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Old 12-15-2015, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by super_hunt54
I primarily bow hunt so about 85 to 90% of my hunting is from a tree stand as far as whitetail deer hunting. Pros: It gives you a better perspective (most times), gets you out of their USUAL sight line (don't let anyone fool you, deer do look up), makes your scent cone further out giving you a bit of a scent safe zone for the most part. Cons: Getting my fat arse up in the tree stand in the first place (I'm older than dirt so that's a double wammy), Packing a tree stand in and out, most stands are noisy putting them in, not all but most, kinda hard to get a better angle for a shot placement while stuck in a stand, you know, little difficult to step 3 feet to the right when that first step is a DOOZY , I actually know a fella that forgot he was in a tree stand when a 12 point monster stepped out and he tried stepping to the right to get a good shot angle Luckily he caught himself, sceered the buck right out of the county though with his "OH CRAP". Took me a bit to stop laughing when he told me that story.

I heard of a guy down in Texas that was up in a tower stand with no sides on it that did the same thing when he saw a big buck and got all excited. Unfortunately the story was that he fell and broke both legs!
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