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Sports Authority
(916) 691-4380
Laguna Gateway, 8217 Laguna Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Laguna Bike Shop
(916) 691-3251
7701 Laguna Boulevard Suite 400
Elk Grove, CA
 
U-haul Co.
(916) 383-2580
8555 Florin Rd
Sacramento, CA
 
Any Event Party Rentals
(916) 714-3384
9251 Elk Grove Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA
 
Wild Bill`s Old West Trading Company
(916) 686-7699
10456 Grant Line Road
Elk Grove, CA
 
Merryhill Schools
(916) 684-4044
6613 Laguna Park Drive
Elk Grove, CA
 
OutdoorGearBags
(916)947-9344, (916)688-9425
8180 Rama Court
Sacramento, CA
 
Florin Automotive Repair
(916) 383-2076
7232 Frasinetti Road
Sacramento, CA
 
RV Travel World
(916) 392-1872
5650 66th Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 
Andrews Body Shop
(916) 686-2529
9736 Kent Street
Elk Grove, CA
 

Make Glassing More Comfortable

As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.

In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.

Carry your soft spot with you!

In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad. Not only do I carry the self inflating pad but I also carry a chair that the mattress folds and fits in to. That eases the pressure on my back when I'm sitting and glassing. It resembles a camp chair or stadium chair that lots of campers use instead of sitting directly on the ground. I have found that this little addition of weight to my load allows me to sit and glass longer and keeps me from tiring as fast. That allows me to hunt longer and harder which just might make the difference between putting game in the freezer or eating tag soup.

As I talk with plenty of other hunters I am amazed at the number of hunters that have never tried this soft spot tactic or even try to sit on a piece of old rug. The chair feature allows one to relieve pressure on their back. That reduces fatigue, which in turn reduces aches and pains. When the idea struck me it was like an epiphany and I'm only sorry that I hadn't thought of it before.

I was lucky in that I had the pad and chair from my b...

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