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Unread 03-26-2014, 08:35 AM
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Glassing seat?

I'm heading to MT on my first Elk hunt in late October. I'm going with a guide (semi-guided) and the area where I'm going is not the greatest. From what I understand, it's going to require a lot of glassing hours. Do you guys use some kind of ground seats? I find the ones with "strap backs" all over the web but it seems that each one either has bad reviews or is too heavy. Do any of yall recommend a certain seat? Do you even use them? Thanks!
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    Unread 03-26-2014, 09:54 AM
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    Re: Glassing seat?

    I carry one of these:

    Mossy Oak Inflatable Seat/Cushion - Break-Up 045312: Hunting : Walmart.com

    Usually $10-12 on sale near hunting season. You open the valve, roll them up to squeeze out the air, and they get quite small. Easy to pack, easy to use. You can stow it in your backpack or use the straps on the seat to attach it to the outside of your pack. I don't find it's worth the bulk to carry a different type of seat or cushion.
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    Unread 03-26-2014, 10:13 AM
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    Thanks Doc. Exactly the type of information I was looking for. I appreciate it.
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    Unread 03-26-2014, 10:44 AM
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    Re: Glassing seat?

    It's a little more weight but absolutely worth it to carry a seat with a back on it. I started doing this last year and I was able to glass lots longer due to the added comfort. I use this one cause it was cheap and available locally but anything like it will work.

    Browning Weekender Foam Stadium and Canoe Chair - - Sportsman's Warehouse
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    Unread 03-26-2014, 12:04 PM
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    Re: Glassing seat?

    I've got a bit of a back problem so I pretty much have to use a seat with a back for extended glassing. I've used a Crazy Creek Chair for many seasons (I think they may have been the original inventor of that type of seat) which is just like the Browning chair mentioned above. They make a lighter-weight version that rolls up for easier packing which I'll probably get sooner or later. Now I just strap the chair to the back of my pack.

    I get an added level of stability for glassing by using it too.
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    Unread 03-26-2014, 03:40 PM
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    Re: Glassing seat?

    Guys. I really appreciate the help. All of this is definitely new to me. I'm a duck hunter but i'm super fired up about the possibility of shooting a big bull. I also need to become a better rifle shot. Thanks again!
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    Unread 03-28-2014, 11:31 AM
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    Re: Glassing seat?

    I always pack in the REI trail stool. lightweight and keeps you off the ground in camp and when i'm out hunting. It does not have any back support, but I don't have any back problems so it works great for me.
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