Traditional Bowhunting and Flintlock Rifle Hunting
Early-season whitetail hunting in most states means either archery or muzzleloader seasons. Both of these seasons are prime times to hunt fruit-bearing trees. An added advantage is that flintlock rifles and traditional bows are close-range weapons. The beauty of a fruit-tree setup is that you know where your shot will be, and you can place your stand an ideal distance away.