Sitting in a deer stand affixed to a tree — or that stands on its own — is pretty much synonymous with hunting deer. It is a great way to get a better view of the landscape around you while also staying out of the line of sight of deer. But let’s be honest: Though many of us want to spend all day in the woods during the season, sitting still from before dawn to dusk isn’t easy.

It’s OK to get down and walk around. Just make sure you’re sitting still during the prime times of the day: the first two hours or so after it’s legal to shoot, the last couple hours it’s legal to shoot, and any time you know people will be moving around and could push deer by your stand.

Joe Albert