Aero Hunter is proud to introduce our Pro Staff hunters. They are ready to answer your questions about choosing and using Aero Hunter products. They are happy to share the experience and success they have enjoyed hunting this way, and they have tips and tricks that can help you make the most of your own Aero Hunter outings.
You can reach Pro Staff members directly using the email address listed in each bio below. You can also visit our Ask a Question page, submit your question, and one of us will write a reply for all to see.
I am newcomer to the sports of archery and hunting, but they have become my passion and I relish every opportunity to bow hunt whenever and wherever I can. I have traveled to Florida in pursuit of wild boar and Osceola turkey, Michigan for Eastern turkey and pursued whitetail in Iowa, Ohio, Kansas as well as Indiana, my home state.
When I started out I was like most hunters. I bought a climber, hung lock-ons and spent as much time in the woods as I could spare. Having a bad lower back I quickly found out that sitting for more than a few hours was very painful. I was wondering how long I would be able to do this as a 52-year-old at the time. I decided to do some research, spoke to a good hunter friend of mine and quickly came up with the tree saddle option. At the time I purchased a Trophyline and was in heaven. I could hang all day with no pain in the lower back. Since then I have switched to the Aero Hunter, wow what a great product, it is almost therapeutic. Now at 60 I am more comfortable than I have ever been hanging from a tree.
When I am scouting for trees to hunt from, of course the key consideration is the location related to deer trails. Secondly I look for trees that have a “Y” split in the area that I like to hunt from, from 30 to 40 feet. I am hunting most of the time in Indiana and it appears to me that the more mature deer are starting to look up. Being a little higher up and fitting into the “Y” gives me a little more cover and a bit of an advantage. Which as we all know is just a “bit”. I use a combination of climbing sticks and steps on private land. But if I am on public land I use strap on steps and platform to conform with the public land requirements.
Hunting is about experiencing the great outdoors in many types of conditions, whether adverse or pleasant, assisting in wildlife management, being able to put meat in your freezer and that of friends or those who are less fortunate, and hopefully pass on the tradition to the younger generation. Bow hunting adds a wonderful challenge and the adrenaline rush is indescribable.
In the winter months I spend most weekends hunting or preparing for the hunting season. My goals each year include hunting in a new state, promoting the sport of tree saddle hunting and always being on the lookout for that buck of a lifetime. I would be happy to offer any advice or answer any questions that you might have, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org