How high do you guys like to be in your stands.

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by bowhuntinfordeer, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. bowhuntinfordeer

    bowhuntinfordeer Junior Member

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    I have stands ranging from 12 to 18 feet and I almost will not hunt the ones under 15 feet, but today I hung a new one at 18 and I forgot how high that really seems in a small portable. At least it is has a good climbing stick up to it but those stands seem so small when you get on them. In the future when I put one over 15 feet I am going to buy some bigger platforms. How high do you like to be?
     
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  2. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Minimum of 15 feet for me but 20 is better. It depends on the tree too.
     

  3. bowcraze30

    bowcraze30 Senior Member

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    15-20. generally the higher the better but i dont like the angle
     
  4. bowhuntinfordeer

    bowhuntinfordeer Junior Member

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    Yeah, but I think heights and age don't go together.

    The older I get the less 20 foot appeals to me. I know I get busted about every time under 15 but I only have about 2 stands that low. I build most of my own. I have alot of ladders that I have built myself.
     
  5. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    I killed a doe on the ground this year and I loved it. It was really windy that day and I figured I could get away with a little more movement and I called it spot on. I shot her at 23yrds broadside. It was kinda like shooting at a 3D target. I was really pumped up about that one.
     
  6. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    High!

    Depending on the slop on top of a hill, 15ft
    In a bottem 25 to 30ft
    My ladder stands are only 15ft but i have good success from them
    My climber i go as high as i need to and always were my harness!:biggrin1:
     
  7. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    for bow, I like my climber at 18-20 feet, for gun, I take my climber to the nose bleed section......30+ I like to be able to see......:biggrin1:
     
  8. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I stay around 16-18 feet
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    crap splatters when hits the ground..........:noidea:
     
  10. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    It's not the fall that kills ya it's the ground...:frusty:
     
  11. jetshowell

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    for bow i dont like to be under 20 better 25 and for gun it depends on how high i can get i got one tree on top of a hill i go clear up 45ft from there u can see everything the whole dang county
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    the heart attack that I had on the way to the ground, would kill me....:noidea:
     
  13. pilot

    pilot Senior Member

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    I'd say 15-20. Our season starts early too so if you get too high up you'll be up in the green canopy and won't be able to see anything unless it walks right under you.