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Posted: 03 September 2013 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]
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We have all done it, got up in our stands after we have cut shooting lanes, the leaves are gone and you look and feel totally exposed and you ask yourself why in the hell did u cut that branch? How much is enough how much is not enough. The first stand I put up I wasn’t bow hunting yet so I cut it for shotgun use but when I started bow hunting I new I had cut to much away. So how much do you hunters clear out of your way before bow season begins?

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Posted: 03 September 2013 02:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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If my stand is in a bigger tree, where it is much wider than I am and has some big limbs behind me the more I will trim below me. If the stand is in a smaller tree and not very wide the less I trim. Maybe I am wrong but I will always believe, and it works for me, but background is more important than height.

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Posted: 03 September 2013 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I clear out enough for 5-6 shooting lanes and that’s it…I also trim trees to get the climber 18-20ft in also…..

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Posted: 04 September 2013 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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All of mine are set up for gun and bow and I like to be able to see a lot.  I have a bad habit of cutting too much.  But I do make a point to leave as much as I can directly around my stand or even add more.  I have roped small trees and pulled them closer to me for cover.  I like to sit in a nest.

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