Last year was my first year hunting. I enjoyed my time in the field, but fear I made every mistake in the book. I was on public land, saw very few deer and made tag soup out of both my tags. I don't have many friends that hunt, and keep coming up with questions I need answered.
This season I won't be on public land, I got permission to be the only hunter on a friends tree farm. The deer are eating his trees, deer tracks are everywhere. The farm is 80 acres, and has a small corral that I have been asked to stay away from. The wife is afraid I will arrow a horse. Anyway the rest of the property is wild prairie surrounded by hedge rows. A creek runs the length of the property, and two ponds exist along the creek.
I have set my two stands. One stand is huntable for a west to southwest wind and the other is set for a north to north east wind. Both stands are set back in the hedge row overlooking trails and the creek.
My Question. In getting to and from my stands do I cross the middle of the pasture or walk along the edge of the hedge row?
Thanks for your help!