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For those that sit on the ground against the tree what are you using? As I am getting older with back issues I have been leaving my treestands and sitting on the ground always against a tree on a hill. I’ve tried my turkey chair but it didn’t last long. Being older comfort is more of an issue, I am currently just using a seat cushion and a back cushion.
I sure like sitting in a tree better but hunting public I have to carry in and out each hunt.
 

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For those that sit on the ground against the tree what are you using? As I am getting older with back issues I have been leaving my treestands and sitting on the ground always against a tree on a hill. I’ve tried my turkey chair but it didn’t last long. Being older comfort is more of an issue, I am currently just using a seat cushion and a back cushion.
I sure like sitting in a tree better but hunting public I have to carry in and out each hunt.
For sitting, I use a Hunt Comfort "Fatboy" cushion. It's expensive but well worth the money. I use it running and gunning for turkeys and if I'm sitting on anything deer hunting like a hang on with no pad, bucket, ground, etc. Great product.
 

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For those that sit on the ground against the tree what are you using? As I am getting older with back issues I have been leaving my treestands and sitting on the ground always against a tree on a hill. I’ve tried my turkey chair but it didn’t last long. Being older comfort is more of an issue, I am currently just using a seat cushion and a back cushion.
I sure like sitting in a tree better but hunting public I have to carry in and out each hunt.
Ground blind and I feel you're pain!
If I am on public I will grab the ghille and take the top of the climber with me. Use the seat to get the knees bent and all is well.
 

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I also have one of those Fat Boy cushions, they're great. In addition, I sometimes use one of those small fold up stools like they use for ice fishing or camping, lightweight aluminum frame with a sling type seat and a zippered pouch underneath for storage.
 

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Old fashioned fleece covered cushion that attaches to your belt works for me. Make sure that EVERYTHING is well sprayed down with Permythrin when you are on the ground... darned ticks.
A 'trick' that I have been doing for years is to bring a small hand shovel like used for gardening and dig out a place for my feet and a depression for my butt. Makes a huge difference in comfort after an hour or so. The other 'trick' is just to find just the right tree or stump to sit against. I always try to find a spot on a slight hill so my knees can be bent at 90 degrees or so and not extended out straight in front. Scrape all the leaves and twigs away in a much bigger area than you think you need for a few reasons, first you may need to scoot around the tree if a deer gets behind you, and secondly, it provides a lot scent control and cover having all the dirt stirred up. Also try to make nest with evergreen boughs to sit on for even more fresh scent.
I have 6 treestands placed in great spots and never climbed once this season. Just enjoy being at eyeball level with the critters a lot more and personally have better luck on the ground. I do get busted occasionally but did in the trees as well and it's a lot easier to reposition for wind changes on the ground than in a tree.
 

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The good news is that with a crossbow the deer don't have to be SUPER close to make a shot. Sometimes it's hard finding a tree that has good ground around it, without roots, tapers, etc. With the added range from a horizontal bow you can move back a tree or three to get one that sits good.;) I'd be looking for an alum/cloth (lightweight) char with arm rests to sit with my back against brush/tree if I hunted from the ground. Restricting your movement is key, and those arm rests will make you much more comfortable IMO. Just let your camouflage work for ya.:)
 

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I also have one of those Fat Boy cushions, they're great. In addition, I sometimes use one of those small fold up stools like they use for ice fishing or camping, lightweight aluminum frame with a sling type seat and a zippered pouch underneath for storage.
I have a small four legged Camo chair that has the key requirement for me. A back rest. This year has ended with severe back pain walking in and out round trip 2.2 miles with a tree climber. I hunt public land exclusively. I thought about a club membership but have been advised to potential internal politics so I have pursued this. I'm happy with public land hunting just need to mix it up more and not walk as much to my spot unless I lighten the load.

I like Fletcher's ghillie suit suggestion too.
 

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What turkey chair are you using? I have the Cabelas one and I can sit in that chair for 4 hours easy. Regular tree stands I have to have the lumbar support or my back hurts between the shoulder blades something awful.

Only problem with them is the leaning back and it makes it hard for the scope eye relief without leaning forward to shoot, depending on the scope.
 

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Movement is key. As the GREAT Fred Bear said, "when you're looking for deer, don't look for the deer, look for MOVEMENT and remember it's what they're looking for too".
He also said "The best camouflage pattern is sit down and be quiet ". I agree
Truer words!!! Fred was the master! Hunted in a plaid wool shirt and pants with good quality work boots! I remember those early films of him ...he used stealth to its fullest!
 

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For those that sit on the ground against the tree what are you using? As I am getting older with back issues I have been leaving my treestands and sitting on the ground always against a tree on a hill. I’ve tried my turkey chair but it didn’t last long. Being older comfort is more of an issue, I am currently just using a seat cushion and a back cushion.
I sure like sitting in a tree better but hunting public I have to carry in and out each hunt.
In over 70years of hunting from the ground my knees are gong bad so I am now going to try a ground blind. We, my wife and I, have.a couple of fold up chairs that we bought a few years ago and are about the size of a lap top when folded and fit in the trunk of our Harley Trike that we carry. I will use one of those in the blind or out in the woods under a tree. They came with a carry bag with two shoulder straps like a back pack but now they only have one strap but a person could sew on another one. The chair collapse down to lap top six and weighs about 10 lbs, will hold 250 lbs and does not sit too close to the ground but not as high as other folding chairs, is fairly comfortable to sit in, has a backrest and costs a little more than a 3 pack of broad heads or a little less than a 1/2 doz bolts, depending on what you shoot. The chair is made by GCI and is called the express director's chair.
 

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For those that sit on the ground against the tree what are you using? As I am getting older with back issues I have been leaving my treestands and sitting on the ground always against a tree on a hill. I’ve tried my turkey chair but it didn’t last long. Being older comfort is more of an issue, I am currently just using a seat cushion and a back cushion.
I sure like sitting in a tree better but hunting public I have to carry in and out each hunt.
I just sit on the ground
 

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This is a Millenium Tree seat, It folds flat and only weighs a couple of pounds. It comes with a sling to carry over the shoulder. I have a Third Hand Archery bow holder on it. It keeps the bow right next to you locked and loaded, crossbow or compound. I was sitting in a ravine next to a deadfall on a live tree with it when I got my buck this year.



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