Spotting a Ton of Deer in the Saddle: Hunting Update

  • Jon's avatar

    Good for you. Enjoy

  • T.A.D's avatar

    @Derek How do you like that Saddle setup? We've thought about getting into as we start to hunt more properties. How quickly can you get set up?

  • Derek's avatar

    @T.A.D I love saddle hunting. Like anything, it takes a little getting use to, but once you get comfortable and get a system down, it's great. I can usually get up the tree in about 15 minutes.

  • T.A.D's avatar

    @Derek Sweet, we still use climber set ups but I feel like it might be easier and give you more versatility out of a saddle set up! Thanks for responding!

  • Christopher's avatar

    @Derek how many sticks are you using? How high are getting off the ground?

  • Derek's avatar

    @Christopher I use 3 sticks and I get about 12-15 feet up usually.

  • Christopher's avatar

    @Derek thank you! I have been contemplating getting into the saddle game for awhile now…just haven’t committed to it! Good luck with your season!

  • Derek's avatar

    @Christopher thank you, you too!

  • Christopher's avatar

    @Derek thanks!

  • Zachary's avatar

    Do you leave your lineman’s rope attached for the entire hunt? I have a buddy who does that, once I’m hooked

  • Zachary's avatar

    No idea why it posted before I was done but once I’m hooked to my tether I put my lineman’s in my saddle bag.

  • Zachary's avatar

    Do you run your lineman’s the entire hunt? Once I’m secured to my tether I put my lineman’s in a saddle bag.

  • Derek's avatar

    @Zachary I do. It's just a me thing. I like having it there.

  • Zachary's avatar

    Hey no judgment here! Got a buddy who does that as well.

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Derek T

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3rd District Director for Kentucky Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Part time employee at GoWild and full time Firefighter/EMT. I have a passion for all things hunting, fishing, trapping and the outdoors as a whole.

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