Learn

How to Cut Shooting Lanes the Right Way

It's common for eager hunters to cut too much vegetation when establishing stand sites. If you don't have latex gloves, at least treat yourself and your gear with some form of scent control. (Madison Hunt photo)
It's common for eager hunters to cut too much vegetation when establishing stand sites. If you don't have latex gloves, at least treat yourself and your gear with some form of scent control. (Madison Hunt photo)

Without question, success in the deer woods can ultimately come down to how you’ve prepared for your hunt. Sometimes a couple more steps or even just a few measly inches will be the difference between a clear shot and getting no shot at all. In other cases, a skinny sapling tree with sprawling leafy branches or a single overhanging limb will be all that stops you from knocking a top-heavy buck into the dirt.

Let’s face it; Super-close encounters that result in no shot opportunity or, even worse, a bad hit can be an absolute living nightmare for hunters. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid these gut-wrenching scenarios. Where and how you cut shooting lanes should be your primary focus after choosing the best ambush points. If done incorrectly, it’s very possible you might actually sabotage your hunt even before it begins. Here’s how to get started the right way.

READ THE FULL STORY ON NORTH AMERICAN WHITETAIL

More How-To

STARTING SEP 16, 2019
STARTING SEP 16, 2019