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K.I.D.D. 11-10-2007 06:01 PM

tree stand vs ground hunting
 
ok just curious what the advantages are of both :coffee: its seems alot of people here like using tree stands whats wrong with being on the ground am i missing something??

Berk 11-10-2007 06:07 PM

I think the main advantage of a tree stand is that it gets your scent as high off of the ground as possible yh

jsay 11-10-2007 08:47 PM

Hello
 
Hi, I just started deer hunting and I'm excited about learning more about it. I also went dove hunting for the first time this season & had a great time. I'd like to learn about water fowl too.

timberghost 11-11-2007 12:24 AM

I prefer a treestand anytime over a blind. I like to be high above and able to see long range, but more importantly just what Berk stated. I never used a blind of any type but maybe sometime I will. Don't get me wrong I'm not against blinds at all I just never gave it a shot.

whttailgal101 11-11-2007 12:50 AM

Hello everyone! This is my first year hunting so please any tips and suggestions. I have seen equal amounts of deer being in a blind and a tree stand but yet to get a shot.

buckfever 11-11-2007 08:30 AM

welocme to the site all...


im with bert and timerghost on this. i like tree stands for the height and the increased sight.

burgerking 11-11-2007 09:25 AM

i pick a stand as well, i like being "above" my game, i would say an advantage of a blind "wood blind" is that you always have a steady shot and dont have to worry about moving as much bc they cant see your body, or my favorite...a heater!!! lol. But i like stands bc you can go where a blind couldnt take you.

joel the signman 11-11-2007 01:15 PM

this is a topic right up there with what is the best gun/caliber.There are good arguments for both types of hunting.I've killed deer from the ground and from the tree.the whole your scent is up higher is BS if the wind changes.iv'e been in 25/30high stands when the wind changes your busted.The i can see more is true,so can the deer,they know to look up now.Like i said this debate will go forever long after were gone and the next generation is hunting deer.I'll leave all with this thought"did the american indiands use TMA approved treestands and expensive compound bows and scent loc suits?"They sure did kill a lot of deer though..................:unsure:

burgerking 11-11-2007 02:14 PM

i think that at long ranges your scent being elevated wont matter but when the deer are in range you scent will go with the wind right over them.

burgerking 11-11-2007 02:16 PM

Not saying the Native Americans werent good hunters bc they were indeed. But there were also a heck of a lot more deer back then ya know?


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