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  • #2
    I have a radio AM/FM weather radio and ear bud that works well.

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    • #3
      I also carry ear plug radio,listen to music,football games,I only use in one ear and learned through time I can differ the wood sounds.Sometimes I read a book,or text on a phone.The slow parts of midday hunting can change in an instant,so don,t forget why your there.'

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      • #4
        Sometimes I read...sometimes I watch the squirrels chasing eachother(and sometimes wonder what the deer rifle would do to one, lol)...sometimes I fall asleep...sometimes I just stare at my phone. I couldn't listen to the radio or music like others have mentioned though. I can't have anything in my ears, or anything with volume on while hunting. I like to hear everything around me as clearly as possible.

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        • #5
          Noon time in my tree stand after lunch, I look at my iphone and read OL and F&S comments.
          I broke out laughing went Red Angus told Honker that the 2nd amendment was not for goose hunting only.
          Plus One Jim for the Outdoor Life Posted Thread.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
            I have a radio AM/FM weather radio and ear bud that works well.
            The deer heard the pin drop in that famous saying.
            I wonder if they can hear Jimbo's ear plug playing? :-))

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
              I have a radio AM/FM weather radio and ear bud that works well.
              IF they can, they probably come closer to see what it is as they are naturally curious.
              Gary, I have hunted for years with a guy who smokes on stand, has the smokers cough and is constantly moving around and he gets his deer about 80% of the time - while on the ground, standing by a tree.

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              • #8
                I've tried a lot of distractions when hunting from a box blind on food plots. Heck, it's pretty boring waiting on the right deer to walk out and start eating. However, most of the time I'm hunting public land deer from the ground. I'm diligently watching and listening for game in those situations. It's time to go home if I can't concentrate on the hunt.

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                • #9
                  Usually I just watch. And listen. And watch. And once in a while I'll read a book, but I mostly just watch. And listen.

                  @JM1993, I know from experience that a 55 grain hollow point (.223) just zips through a cottontail with no expansion (quite lethal, but nothing spectacular). Raccoons and opossums, on the other hand, are large enough the bullet(presumably) has time to expand and the results are often rather unpleasant to behold. A squirrel is similar in size to a wabbit so I'm not sure how much the results would vary.

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                  • #10
                    I always have something to read---paperback, Kindle, etc. I don't dare sit on a stand too long without some sort of input or THE VOICES will start arguing and using foul language, and that is too distracting.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by country road View Post
                      I always have something to read---paperback, Kindle, etc. I don't dare sit on a stand too long without some sort of input or THE VOICES will start arguing and using foul language, and that is too distracting.
                      Not sure if you saw, but the new Kindle is 100% waterproof. Debating picking one up for this upcoming hunting season.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by country road View Post
                        I always have something to read---paperback, Kindle, etc. I don't dare sit on a stand too long without some sort of input or THE VOICES will start arguing and using foul language, and that is too distracting.
                        I was always concerned about breaking my kindle in my pack, and not sure how it would handle the cold.

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                        • #13
                          I scan the area constantly. Sometimes with my eyes always with my ears. Sometimes I will doze a little bit. There's lots of thinking, praying, and meditation.

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                          • #14
                            I can never seem to distract myself from my surroundings. Every now and then my wife will text and ask if I've seen anything (ha), but I like to listen to different sounds and determine the source, so I can differentiate. Most of the area I hunt has a good field of view, so I feel like I will miss an oncoming deer from farther away, which takes away from prep time and shot analysis. Not to mention, I like watching all the little critters move around, and listen to bird calls.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 6phunter View Post
                              I also carry ear plug radio,listen to music,football games,I only use in one ear and learned through time I can differ the wood sounds.Sometimes I read a book,or text on a phone.The slow parts of midday hunting can change in an instant,so don,t forget why your there.'
                              Great advice 6P

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