18
Tlhbow 08-Nov-18
Silverback 08-Nov-18
BOHO 08-Nov-18
dean 09-Nov-18
Keefers 09-Nov-18
Kelly 09-Nov-18
Tomas 09-Nov-18
Keefers 09-Nov-18
Tlhbow 09-Nov-18
barebow 09-Nov-18
Turkeyman 09-Nov-18
Babysaph 09-Nov-18
Keefers 09-Nov-18
Kelly 09-Nov-18
Keefers 09-Nov-18
Pdiddly 09-Nov-18
dean 09-Nov-18
dean 09-Nov-18
mangonboat 10-Nov-18
nomo 10-Nov-18
Pdiddly 10-Nov-18
lost run 10-Nov-18
ground hunter 10-Nov-18
dean 10-Nov-18
David A. 10-Nov-18
Roadrunner 10-Nov-18
dean 10-Nov-18
From: Boogie
Date: 07-Nov-18




I am going to spend more time hunting public this year. I Don't want to carry in a treestand. I'm looking for best seat option for ground hunting. What is everybody using?

From: chunkyjr
Date: 07-Nov-18




I am very happy with Big Jim's Ground Hunters Seat. All you need is a tree to lean against. My only problem was that my wife stole mine so had to buy another.

From: Sasquatch73
Date: 07-Nov-18

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Top part of Lone Wolf stand, just need a tree. Or 5 gallon bucket converted to pack with thick rope. I like the tall skinny buckets so I sit higher. If they are the wrong color paint them. They double to keep gear in to. Here is a deer that was shot from bucket. (neighbor)

From: 76aggie
Date: 07-Nov-18




I just bought a three legged chair by Millennium. It swivels without a sound. I have not had a chance to hunt out of it but that will change in a couple of weeks. It can be a bit pricy but a friend owns an archery shop and gave me a deal. Another attractive stool is the Waldrop pac seat. It costs a bit more than the Millenium. I almost got that one on recommendations of others on this site. We don't have a lot of trees where I hunt and we hunt a lot in brush that is not even chest high. The Millenium is very, very comfortable. The Waldrop is reportedly very comfortable as well. My 3 legged Millenium is of exceptional quality and will surely outlive me.

Kim, that is an outstanding buck. I cannot handle 5 gallon buckets anymore. I sat on 5 gallon pickle buckets from burger biggie for so many years, I still have little circle imprints on my rear.

From: Barebow52
Date: 07-Nov-18




I prefer the top half of an API treestand. I have a hammock seat that I tried a couple times. I didn't like it at all

From: Burly
Date: 07-Nov-18




For years I used a old bucket with a cushion on it for a seat, it worked well. But this year my legs are giving me issues. Now I am in search of a better way also.

From: Gofish
Date: 07-Nov-18




Waldrop pac seat

From: dean
Date: 07-Nov-18




I should have taken a picture, someone put a Lazyboy in a piece of our public woods with what looks like some chords to hang a mesh blind on. Apparently they are concerned that someone will steal the blind, but not too concerned about the Lazyboy recliner.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Nov-18




If you get a tree seat, you need a tree to us it. Some of the best places that I hunt don't have them where the best spot may be. That's pretty much why I got one that sits alone on the ground. I don't use it a lot, but it will sit just about anywhere. Mine cost about $16.00 at Walmart over a dozen years ago.

From: dean
Date: 07-Nov-18




Oh yes, I found it by following deer cart tracks. i assume that is how they transported the recliner. It had a plastic camp tarp over it. Very comfy, but not set up for shooting a 66" longbow out of.

From: RymanCat
Date: 07-Nov-18




Cabelas 360 the wide one. It's very heavy but more comfortable than any other seat I sat in.

Only problem is its heavy. Most if not all the seats out there are heavy if they are any good. If you have a skinny butt and take buckets or other narrow deals then go ahead i can't.

I been fortunate to be able to drive to blinds or have others carry for me to help me so that's a blessing cause this seat I am mentioning is heavy but to me well worth it.

It's just like the Millenium. You can lean out in chair easy enough as long as you don't have the arm rests up.

