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Stand Locations

Postby Swede » 04 29, 2021 •  [Post 1]

Where I hunt there are many places I can set a stand and get elk. I usually set out several trail cameras early in the summer, and pick two or three to hang a stand at shortly before my hunt. I read where some hunters have one spring or wallow for their stand, which they will sit at when they get tired of chasing elk and need a break, or they may sit there if use appears active. That probably fits their hunting plans. I also use to chase elk all morning then go to a stand in the afternoon, but have gone to just tree stand hunting.
Where I hunt the elk come around about once a week, so it pays to sit in the stand when there is no fresh sign. That indicates they should be back soon. I know that is counter intuitive, but not seeing fresh sign, and thinking the site was not going to be productive, nearly cost my son a bull one opening day. The elk arrived within an hour of his climbing into his stand.
Anyway I am wondering what some other hunters tree stand plans are for this coming season, and how you can benefit from waiting in a good stand?
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Re: Stand Locations

Postby Lefty » 04 29, 2021 •  [Post 2]

Well Swede you may be having your way with my elk hunting.
I have a seep/ wallow that It took a while to realize I heard bulls on the location 8 or nine different days, Im thinking of building a stand, Big enough to sleep in, a mini HiltonIl

l may post a pic of the area once the snow is gone
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Re: Stand Locations

Postby Swede » 04 30, 2021 •  [Post 3]

Lefty: I can assure you the elk will not like to hear about you sitting in a tree stand. They hate tree stands! Look at it from their perspective. There is no sight, sound, or smell of a hunter in the forest when all of a sudden an arrow pierces through them in a split second. And they were just minding their own business going to a water hole, wallow or just walking down a familiar trail. It's disgusting.
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Re: Stand Locations

Postby Elkhunttoo » 05 01, 2021 •  [Post 4]

Last year half way through the season I told myself I was going to sit one spot the rest of the season. When my wife and I got to it there was no sign at all for the last week. Nothing on the cameras. So I moved on. The next afternoon the bull I chased all season came in early afternoon and did a photo shoot on my camera for me to let me know he was back... it was the last time he hit that camera during the season and he did spend the rest of the season in the area we went to...it was definitely a lesson learned though
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Re: Stand Locations

Postby Elkhunttoo » 05 01, 2021 •  [Post 5]

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This was part of his photo shoot
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