Top Ten Tips for Tree-Stand Hunting


Bill Winke is a whitetail deer specialist who shares his experiences and knowledge in numerous deer hunting magazines across the country. In this piece, he condenses decades of experience into the top ten tips for tree-stand success. As published in Petersen’s Bowhunting, these suggestions are worth keeping in mind the next time you hunt.

s7_933144_999_alt01_01[1]Treestand hunting is not an exact science. We all learn with experience, and there is definitely an element of “feel” involved when it comes to choosing stand locations and hunting them.

That said, there are definitely some rules to follow if you want stands that consistently produce high-odds shots at whitetails. This article isn’t about deer movement or funnels or that sort of thing; this is the nuts and bolts of stand placement. Add in some scouting and a few seasons of experience and you will be consistently taking whitetails from the branches above.

So, without further ado, here are my 10 best treestand hunting tips…

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