Its the cadillac of seats.

From: ground hunter
Date: 07-Nov-18




The Waldrop is very well made, I just can not shoot out of it that well in bluff country. I have the Millenium tree seat, which is on my back at 3.4lbs...... I have loved it all season

as for a blind, well any summer chair or camp chair works in those blinds, if you never move it....

I stay mobile and have not hunted from the same place twice all season

My streak continues, missed a turkey tonite twice,,, ha ha

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 07-Nov-18

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I really like my waldrop. Attached a full size backpack to it. It can be leaned against a tree or deploy the lower bar as a stand alone seat. I hunted on a hill tonight and the lower bar is adjustable to allow for sitting level while on a grade. I sat for 3 1/2 hours without standing up. I'm sure the millenium seat is a winner too.

From: Andy Man
Date: 07-Nov-18




Love my Waldrop pack seat I have a walk about stool,hammock seat,nifty seat, summit tree seat and Lone wolf tree seat

definately like the Waldrop best of any of those

well designed and made mainly use just leaning against a large tree (99%) of the time

From: Sam Dunham Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Nov-18




I don't need any of that waste of money to sit in the woods, I just have fun sitting against an old tree and might even fall asleep cause I am just having fun and not taking it serious enough to spend all that money on comfort,,dude!

From: Andy Man
Date: 07-Nov-18

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From: Missouribreaks
Date: 07-Nov-18




One knee works well, I practice shooting that way. Mostly for spot and stalk.

From: JLBSparks
Date: 07-Nov-18




Green or brown high-back plastic lawn chairs from Wal-Mart. Work great in a blind.

-Joe

From: Sam Dunham Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Nov-18




Man the Trad archery society is filled with greats!>>>>>>>>>------ --------->Sammo

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 07-Nov-18




To each his own Sam Dunham. It's money well spent in my book.....

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Nov-18




Waldrop pacseAt. No doubt. I have two. They aren’t really expensive all things considered. Two hundred clams is nothing.

From: CLAYBORN
Date: 07-Nov-18




Anyone seen the SPOT Seat 360, nice packable option. Find a spot and hunt the spot. I have one. If interested let me know. Clay

From: Pdiddly
Date: 07-Nov-18

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Walkstool...light weight, packs up very small yet is strong and stable. If you orient it properly you can lean against a tree.

From: grizzley21 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Nov-18




I found that when I use my 3 leg stool, the feet sink in the ground , than it gets hard to use, I like to lean against the trees for a better background and more cover to hide.

From: ground hunter
Date: 07-Nov-18




I used a walk stool, but sorry, I hunt a lot of hours, I need a back support, but that is me

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 08-Nov-18

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This is about the only time I sit when I'm out hunting. I either stand up, lean against a tree, or rest my butt against a downed tree while still standing. I blew a shot at a 6 pt bull while sitting down once. swore I'd never let that happen again.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 08-Nov-18

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I stand right here for spring turkeys.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 08-Nov-18

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Stand up against this downed tree this fall for deer now. Great natural blind spot.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 08-Nov-18

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Found this a couple years ago. Someone elses seat.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 08-Nov-18




grizzley21...there is an accessory that fits on the bottom of a Walkstool that stops the legs from sinking And the rubber feet are wide to begin with.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 08-Nov-18




And if you orient a 3-legged stool properly you can lean against a tree.

From: Thumper
Date: 08-Nov-18




I like the 3 legged folding stools. I've got a $5 from Academy Sports right now. Not the lightest but packs up small. Can be leaned against a tree as has been stated. I find em pretty comfortable. Hoping to upgrade to a Walkstool here soon.

I also have a self inflating foam pad that I use and sit on the ground or lean against a tree. It has a strap and buckle so I can just wear it like a belt, or deflate it and roll it up and stick it in my back quiver. I shoot 66" longbows and just use a heavy cant and have no issues.

