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Offline pd

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Re: Would you put a stand here?
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2019, 09:03:13 PM »
Where's Radsav and fishnfur?

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Re: Would you put a stand here?
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2019, 03:42:16 PM »
I'm here from time to time - likely more often as the season gets closer.  Kid's soccer has kept me on the move all Spring. 
RadSav didn't check in till October or so last year.  Perhaps we'll hear from him then. 
I'm starting to think a bit about doing some scouting soon.......

Regarding the original question - I think the answers given are superb and concise.  If I'm putting a stand up, which is not very often any more, I'm going to make sure that there are either a lot of does living close by that will be coming and going to feed (or bed), or a rub line withing shooting distance (or both).  Hanging a stand over a single trail that only gets occasional use is an exercise in frustration.

I will be putting up a stand though this year.  That heavy snow last winter clearly detailed the trails that were most heavily used during the weeks-on-end that the snow was on the ground.  My trail cam has since verified the heavy deer traffic.   If you were willing to go out in that snowy mess and scout a bit, you probably got some good schooling.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2019, 04:12:10 PM by fishnfur »
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Re: Would you put a stand here?
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2019, 08:25:07 PM »
It depends a bit on what weapon your using. Based on that single pic it would probably not be my first choice with any, but if it has some features already mentioned I would consider it for a gun stand. IMO it is not close enough to edge cover or any other terrain breaks. It's decent BT habitat as they will use the ferns to bed and there is likely some food choices. But without anything forcing them to use food close to you, it's a crap shoot if a buck will wander by.


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