This tip is for anyone who does or does not use a rangefinder while bowhunting, here is a simple and easy way to judge the distance to your game. Whether you’re in a tree or on the ground you can use this method at any time. Marking the distance before a hunt from your stand is a helpful way to determine the distance.
I use either colored pins and/or hunters tape to mark trees at 20, 30 and 40 yards in 3 different spots around my stand. With those 9 markers I have a good chance that the game i'm hunting will either cross or come close to one of those markers aiding me in judging the distance. For those of you who use a rangefinder and think that this method would not be necessary, think again. How often does your game sneak up on you while bowhunting and there's only time to pick up the bow. This happens more often than you think. I've used this method in the past and it's worked for me. I can only hope it works for you. Good luck!