from Dennis Cohen

12/1/2011 - Via e-mail -- In reference to your hunting story in the September/October 2011 Torch ("Head Hunter," page 12), I never understood the appeal of hiding up in trees and putting out feeders to lure in unsuspecting game for an ambush. Where's the sport in that? The weapons we use are enough of an advantage. Putting out feeders and cowering in treetops seems a little unfair and, well, wrong. Anyway, I have a tip to avoid falls from deer stands and trees. Don't use deer stands, and stay out of the trees. It's more sporting to hunt on the ground -- without food as bait -- and you get more exercise as well.