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Old 11-11-2011, 05:38 PM
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how long after setting up a stand would you wait to hunt it?
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:25 PM
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I would hunt it a week or so after to let things settle down,However if its just now that you set it up and the season has started I would be in it as soon as weather, and wind would allow it . You may be wasting good days now as we speak. I have taken deer with in hours of hanging a new stand. Tough question with a lot of unknowns. Good hunting !!!.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:01 PM
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well ill be seting it up mid day tomorrow. season has started. i had scouted it last weekend and the sighn was good, the only thing missing was scrapes. so i desided to keep my eye on it and hunt a location that i have hunted for a few years now. so today i went back to set up a camera to "keep my eye on it" and holy scrapes. so now im scrambling to hunt it. i was thinking set up stand tomorrow, and start hunting it sunday. dont know if thats to soon. this spot looks way better now than my "old fathfull" spot.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:18 PM
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I think you'll be just fine. When I set my ladder stands I like to find a tree that has a smaller tree right in front of it. It hides the ladder and gives great cover on close deer when your moving into position or drawing your bow.
And it probably wouldn't matter at all if you hunted out of it the same day, but if I knew I was going to do that I wound set my stand out side in the back yard as soon as I could and let it air out from any smells it picked up from sitting in the garage all year off of it, ( witch wouldn't be much I wouldn't think but to an animal that lives by their nose it might be a lot )

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Old 11-11-2011, 09:34 PM
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brand new stand, but ill set it outback right now.
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:46 AM
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Put it up and get in it, I see no reason to wait. I don't remember ever having a deer spook at an inanimate object.
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