In this article, we are going to look at three secret tips for deer hunting treestand and deer blind. Let’s begin.
Marty Prokop Deer Hunting Treestand and Deer Blind Secret Tip #1
Once your ladder treestands and deer blinds are set up, place a pair of used socks or a shirt you have worn in each treestand or deer blind. If time allows, replace the socks and or shirt once per week. This will help the deer get used to your scent.
Marty Prokop Deer Hunting Treestand and Deer Blind Secret Tip #2
If your state requires the use of blaze orange, place a straw dummy complete with an orange hat and orange vest in your deer hunting treestand or deer blind. Deer walking by your stand or blind become accustomed to seeing something sitting in the ladder treestand or deer blind wearing similar clothing to what you would wear deer hunting.
Marty Prokop Deer Hunting Treestand and Deer Blind Secret Tip #3
Hang a piece of orange plastic in your ladder treestand or deer blind before deer hunting season opens.
When the wind blows, the orange plastic moves. Prior to the deer season opener, the orange plastic mimics movements a hunter could make while sitting in the deer blind or on the deer hunting treestand.
When deer season arrives, take the plastic down and sit in the deer blind or ladder treestand. When a deer walks by the ladder treestand or deer blind and you move the deer may be less likely to get spooked and run before giving you a shot.
Of course, check your state and local game rules and hunting regulations to see if your state allows you to use these deer hunting tips. You might also consider the best destinations to plan a hunting vacation – so be sure to read up on the rules and regulations before applying these tips.
Properly placed ladder treestands and deer hunting blinds can be very effective for harvesting whitetail deer.
Q. Which treestand is right for me, a climber or a hang-on treestand?
A. Many hunters immediately go straight for a climbing treestand first without fully considering whether or not a fixed position treestand might serve their needs better than a climber. Several things to consider before you make your choice: Are your stand sites secure? Many hunters on private ground choose to hunt from hang-on style treestands because of their ability to conceal the stand and the ease of use. Climbing Sticks and tree steps make getting into a hang-on treestand much easier than using a climbing treestand. Conversely, if you hunt from public lands where you can’t securely leave your hang-on treestand in the woods, you may prefer the instant portability of a climber. Hunting from multiple treestand locations allows flexibility to avoid pressure or wait out wind direction, so many hunters will choose to hang several fixed positions stands and keep a climber handy to quickly get into those less permanent sites.
Q. How does a Climbing Treestand work?
A. The basic principle of a climbing treestand is that it’s a two-piece stand which alternately steps up the tree in small increments. While standing on the platform one grasps the top half and lifts it as high as comfortably possible and attaches it to the tree, then supporting your weight on the climber portion you lift the bottom half with your feet as high as possible and re-attach to the tree. Climbing with a treestand is simply a repetition of this motion and descending is just the reversal.
Q. What to look for when purchasing a Climbing Treestand?
A. For those new to climbing treestands, it’s important to distinguish first the advantages of the sit-down/stand up style of climber! This style of climber has a bar that typically runs across the front of the upper half “climber” portion of the stand. The other common style of climber is that with an open front where you need to lean forward and support your weight for climbing on your forearms which is much less safe and more tiring, however for bow hunting this presents fewer obstructions for your bottom axle of your bow. Which style you go with, many gun/muzzleloader hunters prefer the solid closed front, while most bowhunters prefer the open front/ hybrid style stand for the freedom it gives them.
Another significant factor in choosing the right stand for you is how much the stand weighs. If you are going to pack a long distance, say over a mile you will probably want an ultra-light stand. You will need to invest in a small trim saw when you use the climbers so that you can simply prune off any limbs that are in your way as you climb up the tree. The cost is only around $20 and they take up very little space in your back or fanny pack.
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Good Luck and Great Hunting.