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Bow hunting out of a tree stand questions...maybe some insight and tips!

Ok guys, most of you know I am an avid hunter! Last year was my first year bow hunting. 2 Years ago I bought a Summit climbing tree stand. Used for gun season the year before and tried using it for bow sean. Problem is the seat is all the way adjusted to sit up as high as it will go. Problem I am having is I have to stand up to draw my bow back because of the "shooters rail" that goes across the front.

Is it possible or anyone have any tips on how to adjust this being able to draw my bow back with out having to stand up? Missed a couple deer last year due to standing up. And really dont want to buy another one!
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The stand I have, the rail rotates up. I just locked it in the rotate up position while bow hunting.

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The stand I have, the rail rotates up. I just locked it in the rotate up position while bow hunting.
I wish mine could do that!
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I had one where I had to cut the rail and sleeve it with bolts so I could take it on or off as needed. It was a lil bit of a pain but cheaper on the wallet.
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I had one where I had to cut the rail and sleeve it with bolts so I could take it on or off as needed. It was a lil bit of a pain but cheaper on the wallet.
have pics of the set up?
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No it died a few years ago. It was a cheap one. Never did like sitting in a tree. I just cut the rifle rest down near where it mounts and found a piece of pipe that fit snug inside it and drilled 2 holes on either side to put bolts in it. Worked pretty nice.
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Shooting a bow while seated in a stand really limits your natural movement ability that is needed to properly shoot. Shooting while standing straight up is not recommended shooting down at a target either. To shoot while standing, bend your knees and 'squat' some, this will allow you a truer sight picture and arrow flight path. Missing from a stand or anywhere is usually attributed to not enough practice and knowing your bow. But on the other hand, we all miss sometimes. Heck, I measured distances on the ground incorrectly when I first set my stand up, cost me a nice 8 pt that year. It's called hunting, not shopping. Best wishes to you this year!

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Shooting a bow while seated in a stand really limits your natural movement ability that is needed to properly shoot. Shooting while standing straight up is not recommended shooting down at a target either. To shoot while standing, bend your knees and 'squat' some, this will allow you a truer sight picture and arrow flight path. Missing from a stand or anywhere is usually attributed to not enough practice and knowing your bow. But on the other hand, we all miss sometimes. Heck, I measured distances on the ground incorrectly when I first set my stand up, cost me a nice 8 pt that year. It's called hunting, not shopping. Best wishes to you this year!
Agree 100% but I always sit on a bucket and practice too because I have a a few times where rhere was no way I could have stood up to shoot my bow !!! It never hurts to practice practice practice !!!! Cause if a monster walks out u r gonna go on instinct and what you have practiced !!!! Just my .02

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I much rather stand up to shoot, but if you need to sit if you can get the rail close to the side of your body you can easily clear the rail with the string and your arm. Thats what is so cool about bow hunting to me, you have to get close but be undetected.

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I much rather stand up to shoot, but if you need to sit if you can get the rail close to the side of your body you can easily clear the rail with the string and your arm. Thats what is so cool about bow hunting to me, you have to get close but be undetected.
Yea, I may just cut the damn thing off! Undetectable.....I bought a ghille suit for this upcoming bow season!
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