Sam Ubl wrote:IndianaHunter, good inputs - understandably, scouting helps and I'm close to certain we ALL agree with the benefits of it, however, it sounds limiting if you have to hang in a direction where you "scouted" deer coming from. Since nature doesn't always move in a routine like clock-work, what if the unexpected happens and the big boy you've never seen before sneaks in from behind? Do you have to pass because the shot wasn't where you scouted?
I guess I'm curious as to how you can hang from the tree and not rub against it unless you're pressing away somehow - I'm trying not to be a doubter, just trying to get a peice of mind before I take your advise and try one.
No worries man, I don't take it personal, but I am a strong advocate now. I looked at these things for years and just couldn't convince myself to even try it based on some of the same concerns you have. I am not saying anyone is being dishonest, but I can't for the life of me figure out how anyone has to make too much movement or any noise in the thing. To answer your question, No I don't have to give anything up to get a shot. I have never had to go around a tree 360 degrees, but other then that it really is no different, requires no more movement, and is no more awkward then hang on stands. If a deer comes in from a direction I am not expecting, I simply wait for the opportune time to draw and make a shot just as I did when a deer would sneak up on me in the hang on stand. If I had another one to let you borrow I would let you try it. Ask Big Daddy Yo-Yo I mailed him the other one I had to try for several months to decide if he was going to like it or not and he sent me check for it if that tells you anything. I am happy to answer any questions you may have, but don't feel that I am offended if you are doubtful or just don't like the concept. You have to hunt with what gives you confidence. I support the product but am not sponsored by anyone, so I will be honest 100%
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