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September 22, 2011
Be Prepared, Stay Mobile
Buck movement is constantly changing. Scott Bestul shares tips on how different kinds of stands can help you adapt. The key: be prepared and stay mobile.
That Lone Wolf Stand sure appears to have been used with a lot of mobility.
I haven't seen rope steps in a while ... Can one still purchase them anywhere?
Great tip during the rut!
Depending on terrain, I've had better luck with my Doghouse Blind than my climber and ladder stand. Portable and can move quickly without the noise. Nice thing about the Doghouse Blind, I can backup into a thicket or against a couple trees close together providing the brush isn't bad and really have an advantage. One of my favorite hunting spots with monster bucks is Fort Chaffee where the deer spend more time looking up into the trees than where there going and that's where I get the advantage.
Nothing is worst than hearing another hunter dinking around especially yourself clanking around O'Dark Thirty before sunup.
Gotta agree with Clay on this. Ground blinds if set up right work for us much better than elevated stands. Way easier to set up and get into undetected and especially during late season makes it possible to sit for 4 or 5 hours in the afternoon without freezing or getting picked off by every doe in the field.
I tend to find a spot, hunker down and only move if I haven't had any action for a few hunting days. This is a good reminder to keep assessing my hunting situation and don't hesitate to get mobile if better options are further down the path.
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