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post #21 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2007, 07:38 PM
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I shot a little buck last week from a ladderstand.It had a shooting rail which gave me a good steady rest for my rifle(daughter's hehehe)
I shook out some camo netting all the way around so if one did happen to look up all that was visible was my head.When I shot that deer he was about 40yds away and he ran right under my ladder after the shot.He never knew I was even there.Last year I shot one from the very same area from a pop-up ground blind.When I shot it several deer ran off from right beside the stand.I'll assume they didn't know I was there either.I only had the front window open.From my experience with both I would have to say I have more confidence in the ladder stand when set up properly.I have rarely seen deer look up at me unless I was either making noise or moving but I think when in uneven terrain you would want it on the higher ground.Mine is set up on a small hill in a little hardwood bottom.

Walk softly,keep the wind in your face and watch your backtrail
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