They will work on curious animals, and it will help keep the animals attention, so that you can get a good shot. 9 times out of 10 are the younger animals that are looking in pre rut, the big ones ussually wait til rut is full swing, I guess it depends on want your looking for, trophy, or meat.
the plan is to shoot a doe early and fill my frezer so then i can concentrate on getting a dandy buck to walk past my stand. by early i mean the first day i go out so sept. 24 ill start on that buck i hope.
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...