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BOBBY’S STAND is a perennial favorite because deer frequently travel the abandoned woods road on which it is located. Bucks often rub the young trees along the edges on their way to feed in the fields.

but choosing the right spot can be a tricky decision. One such stand site that meets this criteria we call “Pond View,” and it fits the bill perfectly. A small pond located near the end of a field and adjacent to several acres of mixed hardwoods is a natural attraction, especially during periods of dry weather. Because of the topography, “Pond View” is a natural funnel that brings deer into shooting range almost every year. Locations near beaver dams or other secluded water sources serve the same purpose. These areas will attract deer, but there are factors to consider when placing a stand. Before selecting a stand site near a remote water source I look for any obstruction, either manmade or natural, that a deer is likely to avoid, such as an old stone wall or beaver dam. I look for something that is likely to make a deer detour and then I set up near the detour spot. Deer, like us, will usually take the path of least resistance and cross the barrier where it’s easiest for them to do so. Before jumping over a stone wall, a deer will most likely follow the wall where an old gate or break in the wall makes crossing easier. In the case of a beaver dam, I’ve found deer will skirt the perimeter of the pond
WHEN FIELD CORN is picked rather than cut, plenty of waste grain is available for deer and such sites are good bets to place stands.

and cross below the spillway. In assessing the merits of “Pond View,” and wondering why it was such a great stand location, I realized not only is it a source of water, it is a natural funnel in close proximity to a variety of preferred food such as corn, alfalfa, birdsfoot trefoil and acorns. Pond View has proven to be an excellent evening stand because deer always come up the hill from the cover below. On evening hunts I can easily walk the field edge and get into my stand long before the deer are likely to appear. Another hunting location that seems to produce deer on a regular basis we call Bobby’s Stand. Bobby’s Stand is located along an old logging road about 10 yards inside the woods bordering a farm field. Bobby apparently hunted the area long before I did and, truthfully, I don’t even know who Bobby was — a neighbor who has long since moved away, I think. All I know is that there were a lot of deer taken from that section of the farm. In the days leading up to the opening of archery season we place Bobby’s Stand somewhere on the old logging road. The “road,” a path really,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Squirrel Hunting Disease
Five Drives on Saturday
Two Merchants of Death
Family Tradition
High Tech Grouse Finds
The Future of Traditional Archery
Brunswick Barbeque
Whitetail History 101
Finally
Five Generations, One Gun
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Squirrel Hunting Disease
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Five Drives on Saturday
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Two Merchants of Death
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Family Tradition
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - High Tech Grouse Finds
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - The Future of Traditional Archery
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Brunswick Barbeque
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Whitetail History 101
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Finally
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 28
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Five Generations, One Gun
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2011 - Crossings
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