LOL...yeah its definately the killing part I have a problem with! But , I'll get him..and like I said I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to see some decent bucks walk within 10 yrds of my stand..that alone lets me know I'm doing something right. Although like Squirrle I think one of my problems is I'm too close to the deer. Unfortunately thats a by product of the trees available to set up a stand..either too small, or way too much pruning needed, or too far away or just not the right shot angle. One good thing thats come of all of this is I've learned when selecting a tree to envision where the deer will come from and the shot angle needed for a broadside or quartering shots and base my tree selection on that.
I'm also dong away with the climber...its great for on the fly stand selection but I think a better investment would be a tree saddle..its quieter, stealthier, and I can get up and down quicker. Don't knwo if any of you have experience with it, but guess I'll save that question for another post. Thansk again guys for making me feel better...your all right..guess thats why its called hunting and not just killing