old tree stand

old tree stand

28 NOVEMBER 2012

A measure of time.... Yesterday I went into an old honey hole of mine. My brother in-law told me during turkey dinner that he had heard of a big buck around an old tree stand of mine. "what tree stand"? I asked, it took me a minute to remember it...Well I put this stand up in a new cut back in 1996. I never really sat in it much cause that's how I am. I love to put stands up in good spots but don't have the patience to sit in them. Anyhow..I had not been in this area for 10 years. The cut had grown considerably and looked a lot different than when I last was there, but the terrain hadn't changed so I searched for the old stand. Just as I knew I was close I came across a recently hit signpost rub on a Yellow Birch tree that's probably not much more than 10 yrs old itself. I thought to myself, it's STILL a good spot! Not 200 feet from the rub I found the old girl...As you can see, the tree (that it is still chained to) came down long ago. I sat there reminiscing and took this pic feeling pretty old myself....The tree looks likes it's been down for 30 yrs. As I recall it was a pretty old & dying tree when I put the stand there.
The signpost has my attention, I think I'll go back there today.