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View Poll Results: How many of you text while hunting in the stand?
Age group 18-25 19 19.39%
Age group 25-35 19 19.39%
Age group 35-45 23 23.47%
Age group 45-55 22 22.45%
Age group 55-75 15 15.31%
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Old October 29, 2012, 06:58 AM   #1
Capt Rick Hiott
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Do you "Text" while hunting in the stand?

How many of you text while hunting in the stand?
Those who do, please show your age if you dont mind.
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Old October 29, 2012, 07:04 AM   #2
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No cell coverage where I hunt.

THAT is a blessing.
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Old October 29, 2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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Not sure what the poll question was about. I don't take my cell phone in the woods with me. I'm there to hunt, unwind and get my head straight. I've tried reading a book in the stand but even that annoys me, I'd rather focus on the task and read nature through my binoculars and concentrating on the task at hand. Seems to work pretty well.
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Old October 29, 2012, 07:46 AM   #4
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As you can see,,,I dont know what Im doing when it comes to a "Poll" on the site.
I was wanting to see the age group of the ones who do,,,VS the ones who dont.
Im thinking the older age group dont text while hunting,,,,,,,just wanted to see the results.......
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Old October 29, 2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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I do.
We used to stay in touch with radios but that makes hearing protection tough.
Now I can wear my electronic muffs and actually SEE where my hunting buddies are if they have iPhones. At the very least, they can text me.
I also have the thread, LIVE! from the Stand! that I update from the tree. I do that because I enjoy it.
I'm 37, by the way.
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Old October 29, 2012, 07:51 AM   #6
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I don't text. My phone has this feature that allows me to just talk into a microphone, and the person on the other end can actually hear me speak!

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Old October 29, 2012, 07:52 AM   #7
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I really try to avoid doing anything while in my stand however there are a few situations in which I do text now and then.
1) I am the father of three young boys whom are with there mother and I have the only vehicle. This of course is a necessity in the situation that something is wrong with one of my boys.
2) Not long ago I was promoted at work and given a benefit of a company cellphone. What I didnt realize was this was just there way of saying they wanted to be able reach me at all hours and locations. I really dont like it but also a necessity if I dont want to anger the big guy above me.
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Old October 29, 2012, 07:52 AM   #8
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Oops, subtract one from the 35-45 group. Heck, I can't stand to even have a cell phone, I liked it better when people couldn't find me.
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Old October 29, 2012, 08:49 AM   #9
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Since I don't see any particular need for a cell phone...
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Old October 29, 2012, 08:55 AM   #10
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I don't text. My phone has this feature that allows me to just talk into a microphone, and the person on the other end can actually hear me speak!
+1 on the above.

If I remember I take my phone with me, but it's turned off and would only be turned on in case of an emergency.

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Old October 29, 2012, 09:12 AM   #11
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7 guys on our lease and no one uses cell phone unless there is an emergency, or someone needs help with tracking.
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Old October 29, 2012, 09:21 AM   #12
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I don't have reception here around the house in most places.

I do carry the phone cause it has a camera on it and comes in handy for quick pics afield.

Comes in very handy when walking up to a trespasser and snapping his pic. before our conversation. This has proven to have been very effective in stopping repeat offender's.
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Old October 29, 2012, 10:49 AM   #13
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No texting unless it is to tell my brother (nearby in his stand) that I got one. We don't call each other either. My cell phone has R. Lee Ermy screaming at me to "pick up the phone numbnuts!"
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Old October 29, 2012, 11:17 AM   #14
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My son and I generally hunt separate tracts a little over a mile apart. We usually text each other a couple of times to see if the other has seen anything, or if a shot is taken. We usually hunt in the afternoon, and if he shoots one and it doesn't drop immediately, I like to get over to find it while there is some daylight left. Makes the tracking job much easier.
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Old October 29, 2012, 12:27 PM   #15
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Although I have a cell handy while hunting at the behest of my wife. I use to text while in the stand to friends, family, business associates constantly. The ambiance of doing that is over with. As to the question asked by this OP? "No I don't." And "yes" I've responded to your poll.
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Old October 29, 2012, 12:27 PM   #16
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Yep, and read TFL........surf the net.......hopefully post to Live From the Stand...
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Old October 29, 2012, 12:50 PM   #17
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No, only while driving. Hunting time is too important to waste it!!
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Old October 29, 2012, 01:38 PM   #18
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Heck yeah..during the slow times....

If someone shoots...everyone sends a text....
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Old October 29, 2012, 03:22 PM   #19
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I'm 45 and yes I do. Like another poster, I used to use radios. Now it's easy to stay in touch with my hunting buddies -- often on the other side of the state -- and see what's going on with them, while remaining stealthy. I regularly get "are you seeing anything?" from my wife, as well. It's a good way to keep the lines of communication open.

I usually keep the phone on 'silent' and if I need some peace and tranquility, or the deer are nearby, I just don't look at it.

I also read the news, or this forum, or other websites. Normally though, I just like to watch what's going on around me.
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Old October 29, 2012, 03:52 PM   #20
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Yep, sometimes to my wife in her stand, sometimes to my daughter in Colorado, sometimes to my son back at the house. If its quiet why not. I also snack, read, and sometimes nap depending on where and how I am hunting. If my wife shoots she texts me to tell me she got one, missed or need help tracking etc.
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Old October 29, 2012, 04:05 PM   #21
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I do recieve text while hunting, but I only will call and chat with my wife.
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Old October 29, 2012, 04:11 PM   #22
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,,,,,,"My phone has this feature that allows me to just talk into a microphone, and the person on the other end can actually hear me speak!"


WOW,,,,sounds just like a telephone,,,,,,Ha-Ha-Ha,,(Just kidding)
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Old October 29, 2012, 04:22 PM   #23
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I don't even bring my phone in the blind.
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Old October 29, 2012, 04:34 PM   #24
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My son is in a new spot we set up for him on Saturday. He texting me some play by play right now. Yes, I find texting while hunting can be a useful tool. For example, letting a hunting partner know you've shot a deer via text is a silent form of communication that is also time stamped. I have a buddy that hunts in northern Michigan while I hunt in the southern part of the state and we will text updates as to how our hunts are going to each other.
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Old October 29, 2012, 04:43 PM   #25
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I do. Gives me something to do in the slow times to stay awake!
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