As you can tell I prefer a minimalist approach. Works well for me but I don't sit in one spot for a whole day either. I don't need a LazyBoy chair just yet :)

From: David McLendon
Date: 08-Nov-18




Back on October 25th another thread was started about Ground Hunting Seats and about every seat ever made was mentioned, again. You might care to go back and read that.

http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/thread2.cfm?threadid=305200&category=88#4503646

From: boatbuilder
Date: 08-Nov-18




I use a Millennium tree seat that I bought from Big Jim and find it very comfortable.

From: Kelly
Date: 08-Nov-18




Absolutely the two most important criteria for me is a back rest and seat that doesn’t make my legs/balls go to sleep!

From: Tlhbow
Date: 08-Nov-18




Got a walkstool this year for hunting . It's the large and does not sink as bad as cheaper stools . The legs retract so carry well on my pack. Killed a deer and pig while using it the last two weeks on public land. There light weight And comply enough for several hours .

From: Silverback
Date: 08-Nov-18




Ive used my millennium tree stand. Put it a few inches off the ground. It gives me a comfortable seat and it's quiet because your feet are up out of the leaves

From: BOHO
Date: 08-Nov-18




I have bad knees and I either use a millennium tree seat or the millennium ground blind chair. Mine has three legs but if I get another one it will be the four leg model. More stable. I leave the legs down all the way and if I use the seat I put it about thigh high on the tree.

From: dean
Date: 09-Nov-18




I see that Walkstools Comfort models have individually adjustable legs and a no sink stabilizer. I think I will order a couple of those. Should I go for a 25" or a 22"?

From: Keefers
Date: 09-Nov-18

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I have own my Huntmore 360 seat for about 9 years now maybe longer and have taken 3 bucks and had several very close encounters with deer .It is my favorite seat and I have heard so much about its weight and its price and where it was made and so on but I absolutely love it.Now they are being made no longer but were built to last as long as it was taken care of. Each year I service mine by cleaning dirt and grime from the bolts and checking washers etc.Last year in November I just turned a few degrees in it while hiding behind a root ball and no squeak or noise when a buck was slowly cruising 7 yards quartering towards me. He had no idea I was there until I released my arrow.The shot I got was at 12 yards when he finally stopped to facing a scrape he was about to approach.Thanks to a quiet comfortable seat my arrow was on it's way!

From: Kelly
Date: 09-Nov-18




Nice buck, Keefers. Love those bladed main beams.

From: Tomas
Date: 09-Nov-18




I like the Huntmore too. The comfort factor, versatility, and quality out weighs all the negatives. Nice buck!

From: Keefers
Date: 09-Nov-18

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Kelly here is a different view for you !

From: Tlhbow
Date: 09-Nov-18




I'm 5'_8" and have the 18" like it real well, seats quit also

From: barebow
Date: 09-Nov-18




Trapper, you found my old stool I forgot where I left it. Was my flask of Jack still in it?

From: Turkeyman
Date: 09-Nov-18




Keefers that a dandy of a buck.

From: Babysaph
Date: 09-Nov-18




So they are not making them anymore?!

From: Keefers
Date: 09-Nov-18




Jack if you are asking about the Huntmore 360 I haven't seen anyone taking over the business from Scott! There is a similar one like it but not the Huntmore 360 that was built like a tank!

From: Kelly
Date: 09-Nov-18




Wow Keith, serious palmation and this is from MD?

Am curious to what the surroundings looked like from you grouond blind site. Would you have a picture of that? Thanks

From: Keefers
Date: 09-Nov-18




Kelly I don't have any pictures of the surroundings but I had a rootball about 5" round and I sat very close to it with a small holly growing beside it as well. I also made a roll up net with that heavy material that is Mossy oak color from Walmart. I took 4 of those square tomato stakes that were oak and used hog staples to nail material to stake every 3 or 4 feet so I could roll it up and carry into woods and just make a blind and brush it in. The material is made of that seed sack material and has a smell but I put it in a 5 gallon bucket and put some unscented laundry wash and baking soda in it and soaked it real good then draped it over my trailer tail gate ramp and rinsed it off and let it air dry for a few days.This is a last year buck and wished I took pictures of that set up but didn't . I have taken several deer while using the rootballs of fallen trees and one thing to remember the side with the hole can sometimes hold rain water and deer will come to drink if water is fresh from that hole so keep that in mind cause they can be on the opposite side of you with out even knowing it. One year I killed a 7 point while sitting in the side with the hole and sort of like sitting in a cave cause it was a big tree. If it rained I was dry. Deer and turkeys walked directly in front of me with out noticing me in my seat. A swivel quiet seat is a plus when sitting.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 09-Nov-18




dean...how tall are you and what is you inseam length on your pants?

