Very cool! and the price is right!
I'm not really familiar with bear territory. How often do you see bear, when you're just out and about or scouting/ building this stand? Do you normally carry a firearm when you go out?
I've been bear hunting for five years and finall got 1 this year! I was the only bear I have seen and now he is at the taxidermist. I some times carry a pistol if on foot and baiting but if on the atv, not.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...