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How to Trim Shooting Lanes for Fall Deer Hunting

It's very easy to over-trim treestand shooting lanes. I go out of my way to find branches to leave up to help conceal my body in the tree. (Thomas Allen photo)
It's very easy to over-trim treestand shooting lanes. I go out of my way to find branches to leave up to help conceal my body in the tree. (Thomas Allen photo)

Clean your shooting lanes now for unobstructed, lethal shots while deer hunting this fall

In its simplest form, trimming shooting lanes to aid in a clean, lethal and ethical shot seems like a fairly basic and necessary skill for the dedicated whitetail hunter. But you’d be surprised at how many times the task is done incorrectly, and to the disadvantage of the hunter behind the grip of the shears.

Typically, I’d stick to the notion that less is more, but in all reality every treestand, shooting house, ground blind – even trail cameras – requires an experienced pruner’s eye.

Regardless of what type of hide you’re trying to conceal or shooting lanes you’re trying to reveal, don’t forget that that what gets trimmed during the summer will look vastly different once the foliage dies. Think about that before you clear too much brush.

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