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tree's base. To remedy that, I look for a
fist-sized rock, or a short branch about my
forearm's diameter, and place the object
under the front edge of my seat-pad. This
forms a level platform on which I can
settle comfortably against the trunk.
If the woods are dry, or the leaves
frozen and noisy, I also like to clear a
small bare spot where my boots will rest.
Doing so makes noise for a few seconds,
but my thinking is that it's better to make
that noise immediately after I've been
moving, than to wait until I see a deer and
need to adjust my position.
A neat little trick is to open one of the
large-sized chemical warming pads and
slip it down between my shirt and underwear top. In a few minutes I can feel the
warmth radiate against my core, where I
need it most for a good sit in cold weather.
When I take these temporary stands, I
always set up with my left knee
raised as a gun-rest and pointed
toward where I expect to see deer.
Often, I'll rest the left knee atop
my pack. Such pre-positioning
minimizes risky adjustments I
need to make when I spot a deer.
My freelance style does allow
some luxury. I like to carry an
insulated bottle of hot coffee in
my pack. After a long sit without action, nothing perks up my
senses like sipping a hot cup of
that brew. I'm always careful,
though, in retrieving the bottle
from my pack, because the biggest buck I ever saw in the woods
once caught me in the act, then
disappeared because I'd dropped
my guard for coffee. Now, before
I partake, I take a good look in
every direction, then slowly and
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quietly slip out the bottle and make the
pour. I believe this indulgence pays off
more times than not, because it provides
the mind brief distraction and restores my
vigilance. Besides, hunting is something
to be enjoyed, and I do take pleasure from
that brew respite.
Deer season comes around only once
each year, so hunters should perfect the
style that brings them pleasure and satisfaction.
For me, that's a blend of moving slow,
and sitting on watch, employing personal
twists I've developed over the years. I may
not cover a great deal of ground in a day,
but I believe my freelance style covers that
ground well. To me, that's a successful
day hunting deer.

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