Great Gear And Tips for Climbing Stands

While the rut is going, my favorite ambush usually involves a climbing stand. By necessity, given the need to find a good-sized, fairly straight hardwood tree, I find myself perched high, with no place to hang my stuff. You know, stuff! What’s in your backpack?

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Home Sweet Home: Tips For Using A Climbing Treestand

I like just about any kind of treestand, but my climbing stand is my favorite. I like being able to set an ambush, to react to a change in deer movement caused by changes in food sources, or the rut. I like being able to set the foot platform and the seat platform at just the right distance for comfort. Here are some more tips I’ve learned on how to safely use a climber.

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Making Sense Of Deer Scents

There are many, many deer attractants on the market and it can truly make you crazy. But out of all the hype, theory and confusion, a couple truths emerge. The most important truth is that used properly, scents can work!

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Today’s Bows Draw Hunters Back

I was beginning to feel uncomfortable, and that the guys were thinking I was a poor representative of the female hunter. I was on a spring bear hunt in Alberta, Canada. A bunch of us were getting ready to shoot our bows, and attention was focused on my set-up: a new Mathews Outback bow set at 52 pounds, Carbon Impact arrows with 2-inch plastic fletching, tipped with 75-grain Muzzy broadheads. Somebody said, “Hey, did those arrows come with a Barbie set?” It was time to defend myself.

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