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Old 08-07-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
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I have been puttin' a piece of reflective strips on my stand about 1'' wide and 3" long
one on each side
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:15 PM   #2
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Reflective tacks along your tail also helps getting to the stand.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:44 AM   #3
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I use a small piece of orange flagging tape to lead me to my stands.
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I can always find my stand in the dark guaranteed no second thoughts, no worrying. I have the best method out there.

I don't trust anyone in my area anymore and never leave my stand out so in the dark its either on my back or in my truck.

For finding the tree to put it up in a few years ago we got a box of pyramid reflective tacks that are awesome. they light up from any angle and you can use them as directional pointers as well depending on shat side of the tree you put them in.

They work very well and are hard to see in daylight. I highly recommend them.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:00 AM   #5
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Last year.. I ended up getting lost 10 feet from my stand. The place I was hunting was logged earlier that year so everything looked different. Up untill than, I was making fun of people like me

I got turned around a few dozen times, had a trail camera blind me a few times. Not sure where the pictures went and hate to find out where they will show up???

This year the guys got me one of those remote lights that go on the stand so I can find it. They got it as a joke, but I think I might try it!
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:13 AM   #6
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Mine is easy to find since I carry it on my back...

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Last year.. I ended up getting lost 10 feet from my stand. The place I was hunting was logged earlier that year so everything looked different. Up untill than, I was making fun of people like me

I got turned around a few dozen times, had a trail camera blind me a few times. Not sure where the pictures went and hate to find out where they will show up???

This year the guys got me one of those remote lights that go on the stand so I can find it. They got it as a joke, but I think I might try it!
Just follow the smell of your bait pile... the trails are wide enough for a truck! how can you get lost?
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Just follow the smell of your bait pile... the trails are wide enough for a truck! how can you get lost?

I actually hunt in Berks county... never hunted at the club, but may do it this year.
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Old 08-08-2007, 11:25 AM   #9
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Last year.. I ended up getting lost 10 feet from my stand. The place I was hunting was logged earlier that year so everything looked different. Up untill than, I was making fun of people like me

I got turned around a few dozen times, had a trail camera blind me a few times. Not sure where the pictures went and hate to find out where they will show up???

This year the guys got me one of those remote lights that go on the stand so I can find it. They got it as a joke, but I think I might try it!
Let me know how that light clicker thing works, I've been intrigued by it!

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Old 08-08-2007, 01:06 PM   #10
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i've used the tacks.. but now i use my gps.
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I use "cats eyes". I'll snap a glow stick and hang it, if I hunt it in the afternoon and I'm coming back in the morning.
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Old 08-08-2007, 02:24 PM   #12
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I use "cats eyes". I'll snap a glow stick and hang it, if I hunt it in the afternoon and I'm coming back in the morning.
I use tha tacks to and then some on tha stand.
I also amde me a lockin'system out of small cable and lock it to tha tree

I also leave other folks stuff alone and ya reap what ya sow.

I could have taken 30 or so stands,
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:21 PM   #13
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Never had trouble findin my stand or blind. But now since you have all brought it up I'll probably need something this year.
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Well I use the tacks as well, but I learned a trick about putting them out. I put mine just above the ground cover 6 to 8 inches. This way traspasers, and others like club memebers can't find my stand easily. Most people put them around 40 inches or so. But putting them down low allows you to walkin to your stand with out lifting your light up.
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I got a strobe that has a remote. I hang it from a hook high in the tree. I walk down the appropriate trail, and when I get close I hit the button. Light comes on, and I know exactly where the stand is. I still mark a trail, but this shows me exactly where the tree is even on the darkest mornings.
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:22 PM   #17
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I bought a remote light from Hunters Specialty's last year. Its a bright little red light you put on your stand. and will work from about 100 yds. helped me out 3 times last year.
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I bought a remote light from Hunters Specialty's last year. Its a bright little red light you put on your stand. and will work from about 100 yds. helped me out 3 times last year.
Mine's similar. Does yours flash?
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Yes. It has 2 modes. On all the time. And flashing. Best $25.00 I have spent in awhile.
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Helps find ATVs and vehicles after the hunt too. And mark a place on a road to enter. Agreed. Money very well spent. My friends are jealous, but most would never admit it.
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strobe? not a bad idear at all!!
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strobe? not a bad idear at all!!
Really, it is a red light that blinks, or stays on continuous, as opposed to a high intensity strobe. Plenty bright, and the remote turns in on when you get into the area. I have one that you turn on and leave in the evening, and it stays on and gets you back in the morning. I've also used that one for three nights in a row, with now apparent loss in brightness.
You still need a marked trail to get you in fast and quiet, but the marker light is a great asset.
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I like my GPS but for the most part I come in under pink light and have no trouble finding my stands
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I like my GPS but for the most part I come in under pink light and have no trouble finding my stands
Ya take all tha fun outta gittin' turned around in tha dark.
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i have been down right aggrevated many times knowing i had to be close to the tree and or brush blind i made and have to wait unbti lbay break.... of course by then i am mad and might as well go to the house because i have walked in so many circles and shined my light every direction no deer in its right mind is coming anywhere near me.... i like the light idea.... i am going to have to look in to that
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I use the reflective tacks some times if i'm hunting a new area and at the end i'll stick 2 in the tree that i hang my stand in....But for the most part i've hunted mark twain forests where i live for the past 35yrs and pretty much know it like the back of my hand.Even though most won't make the walk that i make through the woods i seldom leave my climbers.I don't trust people nowadays.
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I don't know how but I just tend to remember where it is. I look at the tree line and remember the layout and location. Works for me any how.
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I dont mark the trail anymore since I had three stands stolen within 2 years. I figure I am not making it any easier for them theiving !!!
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We've had trouble with theft too. I still use the reflective twisty-ties, but sparingly. A bud showed me to lay dead wood off to the side going in the direction of travel, if there's no snow, they stand out pretty good with minimal light, even decent moonlight. Pretty inconspicuos if your not looking for it.
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i have been down right aggrevated many times knowing i had to be close to the tree and or brush blind i made and have to wait unbti lbay break.... of course by then i am mad and might as well go to the house because i have walked in so many circles and shined my light every direction no deer in its right mind is coming anywhere near me.... i like the light idea.... i am going to have to look in to that
hehe thats been me on quite a few mornings. It really is amazing how much different the woods look at night as opposed to in the day. I've gotten turned around in the woods where I played as a kid for years and have hunted for the last 3. And it always happens when I'm walking someone else in to a spot too

If you guys think it is hard finding your TREESTAND in the woods try packing your treestand in on your back and finding the TREE that you've preselected for it to go in hahaha now THAT is tough
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to find a stand that is prehung just keep looking up I know that now make this light that goes on the stand and you keep a remote it is good to a couple hundred yards i think....Or just buy a GPS mine works great
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i simply remember where i put my stands ive never had a problem finding them
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