Something to keep in mind that is as important as wind and scent is the thermals, good wind, good scent, if you don't know your thermals it willl bust you every time Even in a ground blind, been hunting spot and stalk deer antelope elk all my life. tried a tree stand last year and its just not my cup of soup.
Originally Posted by benel3006
Whether hunting from a tree or on the ground, point of entry and/or approach to stand or blind is essential. Establish deer bedding and eating area's. Also, I don't know what you mean when you say "trees are too young for a tree stand". Are they saplings? I have set up stands in smaller diameter trees but made a conscious effort to move further back from trail for concealment purposes. Also, this intersection of deer trails you talk about...the deer feel pretty comfortable here for some reason...figure out why.