How to Score on "Blindside" Bucks


Leaves crunch behind your stand. Rather than turn around and find a squirrel for the fifth time this day, you choose to sit motionless. Suddenly, a glint of antlers catches the corner of your eye. You spring into action before the buck crosses your last shooting lane… but it’s too late. Maybe it’s a sixth sense, yet big bucks have an uncanny knack of sneaking up behind a stand, forcing a hunter to take an awkward shot or to move suddenly and reveal his location. But perhaps not this year.

l360Millennium introduces the L360, a tree stand that eliminates the blind side of the stand because you sit on the ComfortMax  seat that quietly swivels 360 degrees, like a Donald Trump office chair. For safety and effective shooting the stand is ringed with a padded shooting rail. Instead of constantly looking behind you, you can slowly swivel so that if that buck tries to sneak past you, you can rest your rifle or crossbow and score. This is a premium, 16-foot ladder stand made from solid steel. It has a seat that adjusts for your size and has a large platform that affords you plenty of storage room. I’ve hunted from a Millennium stand for three years and the seats are comfortable. Plus, squirrels haven’t eaten the seats despite being deployed the entire year. Visit the Millennium Treestands website for more details and a quick video.

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.