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Where's your stand?

Postby Smallpotatoes » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:31 pm

I'm getting geared up for muzzleloader season here in my great state. I bought a new ladder stand last week and I'm trying to decide on a location to put it. I've got a couple stands already out, but I'd like your opinions. My fences are marked with the white lines. Anything within them is possible (or close) Where would you put your deer 3 stands? My freezer depends on you!


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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby callmefence » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:36 pm

Those two points of timber on your NE corner.
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:49 pm

My place is very similar to yours
my stands are in the corridors between wooded tracts.
This boy was walking the edge of pasture this morning out of bow range.
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby Brute 23 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:42 pm

I would make that far right pocket a good plot and hunt it.
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:15 pm

50 yards downwind of the corn pile.
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby greybeard » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:37 am

One of mine's in pieces against a debris line on a fence. Found the chair and one side of it.
The other one?? I guess somewhere in Lake Houston....
That's ok. I never hunted for years with anything but a camera anyway..

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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby Smallpotatoes » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:16 pm

Good call fence. I see a lot of activity down there.

Nice buck Caustic. I'd take one like that!
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:22 pm

I have a young couple (20s) who ask to hunt the back 30. He put out a trail cam and sent me this. I have seen better bucks back there. In fact, I saw one back there that I would shoot if I get the chance.

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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby BRYANT » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:26 pm

Big question,
1)any of the timber hard woods with acorns, are they red oak or white oak.
2) any cedar. honeysuckle, green briar. or sandplum thickets for bedding.
3) any green fields
4) fire lanes around fences
5) water sources
lots of things to look at and I never was one that could look at a map an pick a spot, lots of people are blessed with that talent, but I'm not one of them. I do like to hunt corners, the right edges, and oak bottoms. If it was mine I would look at the middle clearing that looks like and X and turn that section on to a food plot soybean or peas cut and bale then wheat NO cattle allowed then the second place to the right looks to be mostly woods make that a sanctuary for them to go and be safe. no hunting - no cattle - stay out, regardless of how tempting it Is to go hunt in it. If they have a place of safety and plenty does you will have deer and they will come out of there chasseing does and to feed in the food plots.
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby farmboy80 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:42 pm

Bright raven, do you need anyone to go hunting with you? Lol I'd shoot that buck any day! Nice buck.
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:19 pm

BRYANT wrote:Big question,
1)any of the timber hard woods with acorns, are they red oak or white oak.
2) any cedar. honeysuckle, green briar. or sandplum thickets for bedding.
3) any green fields
4) fire lanes around fences
5) water sources
lots of things to look at and I never was one that could look at a map an pick a spot, lots of people are blessed with that talent, but I'm not one of them. I do like to hunt corners, the right edges, and oak bottoms. If it was mine I would look at the middle clearing that looks like and X and turn that section on to a food plot soybean or peas cut and bale then wheat NO cattle allowed then the second place to the right looks to be mostly woods make that a sanctuary for them to go and be safe. no hunting - no cattle - stay out, regardless of how tempting it Is to go hunt in it. If they have a place of safety and plenty does you will have deer and they will come out of there chasseing does and to feed in the food plots.


Many of the things I look for looks like Bryant hunts like me.. I have to find traffic areas if I relied on my luck and just put a stand somewhere id never ever see a deer... IMO research and time is needed to find the ideal location not an aerial map. Get out in the areas and look
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:23 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
BRYANT wrote:Big question,
1)any of the timber hard woods with acorns, are they red oak or white oak.
2) any cedar. honeysuckle, green briar. or sandplum thickets for bedding.
3) any green fields
4) fire lanes around fences
5) water sources
lots of things to look at and I never was one that could look at a map an pick a spot, lots of people are blessed with that talent, but I'm not one of them. I do like to hunt corners, the right edges, and oak bottoms. If it was mine I would look at the middle clearing that looks like and X and turn that section on to a food plot soybean or peas cut and bale then wheat NO cattle allowed then the second place to the right looks to be mostly woods make that a sanctuary for them to go and be safe. no hunting - no cattle - stay out, regardless of how tempting it Is to go hunt in it. If they have a place of safety and plenty does you will have deer and they will come out of there chasseing does and to feed in the food plots.


Many of the things I look for looks like Bryant hunts like me.. I have to find traffic areas if I relied on my luck and just put a stand somewhere id never ever see a deer... IMO research and time is needed to find the ideal location not an aerial map. Get out in the areas and look



Reason I squirrel hunt so much.
Find the squirrels find the deer both are after the same acorn.
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:33 pm

To me getting out and walking around all you do is scare the deer off and make them go nocturnal.
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:40 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:To me getting out and walking around all you do is scare the deer off and make them go nocturnal.


I have killed as many deer squirrel hunting as I have just deer hunting.
Nicer bucks for sure.
First round is double aught see a squirrel shuck it out for a dumpling load.
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Re: Where's your stand?

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:13 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:To me getting out and walking around all you do is scare the deer off and make them go nocturnal.


I'm always in the woods so they are used to me or other people if being in the woods made them nocturnal here alot of people would starve.
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