Outdoors Angle: Get Those Stands Out Now!

Steve Carney Outdoors
Steve Carney Outdoors

The Flag Outdoors Expert Steve Carney has your weekly Outdoors Angle right here!

     Late August and early September are the prime times to get those tree stands and ground blinds out in the field. It makes a huge difference when opening day comes around as these stands and blinds need at least two weeks in the field for the resident deer to become used to the new additions. I have seen fawns react to ground blinds and tree stands that were placed out at the last minute. Waiting until the day before the opener or even a few days will handicap your odds. Remember, these critters live there and are always sensitive to any changes. If you happen to remove any brush or knock down some tree limbs, they know. The longer you give them to get accustomed to your changes, the better off you are.

     It's always a good idea to get those stands and ground blinds out during the noon hour when the deer are bedded and inactive. Going in at prime time in the evenings will only educate them to human interference. You want to get in and get out with minimum disruption. You might bump a deer or two during midday, but chances are you are better off than early mornings or late evenings. Walking in with your stand or blind keeps the noise to a minimum versus using an ATV which will alert every deer in the area that a human is present.

Steve Carney is The Flag WZFG Outdoors expert. He can be heard every Thursday morning at 8:05 on AM 1100 and 92.3 FM WZFG. Check out his weekly podcast on am1100theflag.com and hear his Outdoors Angle reports every Friday on AM 1100 and 92.3 FM WZFG. You can also visit stevecarneyoutdoors.com for more information.

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