In stand-hunting, you select a location where you can oversee an area used by game, and you stand (or sit) where an animal is expected to appear. Stands can be as simple as a spot behind a fallen log or rock or may be as elaborate as a tree stand. A tree stand is effective because it raises you and your scent off the ground. To be successful, the most important part about stand-hunting is the selection of a good location, such as the intersection of game trails or along a watering hole. Wind direction is important too. Try to position your stand downwind from where you expect an animal to appear.