How To: Set Up a Stand in a Late-Season Oak Flat

No farmland near where you hunt? No problem. Just read these strategies for hunting the acorn crop

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In areas lacking agriculture or sufficient browse, hard-mast crops are the surest draw for post-rut bucks.

An oak "flat"-a reasonably level swath of terrain where two or more ridges connect-typically receives deer movement from several directions, increasing the number of potential stand sites and wind directions favorable for hunting.

Don't ignore this setup during the midday hours on cold, sunny winter days; whitetails will take advantage of the warmer temperatures by feeding then, especially when they're in secluded cover.

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