We talked about this some time ago... why is it some stands or climbing trees simply give up deer after deer after deer - year in and year out?
My favorite seemed to have it all - it was a crooked 12" oak tree on the edge of a beaver swamp - but consider this:
* water year round
* close to agriculture - 150 yards or so
* dense thicket not more than 20 yards away
* another dense thicket on the other side of the creek - 100 yards away
* a fairly good hill between the stand and the ag - and it was always laced with rubs ansd scrapes
This is the best stand I know if in 30+ years of hunting.
What is yours and tell us the circumstances!