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Ladder stand hunting

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When I am hunting from a ladder stand should i stand the whole time,sit the whole time even when shooting or stand when shooting?
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Personal Prefrence
I never stand, unless there's no other way to make a shot. I place my stands, so that I can make a seated shot. Standing is added movement that you just don't need where I hunt. Just remember to practice shooting your bow sitting down. If your drawing a bow too heavy, it will be evident while drawing it seated. Good Luck
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Stand hunting
It's amazing how different thoughts and strategies are, I always stand as soon as I see or hear a dear. I stand and get back as tight as I can against the tree, this breaks up your silhouette sticking out from tree. The main reasons I stand are it allows your bow form to be alot better, more natural the way you shoot most of the time. The main reason I stand is it allows you to adjust to most any situation, behind the tree, left or right side and straight down. I've probably shot at least 15 deer with bow less than 5 yards where I had to shoot straight down through back which I couldn't have done sitting down. Most times you don't have the option to let this deer walk on as when it gets directly underneath it starts to get nervous as it usually starts to wind you so its now or never. I've also probably shot at least 30 or 40 deer somewhere behind the tree which I couldn't have done sitting down. This is my method and it works for me.
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Thanks guys i will take that advice while i prepare for my first but certainly not last bow hunt
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Prefer to stand
I think your best chance is to stand and be ready for the shot as early as possible. As mentioned by the other post, there's just so much that can happen that will not allow you to shoot from a seated position. Although sitting allows for less movement if the perfect shot presents itself, if you need to adjust, you'll have a much tougher time standing for a different angle and not getting detected. The less movement on the stand, the less chance for that killer little 'creek' that can happen by shifting your weight. I think many of us do 99% of our practice from a standing position, so that also puts you in a more normal situation to make a good shot. I like to stand during the first and last hour of the hunt when you tend to see more movement, but otherwise, I sit for comfort and stand when I hear a hint that the noise I'm hearing sounds like a deer. You might be interested in some notes I wrote about stuff like this in my column. Click the 'columns' button up top, 'everything archery' and look for 'treestand routine.' Hope this helps you. Best of luck!!!
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