Wrong side of tree?

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Re: Wrong side of tree?

Unread postby trob_205 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:41 pm

Doing that very thing cost me this year. Thought he was on the trail that would bring him to my left and at the last minute came to the right. Couldn’t get swung around in time and it was game over for that spot. Ultimately ended up killing the buck with a gun during regular firearm season but getting it done with a bow is soo much sweeter.


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Re: Wrong side of tree?

Unread postby Boogieman1 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:26 pm

Believe it's only considered the "wrong side" if it costs u the shot. Otherwise it's perfect placement :D

For me and my hunting style I have got to know which way the deer are coming from and set up to watch that direction. It's a game of see him b4 he sees me type deal. Having your back to where the deer should approach is a recipe for disaster and heartbreak unless you stand the entire time. Samething if I'm on the ground, would rather be in front of the tree than behind it. Being behind the tree causes "peeking" and a lot of unnecessary movement.
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Re: Wrong side of tree?

Unread postby greenhorndave » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:12 pm

ghoasthunter wrote:... last year i climbed a tree and setup twice while watching deer doing it.


Weren’t they kinda too busy to notice you anyway? :lol:
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Re: Wrong side of tree?

Unread postby ghoasthunter » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:35 pm

greenhorndave wrote:
ghoasthunter wrote:... last year i climbed a tree and setup twice while watching deer doing it.


Weren’t they kinda too busy to notice you anyway? :lol:
wasnt my best choice of words :lol:
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Re: Wrong side of tree?

Unread postby Thesouthpaw » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:02 am

I always try to set up where I can shoot the deer while I'm am sitting down, which is to my right, since I am left handed. This allows me to move a lot less when preparing to take a shot. Does it always go as planned? Absolutely not. But It is my general rule of thumb.
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