Once you’ve gotten access to new properties and have done your scouting, it’s time to hang stands. Again, this is a task that a lot of folks like to save for the weekend before hunting season. Don’t be that guy! You want your stands hung up as early as possible, and then leave your hunting property alone. The longer you stay away from your hunting locations, the better chance you have of seeing deer, especially big deer, in the fall. This can also help you identify what trees will have enough cover to conceal you, and what trees need to be trimmed for shooting lanes, etc.