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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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welocme to the site all...


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

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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.
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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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How you doing maam and welcome to the forum. The right place for tips and advice. Don't be a stranger to the site, the last female that posted just disappeared. Maybe she thought I talked too loud or something LOL.
 

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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?
It's always interesting to hear the stories from the elders in my community about the "old ways" of hunting and how the deer were viewed as majestic animals and known as "brothers" along with all animals who share the bounties of mother earth. I think it's safe to say that we (hunters and outdoorsman)still keep that tradition going as we enter their world.
 

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Nothing wrong with ground

Hey K.I.D.D. I am a bowhunter and only hunt from the ground. I have done both and prefer ground, as deer are unpredictable, so trust me you are not missing much, I have found i get more action from the ground.
 

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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?
Just because there were more deer doesn't mean it was easier to kill'em. You know what they used for covering their scent?........smoke. Weird.
 

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Just because there were more deer doesn't mean it was easier to kill'em. You know what they used for covering their scent?........smoke. Weird.
no but it does mean they had a better chance of seeing one. They were still great hunters.
 

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Actually, I have read that there are more deer now than there have ever been. All that being said, I like being able to look down into brush. I see much more than trying to look through it. Because of health reasons, I am now relegated to ground blinds.
 

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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??
I started hunting 4 years ago and i have bagged some big bucks on the ground and in a stand. In a stand you can see a lot farther and your scent is off the ground. In a blind you have to hunt with the wind but inside you can move around a little more and in a stand your a little more visable i like both
 

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I love my treestands,But Have never Killed a deer from one..it's always been on the ground just standing next to a tree or sitting in a blind I fix up if I'm out hunting in the afternoon...

Native Americans are like the best hunters...It's amazing to hear stories of how there grandfathers could get soo close to a deer and not even get noticed..
 

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have any of you tried the new popup blinds
I used one for the first time last year loved it able to relocate to beter spot move around inside and a whole bunch warmer
but I still like my treestand especially during bow season
 
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