DECORATE YOUR STAND
“By late fall, leaves are gone and it’s easy to get silhouetted in a stand. Every year I go to the landfill and grab fake Christmas trees people have tossed. They’re usually in a couple of sections, so I take those sections and wire one on each side of my stand tree. It forms a block of cover to hide you, and the deer get used to it in a hurry. If you can’t find old Christmas trees, pin oak, cedar, or juniper works, too.” —B.W.