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Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 249-2140
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
 
John Daly Soccer Camp
Box 399
Williamsburg, VA
 
Appomattox River Company
(757) 890-0500
211 Village Avenue
Yorktown, VA
 
Bass Pro Sports
(757) 262-5200
1972 Power Plant Parkway
Hampton, VA
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Dvf Sports
(757) 874-7578
Newport News, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 638-2001
Harbor View East
Suffolk, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 258-3364
The Marquis
Williamsburg, VA
 
Sports Authority
(757) 826-5033
2106 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA
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.

Warwick Little League Baseball Stadiu
(757) 599-3031
501 Blount Point Rd
Newport News, VA
 
Sports Fan The
(757) 249-3209
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
 

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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