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Hunting Whitetails: Crossbow vs. Compound Bow Stand Setup

Apr 27, 2016

The shot finally comes after days, possibly weeks, of preparation, scouting, finding the right location, and setting up your bow stand. If you did it right, you might bring home some venison. And when hunting whitetail deer, how you should set up that bow stand may depend on whether you’re hunting with crossbow or a compound. Let me explain. The basics are the same.  Find a spot in a well-traveled area with ample sign, the proper orientation for prevailing winds, and an unobtrusive means of access. The differences are more subtle. One of the biggest differences is surrounding cover. Bowhunting requires maximum concealment...

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