I’ll be hunting from two, possibly three, tree stand locations on our property this October. Based on Bryce Towsley’s advice on scent control, I know I need to switch locations throughout the season so the scent has a chance to neutralize. In fact, he mentioned that the first day you hunt in a tree stand is usually the most successful (due to scent control, not necessarily buck advantage).
Three locations are ready for bow season, but one is only accessible by the tippy canoe, so that one I’m not super fond of trying to get to. The two I’m definitely planning to use are walkable and the tree stands are ready to go. One is a two man ladder stand, the other one is a single man stand. No matter which one I end up in this fall, I will be practicing bowhunting and tree stand safety. One thing I want to note is that in all the literature I’ve read, while it’s not necessary to use a new tree stand, it is important to check permanent tree stands every year before hunting season begins. Make sure to replace worn or rotten lumber.
Five Bowhunting and Tree Stand Safety Tips:
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