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We all have our favorite deer stand.
Some are in some deep, secret pocket in a densely wooded thicket, or a span of timber with numerous trails.
Saddles, crossings, etc, etc....even ag crops!

Currently, from my favorite deer stand, I can identify these features.
1) Texas
2) Red River
3) Oklahoma
4) a Kiowa casino
5) a Comanche casino
6) a Love's truck stop
7) a town
8) an interstate highway
AND
9) a named mountain in a town 53 miles away

All these features are at least 4 miles away.....and we kill deer from the stand every year.

What oddities can you see from your deer stand?

P.S. - had an uncle who retired. He and my aunt bought a 2 acre "ranchette" near San Marcos, TX that butted up against a ranch and built a home. Uncle Bob set a feeder in his back yard.
If they decided they wanted venison, he moved his recliner over by the sliding patio door, lay his rifle (.22 Hornet) on top of a Houston phone book and watch TV and drink coffee until the deer he wanted stepped up to the feeder.

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I can see the Spruce tree.

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And the Balsam trees.

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And all the way to the bottom of the stairs.

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Chickadees, Canada Geese, and feral cats. Plump possum the other day. Ash snags from the Emerald Ash Borer infestation ?10 years or so ago and a handful of small oak trees I've planted over the years. The hum of traffic on the state highway south of us and the rumble of an occasional train on the tracks which parallel the highway.

I cannot see more than 140 yards from my ground blind, but the deer favor the cover along the creek bottom.

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I would not buy something that runs on any kind of primer given the possibility of primer shortages and even regulations. In fact, why not buy a flintlock? Really. Rocks aren't going away anytime soon.
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I can see no more than 30 yards in one direction, less in other directions, from my current tree stand. About all I ever see, other than the occasional deer, are squirrels and turkeys. I was watching a flock of turkeys yesterday that had three gobbles in it and two of them had what are probably the biggest beards I've ever seen on a gobbler. My friend who owns the property never hunts turkey, but he said I'm welcome to. I'm going to next spring (no fall season here.)



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Originally Posted by 160user
I can see the Spruce tree.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

And the Balsam trees.

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And all the way to the bottom of the stairs.

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Glad to see I'm not the only one who makes Sharpie notes inside my box blind! LOL!

BTW! Do you keep a "journal" of all your hunting, fishing and other notable outdoor activities?

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Can watch the sunrise and keep check on the home front from this stand maybe kill a deer

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Top of the mountain stand long walk but sunrise is worth it

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Standard view when hunting an El Norte Tejas cattle ranch:

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Can not see more than 200 yds. Heavy wooded area

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Originally Posted by MartinStrummer
Originally Posted by 160user
I can see the Spruce tree.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

And the Balsam trees.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

And all the way to the bottom of the stairs.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Glad to see I'm not the only one who makes Sharpie notes inside my box blind! LOL!

BTW! Do you keep a "journal" of all your hunting, fishing and other notable outdoor activities?

Each stand has a notebook for recording what we see, weather, etc. I am about the only one that writes in them and I admit, I am not very good about it.

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Coons are more afraid of coyotes than they are of me

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3 different stands.


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[bleep] giant windmills. [bleep] those things.

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If you gaze north can you see Roundoaks place?


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Originally Posted by Ccard257
[bleep] giant windmills. [bleep] those things.

Don't get me started on those damnable windmills! 🤬!

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Where my "blind" is, I'm about 1.5 miles from the nearest highway.
I don't hear traffic. The interstate is about 5 miles away. I can see traffic, especially semi's, but I never "hear" them.
The casino's can only be "seen" in the dark. Knowing where they are, you can locate them with bino's.
The town (small) has a "standpipe" elevated water tank that's visible in the daylight.
The mountain can only be seen if the air is relatively clear.
I hear farm equipment occasionally.

Oh yeah! I'm sitting under the "glide path" of a USAF training center. There are pairs of T6 trainers overhead quite often!
The other day, two F16's (?) flew over!

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