firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:I'm kind of new to bowhunting, but my question is whats the best way to enter and exit your treestands in the morning and evening w/o having the luxury to drive up to your stand. I live here in Kansas and I have to walk 1/4 to 1/2mi through open fields to get to the group of trees where my stand is located. No way I could be dropped off or drive an ATV due to barb fenced sections of cattle and crops.
Several factors but if i was busting deer in the morning i would try getting in my stand way earlier or eliminate morning hunts altogether...crossing an open field isnt ideal but if the deer arent feeding in it or close by than i would venture thru at a walk and stop method..and would use no light if possible....Usually deer are heading back to their beds in the morning...if i was hunting this spot and seeing deer i would opt to take a lunch and tough it out...try sitting longer thru the morning and see if it develops into sighting deer.
Evening hunts i usually prefer to get into my stand an hour or 2 before most hunters...say if most guys are walking to their stands at 3-30 for an evening hunt i am usually in mine by 1-130pm to 2o'clock...there is always the deer that move a little earlier and later than most others...The big key here is can you get in in either scenario without having deer blow air or hearing them run??? ...if your busting in the morning they are prob. bedding in that field...same thing with evenings...if your scaring deer stop that hunt and only hunt the other ...Good luck~