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  • I did some really early season scouting in a place that I know to hold deer for the upcoming archery season. Problem: I hunt on

    I did some really early season scouting in a place that I know to hold deer for the upcoming archery season. Problem: I hunt on a 60 acre piece of flat, swampy land with a mixture of pine and oak trees. The majority of ground is either cattail or small christmas trees. I did a walk through the area and found a line of telephone pole sized trees that were destroyed from what looks like multiple deer. I followed the rub line into the thickest part of the swamp. In the middle I found 8 beds and around 12 scrapes form last year. 15 yards from those is a single acorn tree with acorns all over the place. My dilemma is that there is no way for me to set up a tree stand as the tallest tree is about 6 ft tall. It will also be difficult to set up a ground blind because there isn't an open space big enough unless its on top of the acorns. If I were to climb the acorn tree, I would have no view of the ground beneath due to the small pine trees. Anyone have any recommendations???????

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    I think I'd take advantage of the off season and cut a couple of good shooting lanes so I could place a ground blind. You might make a couple of lanes so you could take advantage of different wind directions. Not to push somebody's product, but the DR mower is one of the finest tools available for this kind of work. It will surpass the advertisements. I have one and have been delighted with it.

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    • #3
      if the trees arent big enough to put a stand in and its to difficult for a ground blind you could always try a tri pod stand if you have the room

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      • #4
        I'd try a tri pod stand or a ground blind. Set up and clear shooting lanes asap, removing all the cut limbs from the area.

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone! I'll try the ground blind. )

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          • #6
            I had a situation like that and i took some burlap and wrapped it around 2 little pine trees and about a week before the season i packed in some pine bows to stick in the burlap.

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            • #7
              smitty that's an awesome idea!!! I'll probably try that one

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              • #8
                Glad I could help. Good Luck.
                Smitty18

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pineywoods View Post
                  I think I'd take advantage of the off season and cut a couple of good shooting lanes so I could place a ground blind. You might make a couple of lanes so you could take advantage of different wind directions. Not to push somebody's product, but the DR mower is one of the finest tools available for this kind of work. It will surpass the advertisements. I have one and have been delighted with it.
                  Great idea!
                  https://www.drpower.com/power-equipment/field-brush-mowers/walk-behind/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by yungdeerslayer View Post
                    if the trees arent big enough to put a stand in and its to difficult for a ground blind you could always try a tri pod stand if you have the room
                    Exactly one of the ideas I was going to suggest. A tripod could do the trick.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cgull View Post
                      I'd try a tri pod stand or a ground blind. Set up and clear shooting lanes asap, removing all the cut limbs from the area.
                      Or, use the cut limbs to help disguise your blind location.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pjsabella View Post
                        Thanks everyone! I'll try the ground blind. )
                        What blind did you choose?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Smitty18 View Post
                          I had a situation like that and i took some burlap and wrapped it around 2 little pine trees and about a week before the season i packed in some pine bows to stick in the burlap.
                          That was a good idea to blend in natural materials.

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                          • #14
                            I'm with the others. Cut shooting lanes well before the season. Then use a tripod or ground blind.

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