In the nights dark, before the sun even thought of breaking the horizon, I screwed my steps into a tree and worked my up, slowly, as quietly as I could. When I got about 10-12 feet up I un-delicately attached the lock-on tree stand, then made even more noise getting set up & settled in. 30 min to go B4 the sun crested, so I'm feeling I'm good to go. About 15 minutes after the 1st orange of sunlight crested I got slapped on the back of the head by a turkey using me as a launch pad to get off the roost ! The d@mn thing was about 1' above my head for 45 minutes !!