A: I don't much care for tree stands either, though not because of the height. They simply lock me into one place too much, without any possibility of getting a shot at deer coming in at the "wrong" angle. I prefer just sitting in the woods rather than any sort of portable blind, mostly because whitetails are very aware of their territory. Any new and different object jingles the alarm bells inside their heads. If left in the woods long enough for deer to get usd to it, a pop-up blind stands a chance of being stolen, just like a tree stand.