7 Cutting-Edge Pruners and Saws for Preparing Shooting Lanes
August 18, 2015
For more on how to prepare shooting lanes for the season, check out this Tech Talk segment from Bowhunter TV.
One of the reasons I'm not a big fan of guided hunts is that I hate sitting in treestands and blinds that someone else has set up. I can always find something I'd do different, and in plenty of cases, plenty of 'somethings' I'd do different. The most obvious involves shooting lanes. A bow stand without decent shooting lanes is nothing more than a frustrating observation post. No thanks.
It's not just shooting lanes that need to be trimmed. Entrance and exit routes are extremely important because they keep you from bumping unseen deer, and nothing stinks more than having to jungle-bust your way to a treestand. Not only is this a noisier way to travel, it also leaves far more residual scent, which is always bad as far as deer hunting is concerned.
If you're wrapping up your pre-season treestand and ground blind ambush sites, don't skimp on the cutting. Clear what you need to clear, cut what you need to cut, and then get out. The best tools for this job? The following pretty much fit the bill.