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Deer in the woods
  • Place a stand in an area where game sign indicates food, travel, water, wallows, or breeding sites or in other places where animals appear to congregate.
  • Use a tree large enough to cover your body outline.
  • Locate a stand to the side of a game trail or travel route but still within your effective shooting range.
  • Place a stand no higher than necessary.
  • Never place a stand in a dead tree, in trees with large overhanging dead limbs, or on or near utility poles.
  • Select only trees that are straight. A trunk leaning toward you can “push” you out of a stand when you stand up.
  • Position the stand to avoid sunlight that could highlight the profile of your body.
  • Locate the stand downwind from the animals’ expected route.
  • Never place stands on fence lines or near another landowner’s property.
  • Clear shooting lanes for unobstructed shooting opportunities. If cutting isn’t permitted, tie back the branches and brush with dark-colored cord.
  • Select more than one hunting spot to avoid over-hunting a single location.