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Old 07-27-2008, 06:42 PM
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I worked on my new stand today. Practiced shooting from a gorilla tree stand with my goal of grouping my arrows at 40 yards. I practice so I will be prepared on opening day and the new stand will have no surprises: deflecting branches, sway of the tree at 30ft, knowing my draw limits caused by the tree trunk. I AM NOT READY FOR A 40-YARD SHOT YET. But I will practice until I am.

This is my tree stand from my 20-yard mark



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Old 07-27-2008, 06:43 PM
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This is the view from my tree stand.



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Old 07-27-2008, 06:49 PM
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That's a great view. Should be able to see em comin. Is that a little water hole out there also?
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:50 PM
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That's a great view. Should be able to see em comin. Is that a little water hole out there also?
Yep, nice clean water. I also have corn fields on the left, front and right. My approach to the stand is from the back (into the wind). It's a perfect spot to take a nap!!
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:17 PM
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Looks like a pretty nice setup, good luck this year.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:51 PM
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Your stand looks well covered and should conceal you well. Nice location. Have you thought about putting a stand in those chestnut trees also?
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:27 AM
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Great pics!! Now how many times will you practice from that stand? Worried about spooking the deer at all?
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:03 AM
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I just dont see the point in going that high, I will stick to the thoughts of Deer & Deer Hunting on this one..30 feet can just be too high at times.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:14 AM
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Your stand looks well covered and should conceal you well. Nice location. Have you thought about putting a stand in those chestnut trees also?
There isn't a good tree for a stand around the chestnut trees. I would have to do some major cutting to make a space for a stand and I'm not willing to do that. I have a stand 40 yards back and to the left of the chestnut on a trail.

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Old 07-28-2008, 08:19 AM
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I just dont see the point in going that high, I will stick to the thoughts of Deer & Deer Hunting on this one..30 feet can just be too high at times.
I agree, and I took a doe with my bow from a ground blind right under the stand. But I didn't like not seeing anything while on the ground. I could only see 20 yards at the most. the 30 yards get me over the apple trees to the right, and the hedge row made of young maple infront of me.
Taking a deer is secondary to observing what is going on around me.


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