Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: hunting indian style

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    MINNESOTA
    Posts
    3,463

    hunting indian style

    i was wondering who hunts without a treestand or ground blind? i have taken 2 deer just hidden in some tree limbs. does anyone else hunt this way? i think it is just as effective and you can move easily if needed. i still use stands and blinds on some set-ups, but like to hunt in the style of the american indian when i can.

    2010 G5 Primal, 72lbs, 28in draw, Trophy Taker Smack Down, G5 Optix XR, 5575 GT XT Hunters, Magnus Stingers 100gr,


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    on a bloodtrail
    Posts
    1,634
    i do if a suitable tree can be found. i find it very effective

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    Posts
    19,366
    it is very effective...it just is a pain to draw your bow. it always seems like they can see you!!
    Outdoor Adventure Specialists contact me for your next hunting adventure.
    Connecting you with the best outfitter for your desired adventure...from North America to Australia
    WWW.OASHUNTS.COM

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    MINNESOTA
    Posts
    3,463
    Quote Originally Posted by PAstringking View Post
    it is very effective...it just is a pain to draw your bow. it always seems like they can see you!!
    both deer i shot watched me draw and never moved. i think sometimes curiousity kills not only the cat but the deer too
    2010 G5 Primal, 72lbs, 28in draw, Trophy Taker Smack Down, G5 Optix XR, 5575 GT XT Hunters, Magnus Stingers 100gr,

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Nebraska
    Posts
    298
    Crazy reading this topic tonight. Tonight, I hunted a small creek through the middle of a partially harvested cornfield. I nestled into a small opening about 2 rows into the field without a blind. Had an encounter with a small 3x2 buck, noticed him 80 yards away, grunted with a couple of soft grunts and he started working in my direction. He ended up walking into the corn and was within 6 feet of me. Talk about a rush!!!. When he reached the corn row I was in, he looked directly at me, knew something wasn't right and bounded down the row about 10 yards. Around 10 minutes later he was within 5 yards again in the picked corn. Quite an experience!!!

  6. #6
    If you knew you wouldn't get whacked by some other hunter or poacher, I bet it would be pretty effective to cover in a deer hide/head like the natives did.

    Ye Olde Archery Shoppe.com
    Modern Archery Equipment at Old Tyme Prices

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    2,662
    I wish I could get some pics of the setups we use we just put up a few limbs and sit on a downed tree. Or just sit on a downed tree in the open and have killed deer this way

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Fort Gibson OK
    Posts
    6,796
    I have stalked a few does, yet to score on a white-tail buck but was fortunate enough to arrow a nice muley last year on the ground. I love stalking but in the hills of eastern Oklahoma it is pretty tough.
    Coming to a creek bottom near you.
    Pope and Young-Card carrying member and proud

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    N/W CENTRAL OHIO
    Posts
    168
    you know the way deer go through the woods these days looking up in the trees i'm thinking more about going to the natural ground blinds like the downed trees .these old does are tough on my tree stands

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    536
    I hunt almost exclusively from the ground. I've never been totally comfortable in a tree stand, and just got my first blind this spring. Every deer I've shot has been from the ground - no blind. It's definitely a rush and I think I enjoy it more than treestand hunting.
    Hoyt Charger-70# 30.5"
    Hoyt Trykon-64# 30" VaporTrail Strings/ Limb Driver / TruGlow Extreme 5 pin / Maxima Hunter 350's / Rage 2-blade 100 grains / Alpine SoftLoc 5 arrow
    www.strandedoutdoors.com

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Westerlo, ny
    Posts
    5,631

    Hunting Indian Style

    Tryed it once and my legs fell asleep. Usually stand or sit normal, unless playing duck duck goose.
    08 Ross Cardiac37,whisker biscuit,S-coil,kwikee Quiver,Pro Hunter micro sight,Beman ICS Hunter arrows,Steelhead 125's

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Galena, Ill.
    Posts
    557
    I killed a nice 10 pointer last year just sitting on one of those small folding chairs that you would use in a blind. I was just sitting on a fence line next to a corn field. VERY hard to sit still that long but it paid off, I just relied on my camo and sitting REALLY still. VERY cool to do, but I don't know if I could do it again or not.
    2007 Hoyt Vectrix XL-SWORD Twilight Hunter
    Gold Tip XT Hunters 375 grain-TRU Ball Stinger

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Northeast U.S.
    Posts
    14,330
    Despite common misconceptions, American Indians were not trying to make hunting harder. They wanted food, and didn't want to make it any more challenging than it already was. They took advantage of all available advantages whenever possible, including using the rifle once introduced to it. They also herded large numbers of Buffalo off of cliffs, and they dressed in deer hide to decoy, lure and sneak up to deer. They also utilized blinds.

    Just a fact check. I do like hunting without stands or blinds, I do about half of my hunting this way each season. My favorite method of hunting, bar none, is tracking and I've been lucky enough to take my biggest buck to date this way. Hope we get good snow this year!
    NYS Certified Bowhunting Instructor
    New York Bowhunters Inc. - County Rep

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    8,391
    Quote Originally Posted by Dacotah View Post
    If you knew you wouldn't get whacked by some other hunter or poacher, I bet it would be pretty effective to cover in a deer hide/head like the natives did.

    I've always wanted to do that!!! Somehow, I don't know if it would be as easy as they show in the Movies.
    huntingbrotherhood Pro-Staff
    Shoot me a PM for FREE Stuff! "THAT'S HOW I ROLL"
    SCP4L

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Central, Ohio
    Posts
    2,270
    I do about 1/3 of the time. Use a ghillie and leafy wear. My best buck from the ground......
    Last edited by Cmarti; October 12th, 2007 at 11:44 AM.

    Hunt Hard, Have Fun

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    upstate NY
    Posts
    4,214
    Quote Originally Posted by FL-HNT-N-FSH View Post
    i was wondering who hunts without a treestand or ground blind? i have taken 2 deer just hidden in some tree limbs. does anyone else hunt this way? i think it is just as effective and you can move easily if needed. i still use stands and blinds on some set-ups, but like to hunt in the style of the american indian when i can.
    i believe in certain situations indians did hunt from elevated locations. tree branches and ledges etc. us white men werent the ones to discover that one.

Similar Threads

  1. Indian artifact found while hunting.
    By sirkle in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: March 26th, 2010, 10:51 PM
  2. Hook style release or Caliper style release for Hunting
    By bigracks24 in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: October 12th, 2009, 02:09 PM
  3. Nebraska bow hunting santee indian reservation
    By RPatton in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 18th, 2009, 03:49 PM
  4. Indian style?
    By qkdraw in forum General Archery Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: October 14th, 2003, 03:21 AM
  5. What is your hunting style?
    By heavyarrow in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: August 5th, 2003, 11:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •