We do most of our hunting on family ground that we’ve managed and hunted for years, and we’ve learned where our stands need to be. We have sets for every wind; stands on food plot edges and funnels, oak ridges and watering holes. Virtually all sets are ladder stands that are 15 to 18 feet high. Just about anyone can get in and out of them quickly and quietly. They’re safe. And I must admit, compared to the floor space of the average lock-on, they’re pretty danged comfortable, too. A month into the 2018 season, Michelle and I have filled three doe tags between us, all from ladder stands, and watched numerous deer, bucks included, pass by oblivious to us. Last year, I arrowed my buck, a nice 10-pointer, from a ladder.