Which side of the plot should I hang a stand?

By Grant Woods,

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Dr.Grant, I will be heading out for a archery bow hunt with my cousin next week in the middle of the week. I have not been able to set stands or blinds up in this area but I need to and my food plots have one big tree on the side that stands out that might be a good spot not sure? with cold weather and snow at the end of the week what day should I hunt and what time of day the rut will be in full swing when I am down there. any tips would be great! Thanks! Your friend in christ Sam Martin



I’m glad you will be hunting soon!

I’d place a stand or blind on the side of the food plot that most favorable for you to approach, hunt, and exit without alerting deer!

When the temperatures are colder than normal deer tend to feed a bit later during the morning giving hunters a chance to sneak into stands close to food sources without alerting deer.  I used this strategy a few years ago to tag a buck we called the Trashman.  You may watch that hunt at: https://www.growingdeer.tv/#/hunting-big-bucks-taking-out-the-trashman

Deer certainly tend to feed a bit early during the afternoons if the night time temperatures are going to be colder than normal.

Be safe and enjoy creation,


November 23, 2015