Climbing down before 10
I have a rule that I will not ever climb down before 10. I have done it in the past and a few times it has bit me in the butt. I 99% of the time are in a tree before daylight, but will sit till 10 at the least. I killed an 8 point last Saturday at 9;30. I f Id have climbed down he wouldnt be in my freezer, and the last 8 point I killed was 2004. Friday I heard a shot very close to me bout scared me to death and it was 10;30. Found out later it was a 6 point, and when I was weighing my deer Saturday at the check station a man pulled up with an 8 that he shot at 10 oclock. By all means sit all day if you can but at least till 10.