Reading a book can make time on-stand pass much faster. Just make sure you have a plan because things can happen fast and you don’t want to be caught holding a book when you should be holding a bow.
Sitting all day during the peak of the rut can be very productive, but very boring. Here are five tips to make it more bearable and improve your odds of being ready when the big one shows up.
I’m a pretty high-strung person. Sitting still for long periods has always come hard for me. Three hours is a long sit for me and a four-hour sit seems like an eternity. But I have forced myself into some long vigils because I know the payoff can be terrific. The axiom that you can’t kill them from the couch seems like a tired old saying, but it rings true when it comes to hunting mature whitetails during the rut.