Daveboone Posted November 19, 2019 Share Posted November 19, 2019 I think a tree stand is going to make a huge diff, sounds like you are earnestly trying to do what you need to do. It is amazing how getting off the ground helps you out...helps with scent, visibility for you, cuts down on your visibility to the deer, you are able to see a larger area more effectively and see deer further out....but you are smart to be careful about what you get. I have no doubt you will get a tree stand eventually. If it is a climber (easiest and probably best for public land) practice with it plenty at home until you are comfortable with it. Use a safety belt! I don't heave cell phone service where I hunt, but it is a good safety protection if you do have service. I by far prefer and now only use ladder stands, but they are on my property (mostly), and all have some sort of "shooting rail" or bar across at least the front, which helps keep you a bit more secure. I have to admit I do have several tree stands on public land, but they are very discreet and off the beaten path (and inexpensive if someone rips em off). 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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