Originally Posted by polishshooter
I like treestands for a couple of reasons, not the least because you see more deer, but that I think it's safer, (as long as you don't lose to Gravity!
) because you can see OVER the "ground clutter" and thus be more sure of your target, your shots are heading down into the ground, and not parallel to it, but mainly because chances are other yahoos probably aren't shooting up in the air and will hit YOU....
Yes, Yes, Yes!! Me also! I hunt mostly public land, so when all the other hunters are walking around I'm letting them push the deer to me.
Last year after watching hunters walk 100 or 200 yards (or closer) from my stand, the deer would circle around them and end up near my stand. As for rain. I spent about $20 on my tree umbrella (best $20 I have ever spent)Wal-mart) I forget what it is called but it screws into the tree. Good size too, comes in a small box about 20 inches long and about 3 inches wide. (something like that) I will always hunt from a tree if I can! During muzzle loader season a few weeks ago I saw 14 deer (all to small) some looked right at me from about 5 to 10 yards away. Never flagged or ran, just walked off eating all the way. You can also move around a bit more with out to much worry.