The tree saddle system that John uses is a unique treestand setup that allows him to hunt light and mobile. Today he gives a preview of how he prepares a tree for hunting.
Deer hunting gear is often a personal choice that boils down to what works best for each situation. John has safely used several tree step styles over the years, and reviews what works best for his successful hunting methods.
The right tree climbing steps are key for staying light and mobile when hunting pressured and public land. With all of the treestands available to hunters, John explains the pros and cons of several climbing systems.
The best entry and exit routes can get you away from deer hunting pressure, and put you right in the middle of daylight buck activity. Watch as John shows the tactics that he uses to access heavily pressured land and find big bucks.
Great deer stands on public hunting land can be tough to find, but good scouting will reveal them. John walks us through one of his top spots to show what he looks for when choosing a stand.
Mature bucks simply don't expose themselves during daylight on public hunting land, or they wouldn't survive long. But, you can still catch them during daytime, and John discusses where to focus your hunting efforts.
The best funnels and pinch points make for outstanding deer hunting stands – especially during the rut. Today, John points out the features to look for when setting up on them.
It's easy to get excited by all of the buck sign in open timber deer habitat. Don't make that extremely common mistake. John explains what to really look for.
Discovering good private and public hunting land doesn't come easy. It takes time and research, and John has it down to a science, so that in any given season he has multiple hunting areas to choose from. In this episode, he breaks down his methods for finding and choosing top deer...