Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:06 PM
Depends on what kind of country I am hunting. In rolling hills or woods with ridges and gullies, I like a little chair by Ameristep that sits me up high enough to see a lot more that sitting on the ground. My Bog Pod shooting sticks easily adjust to the difference in height. It is also handy when there is no tree or fence post to use for a back support but the spot is good for a stand. As long as you have cover behind you to blend in with like a thick fencerow, briars, weeds, etc., and keep still, it causes you no problems. In opener country with plenty to places to use a thick cushion, I still prefer that method. I had an upholsterer friend make me a real nice cushion that allows you to use the back and straps for support for a short stand, which allows me to roll up my heavy jacket or pullover and carry it between the two layers. If I don't need the extra garment, it just makes the cushion thicker and more comfortable and sets you up just a bit higher which can help you a bunch.
Al Prather Member, Foxpro Field Staff