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Scott Bestul

Hang ’em Right – Part 2


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I know, and am friends with, several guys who do not wear a safety harness or take any measures to prevent a fall from a tree. One of them, a dear friend, summarized this philosophy when he told me “I figure when it’s my time to go, I’d rather it be pitching out of a […]

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Scott Bestul

Hang ’em Right – Part 1


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There are many ways to kill a great big whitetail buck, but let’s face facts; the vast majority of whitetails tagged every year are shot from an elevated stand. And most of those stands will be hang-ons, the type of stand perfectly suited to the off-season scouting/preparation/stand placement covered in my last few blogs. Since […]

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Scott Bestul

Happy Trails


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In the last couple of posts, we’ve discussed the need for off-season scouting in order to set up for this fall’s deer hunt. We’ve bombed into doe bedding areas, unraveled buck rub lines and, hopefully, figured out some key places for ambushing a buck. In the next couple of posts, I’ll discuss how I set […]

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Whitetail Properties

Where to hang stands


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High-Traffic Areas – The Best Places to Hang Stands Know your hunting property hot spots from pinch-points to funnels to food plots to ridges…these are terrific places to hang stands. Finding places to hang stands becomes easier when you have studied and intimately know your hunting property. View aerial maps, walk the property, read sign […]

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