B&C 180 Class
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Well many would argue that you just put the advantage on your side when it comes to deer hunting. when you are on the ground or on the same level as the deer, it is MUCH more easier for them to smell/see you. Deer don't naturally look UP. They know that their predators are on the ground (coyotes, bear, even dogs, etc...) are you in a ladder stand? I love ladder stands. I have stands w/no ladders too, but I prefer the ladders. MUCH more comfortable for me, plus I'm a big guy as well. The highest I go is 15ft. Some guys get to 20ft+. Where I hunt, I don't need to be that high.
Make sure you are scent free (which you probably already know from ground hunting) and try to be motionless. When the wind blows, and you're in a tree, you can move, even stand up if you like. but if it dies, you have to be still. Good Luck from MISSOURI!