How to pick the perfect stand site

Picking the perfect stand location can be confusing for even the educated hunter. On top of that, is arranging the site in a way that offers the best shot opportunity.

For hunters and fishermen, there is no final word on how things are to be done. Opinions can vary widely from person to person. While one hunter believes it's best to sit behind a tree, the next prefers to sit in front. The truth is, there is less right and wrong in hunting, and more successful and unsuccessful. The way someone chooses to hunt or fish may be night and day from anotherís style. But in the end, they both prove to work. I've been asked what makes me an authority? I have also been told that what I have informed people to do is wrong.

As for the authority question, it comes down to my ability to understand how I have done things right. I then must be able to convey this information in a written format that explains why. I write about how I do things and understand there are other ways. My style of hunting just may not be conducive to another format.

When speaking of style, as long as the job gets done, right and wrong is arbitrary. This simply means, that under one given situation, there may be several ways of accomplishing the task. For instance, when using a long bow opposed to a compound. The distance at which you set up from a game trail may differ by several yards. This is due to most hunters ability to shoot accurately at longer distances using modern equipment. The tactic may still work, but it may need a little tweaking to suit your style.

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