I almost always hunt from a natural blind. Like finding a tree trunk with overhanging limbs, Cedars work great for this or in a root ball. I have even went to the excess of digging back into a root ball to make it more acceptable. I also like to set up on the side of a ridge so that I can watch game trails on the other ridge, mainly I try to keep that to two hundred yards or less. Can't speak for Deer up in Minnesota or the like but the White tails here in Idaho and when I was hunting Washington all seem to like to move along about fifty or seventy five yards below the ridge line. Gives me a good back stop and I can watch them without my slow movements bothering them. I prefer to find a trail that intersects with one or two other trails and watch the forks of this area,if I can I will get into a spot that I can watch the area coming from and going to the bedding area's. Seems to work for me anyway, Good Luck. I am thinking of building an elevated stand on the back side of my property just for shooting varmints. Any ideas on just how high I should go? I will build it on four by six pressure treated posts and will be about six by six. Will try to get that done this summer.