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Hunters should invest time before taking a stand

Many bowhunters had to adjust their plans during early seasons as wildfire closures tied up favorite elk and deer hunting areas. (Associated Press)
Many bowhunters had to adjust their plans during early seasons as wildfire closures tied up favorite elk and deer hunting areas. (Associated Press)

HUNTING -- As hunters gear up for big game seasons, the word commitment comes to mind.

We all know that sitting quietly in a good spot is the best way to bag a big-game animal in terms making the perfect shot and controlling the element of surprise.

Recall the wise words of an expert bowhunter in regards to taking a stand.

The trick to patience, he said, is knowing when you’re just wasting time.

“If you haven’t scouted and you sit in a tree for five days and don’t see anything, that’s the definition of insanity,” he said.

“But when you know something’s there and you wait for it, patience is a very sane approach.”



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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