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Location: cecil pa
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Pa hunting Stand Help

Hey guys i am located in western pa washington to be excact i put a stand up saturday and i was wondering if it was an ideal area were i put it. I put above a i creek right ontop of a ridge there are skinny trees all around me with the occasional larger tree there were fresh rubs around me. Do you think this spot will workout for me on the deer opener (November 28)? Well i hope you guys can help me thanks Think

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Location: cecil pa
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Re: Pa hunting Stand Help

Come on guys n e input for me also the deer opener is the 28th not the 2nd that what it looked like i put

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Joined: 11/21/2005
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Pa hunting Stand Help

Hi,
When you consider that areas loaded with sign often don't produce a single sighting, yet hunters take deer in the most improbable of locations, it is really difficult to assess your stand location. What I've learned is that in order to be successful, you have to be in the woods! That you are seeing rubs or prefarably rub lines is a big help. It also helps to know how deer move in a specific area and that comes with experience hunting the area.

Good luck and I do hope you connect!

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Pa hunting Stand Help

I always try to hunt on rub lines on the Pa opener. If there is only one rub that may not be good enough. What you need to find is an obvious rub "line". You should be able to stand at one rub and look through the woods (if you can see that far) and see the rubs all in a row. That will show you that the buck uses this trail on a daily basis. Look at the place again a couple days before the opener and make sure you are seeing fresh rubs (made in the last day or so).
I always use tinks69 on the opener and a tarsel gland cut off a freshly killed buck for cover/attracting scent. Rattling also can work in the first 30 minutes of daylight on that day. Don't forget your deer call (I use a doe grunt more than a buck grunt) When the shooting starts the deer look to get together with other deer to feel safe. A doe grunt (contact grunt) is deadly on this day.

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