Prefer to stand
June 06, 2011 at 10:47pm
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!!!