Want to kill more deer? Treat them like slot machines…
Killing more deer is like winning more slot machines. The more slots you play, the more you will win. (but don’t… casinos make their money of this principle.) The easiest way to kill more deer… Is to stay in your tree stand longer. Its a simple game of percentages. But thats easier said than done. Sometimes, to be perfectly honest, sitting still for hours can get a little boring. So make sure you can keep yourself occupied. Here are 3 tips for tree stand hunting that will keep you busy, for less money, and hopefully stay in the tree longer.
- Hang Em High- With every tree stand setup, I hang 2 or 3 utility hooks that I have purchased from Tractor Supply. They are real cheap, and the more hooks you have, the more you can hang, and the more you can hang, the more you will have on hand to keep yourself busy in the tree and not walking back to the car. These hooks also allow you to hang your bow, so that you can take a break from time to time and do something else with your hands.
- In-VEST in Trees- Most hunters use a backpack to carry gear with them. I find a backpack more clunky in the woods, and harder to organize when compared to my handy vest! And my vest also can wrap around my tree when I’m up in it! that means I now have easy access to all my stuff! That vest gets filled with deer calls, scents, extra gloves and heat packets, and most of all… what keeps me in the tree the longest… cinnamon buns!
- Strap it On-
The vest is great for keeping all the extra stuff on hand, but sometimes you need things to be just a quick reach away. Your extra arrows, for example, need to be easily grabbed in case of a follow up shot opportunity. Binos as well, need to be quickly accessible. So I use a strap around the tree, with small hooks attached to it. This gets carried in my vest in the morning, and then once I’m up in the stand, gets strapped around the tree above me. Now all my really important tools are right above my head.
What about you? What little tricks do you use to keep yourself more comfortable and prepared in the trees? Share your tips in the comments!