As a general rule, set 3 to 5 tree stands to bowhunt a 100-acre block of timber. Ideally, you’ll spread out those stands to cover as much of the woods as possible, and to have options for different winds that blow each day.

But don’t force it. If you’re hunt 100 acres but only 25 or so are conducive to getting to and from the stands with quiet and hidden access from a downwind angle, plan to do most of your hunting from 2 or 3 stands in those 25 acres. If you try to force it and bull your way into tough spots and hang or hunt stands where in the 75 acres where the is poor and the wind is hardly ever right, you’ll blow out too many deer and greatly reduce your chances to see and shoot a buck this season.

How many stands do you hang where you hunt?