Greetings from Vermont "OhioMike", welcome to the site.
I hunt more from the ground than I do from a stand ONLY because I "THINK" I have the skills to ease into range of bedding or grazing/feeding deer but, if the wind isn't working in my favor I'm more likely to stay on the ground and get cozy near a Big tree or sit near a thick patch of brush.. make all walking and head movements slow... keep the wind in your face, Stop as soon as you see the slightest movement, I can't tell you how many times I've seen a deers ear twitch or tail flicker at 100 yards or more even if you think it's just a fern or a leaf, Stop and make sure... deer don't miss movement and they smell everything. Also, walk as light footed as possible breaking branches and crushing dry leaves is too noisy, I take no more than 3 slow steps then slowly scan the woods, 3 more steps and scan again. IF you jump a deer and see it run off don't chase after it, stay put for awhile. others will come along the same path that one did OR that one may return to see what spooked it off. I hope that helps. Good Luck to you...
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