Re: Deer Stand or The Ground
Well back when I was running hunts for a company, we made stands in the shop and hauled them out to the ranch.. They were on steel legs, with marine grade plywood floors and plywood walls. There were plexi slider windows in each wall that allowed the shooter to quietly open and put barrel through for a shot.
personally, I preferred a good stable tree stand over the man made stands, early morning and late evening to watch from, then would get down and track on foot.
over the years about 50/50 kill rate from both methods. I guess I preferred the ground stalking method
Don't remember how many stupid hunters shot out the Plexiglases windows because they forgot to open them before they fired.
both have advantages, and some people are not able to do the stalking required in the woods because of physical issues,, so, both have their uses.
As far as open tree stands and rain or snow,, I used a good heavy poncho, not the plastics ones, the ones made in Mexico of goat hair,, yea, little heavy when wet,, but still provided warmth even when wet, and stopped the wind.