If you plan on taking a mature whitetail you have to remember to reduce movement to an absolute minimum. If you are like me, you like to stand to shoot, so the question is, how do you get into a standing position without spooking a wary buck? This is where the rocking chair effect can ruin your chances of a successful hunt, meat in the freezer and a big taxidermy bill.
A deer's ability to pick up movement is so much better than ours. If you lean back to generate enough momentum to stand you'll get busted every time. We often take for granted the simple motion of standing from a seated position or in gym speak, performing a squat but if you aren’t putting these into your workout routine, it’s time you did! Not sure how to squat safely? Check out this video:
Stealth is the name of the game and being able to manipulate your own body weight in the stand will make you a deer hunting ninja! Don't get noticed in your stand from a weakness that you can actually control by adding squat movements to your workout. We spend hundreds of dollars each year in camo scents and gear. Add squats to your workout and you may find yourself with the buck of your dreams on the ground. Stand up, be confident and leave your rocking chair at home!