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cal516 10-12-2014 06:54 AM

How much clearing/trimming?
 
How much clearing and trimming do you do? The tree that I normally hunt from has gotten so overgrown that I can't even see the ground from the stand. I realize I am a little bit behind the power curve with prepping my stand. I am assuming it will be as much as it takes.

Oldtimr 10-12-2014 07:23 AM

If you can't see to shoot you may as well stay home, you have to do the amount of cutting you need to see.

GTOHunter 10-12-2014 08:27 AM

Trim enough to see decently and for a good clear shot....leave enough to conceal Yourself if possible!

SecondChance 10-12-2014 03:13 PM

As was said before, as little as possible, as much as necessarily needed!!!! If you can get away with just 2 small shooting lanes, do so. Are you shooting bow or gun? With a gun, you will need a smaller window. If you are going to use the stand for both, do as much as you absolutely havce to. They notice EVERYTHING out of order in a very short time!!!

60X Custom Strings 10-12-2014 03:32 PM

Since it's late I wouldn't get too carried away but if you're using an extendable saw and cutting alot above normal level you should be fine.

ojibwa 10-12-2014 04:00 PM

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here is one of my set ups lots of back cover but a clear shooting lane..I do have good cover to the right and left but directly in front it's fairly open.. I have had as many as 10 does in front of me with no issues


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