Time is ticking and no deer yet...I hunt what you would call a gully.. I have a tree stand that I killed a buck out of two years ago but the placement is tough...first there are very few BIG trees, I have it on a small tree...the shooting rails creeks sometimes if you move just right...and its very close to the intersecting trails...im thinking too close.
There IS a nice BIG ash tree that is away from the trail but its on the down side of the hill/trail and im thinking I will be more eye level with the deer , although it is about 30 yrds from the trail...
there is only once somewhat level spot too...again the whole area is a gully up both sides, all wooded except this one small spot...but I have seen BIG bucks in here and tons of rubs/scrapes.
Im now thinking maybe a ground blind ?? Like an Ameristep Doghouse...brushed in on the level spot about 30 yards from the trail ??