That's what I would use to gauge the height you need.

They are 18, 22, 26 and 30. I am 5' 5" and use the the 18" model.

They are very well made and not your usual 3 legged stool. The accessory that goes on the bottom to prevent sinking is handy.

From: dean
Date: 09-Nov-18




I was thinking the 22" if the the legs can be set at different lengths that may help when sitting on an even situation. I have some back issues, sometimes higher is better than lower for me.

From: dean
Date: 09-Nov-18




Sorry I mistyped when I got interrupted. The adjustable leg length is a very handy aspect of the Huntmor, that is the one thing that is missing on the Walkstool. I was thinking that possibly could rectify ones rectum if the seat was large enough to allow some shift or sag. The other option would be a small digging device like those little plastic poop scoops that canoeist use in Canada, to dig a small hole to level things out a bit. Of course, that would not work on rocks or frozen ground.

From: mangonboat
Date: 10-Nov-18




I've been using a cheapo plastic folding T-seat for 35 years. No back support, but I like to sit in front of cover , and there's plenty of trees , standing and fallen, where I hunt. I also like that I can silently slide into a kneeling position to be ready to shoot if I hear something, or slide all the way onto the ground and take a little snooze on a warm afternoon...

From: nomo
Date: 10-Nov-18




Sasq, that is the most evil looking deer I ever saw. Glad you killed him. LOL. Congrats.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 10-Nov-18




dean...I have often dug holes to level the stool...i just use a pointy stick...works fine. 22" would be best for you given the back issues.

From: lost run
Date: 10-Nov-18




The 22" Walkstool works good for me, 5'11", 33" inseam. The large seat is more comfy than other 3 legged stools I have tried. That is for me though.

From: ground hunter
Date: 10-Nov-18




I am usually on the move, but I also dug pit blinds out this spring, they look like Jap sniper hides...... my buddy just shot one, out of one of the blinds.... nice buck at 8 steps, deer do not seem to look down, too bad,,,,,, my buddy said he never shot at that type of angle before, but he got it done

From: dean
Date: 10-Nov-18




My wife told me to go ahead, then if she likes it, she will take it from me. That is how I ended up with two Huntmors, but I got to be honest, she has way more ambition about setting them up than I do. My problem is when I set up my Huntmor, I look out and think, 'maybe I would be better off over there'. The wind is a tricky beast, portability can be an asset.

From: David A.
Date: 10-Nov-18




The best today is the Chama chair. Made by a perfectionist. The carry bag is even perfect. Only the colores warrant my criticsim. Would prefer another camo pattern and for the solid color chair, would prefer forest green. But the product itself is truly awesome. Buy it onece and forget the price tag, because it is worth it.

https://youtu.be/JOev3l4-2GQ

From: Roadrunner
Date: 10-Nov-18




Nif-t-seat

From: dean
Date: 10-Nov-18




The Chama chair is still quite heavy, over 11 pounds. We quite often hike in for over a mile. It is still a back pack that needs to be carried, much the same as the Huntmor. i like the Nifty seat with the longer option spike. i carry it assembled horizontal on my draw side with a cheap stretchy belt run through its tab and then with several raps around the spike. The Nifty seat has one draw back, it really helps to have something to lean it against. I have fallen on my back when in real soft ground and turning with a passing deer. I need to keep my legs out in front of me on those situations. Of course, with the legs extended that puts more weight on your butt, it really helps to be able to stand occasionally to get the blood back in your bum, a seat pad attached to the belt helps pad it a little better. Make sure the double nut holding the disc in place a real tight, they do tend to work loose.





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