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Old 12-05-2008, 12:37 AM
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Yep, I would continue to stand using caution move as fast but trying to still be quiet. You never know what might show up and when. Happened to me this year. I arrived at my hunting spot in plenty of time, sat in my truck drinking the last few sips of hot coffee and debating if I wanted to be on stand for a hour or so before light. It was 18 degrees out and according to the weather channel that morning it was suppose to feel like 10 degrees!!! So I waited and by the time I started heading out I was slowed down because the snow was sooo crunchy that I ended up jumping deer. U know the feeling, you hear them take off, they didn't snort, so I stood there (motionless) for what I thought was long enough. Not, as soon as I took one step, SNORT SNORT. By the time I got to stand the sun was coming up and within 10 minutes of being in the tree stand I get a 40 yard shot at the biggest buck I have ever harvested, a 11 pt. So u never know what could happen. I guess it is better to be lucky than good.
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