Tree Stand Safety

Every year we hear about someone being injured falling from a tree stand while deer hunting. There are some things that you can do yourself to ensure it never happens to you when climbing your stand to ensure tree stand safety. I myself am very lucky, when I was around fourteen years old I was building a permanent stand in the fork of a tree, in the rain no less, and fell about seven feet and landed in the fork of the tree. I was scouting some land near my dads house and had found signs of some big bucks. I immediately went and got the wood, hammer, and nails, and started building. In a light drizzle I’m up in this tree leaning around nailing, with my feet on the big steel spikes I had driven into the tree. I was making good progress and the in a spit second I fell, I … Continue reading

Deer Hunting Mid Day Big Bucks

Hunting mid day big bucks can pay off big time. I remember when I first started deer hunting, I would go in the morning until 10:00 or 11:00 am. Then I would go back to camp and eat lunch and hang out until 2:00 or 3:00 pm when it was time for the evening hunt. Mid Day Big Bucks I started hearing about more and more big bucks being harvested while hunting during the middle of the day. And the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. If there  is a lot of deer hunting  pressure in an area they will feed at night and bed during the early morning. By mid day they will either get hungry, thirsty, or not be tired anymore and need to stretch. Also with other hunters coming in and out of the woods, if you stay in the woods you may … Continue reading