I'm from Gresham, Oregon. i hunt mostly mulies but we do have some white tails here as well. on the west side we have the columbian white tail, its very hard to get a tag for them. on the east side we have the normal found everywhere sort. So when I hunt the east side i will shoot a white tail if givin the oppertunity.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...