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Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 277-8180
7861 Eastchase Parkway
Montgomery, AL
 
Sports Authority
(334) 395-8116
2424 Eastern Boulevard
Montgomery, AL
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Academy
(334) 290-6600
1557 Cotton Exchange
Prattville, AL
 
Olympia Sporting Goods Outlet
(334) 271-6101
4367 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL
 
Montgomery Scout Shop
(334) 832-1936
3067 Carter Hill Rd
Montgomery, AL
 
Academy
(334) 215-2800
8610 Eastchase Parkway
Montgomery, AL
 
Bass Pro Sports
(334) 290-6400
2553 Rocky Mount Rd
Prattville, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pmSun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Coosa River Adventures
(334) 514-0279
415 Company St
Wetumpka, AL
 
Olympia Sporting Goods
(334) 277-2622
4367 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL
 
Gecko Sports and Party
(334) 263-2131
Montgomery, AL
 

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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