When choosing a stand location:
- Place a stand adjacent to game trails or where game sign is abundant.
- 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.
- Locate the stand downwind from the animals' expected route.
- Never place stands on fence lines or near another landowner's property.