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how high do you hunt?

Unread postby 76chevy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:53 am

I am not a fan of heights, usually I hunt about 12 - 15 feet and never more than about 18' or so from my climber

all depending on the tree and cover of course

sometimes, I will hunt as low as 10 feet if the cover is better there


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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby 76chevy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:06 am

just wondering how high most of you guys hunt from?
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby wappkid » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:24 am

Just depends on where I hunt usually 25-30 ft
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby Stuart » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:30 am

Early season I normally have to go 4 sticks up (around 20 feet).

But everything really depends on the tree, how close I am to deer, and cover.
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby huntinfool14 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:34 am

every tree if different..but i love to get high up! i like to be at least 20 ft but 25-30 is perfect! some ladder stands i have are 15 which is fine..but not my ideal spot..what i like is when im high up in the tree..the wind isnt AS big as a factor and you can get away will a little bit more movement
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:44 am

Early season I sit a little lower because of the thick leaf cover but will rarely set up less than 15 feet. As the season goes on and the trees are more bare I go a little higher but usually not much over 25 feet. Sometimes if there is not a lot of coverage I will sit lower but set up on the opposite side of the tree.
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby wappkid » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:16 am

Do you think you could get to 25ft with 5 LW sticks?
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby Schultzy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:21 am

All depends on cover, etc. Been as low as 5 feet and as high as about 25 feet.
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:41 am

Dewey wrote:Early season I sit a little lower because of the thick leaf cover but will rarely set up less than 15 feet. As the season goes on and the trees are more bare I go a little higher but usually not much over 25 feet. Sometimes if there is not a lot of coverage I will sit lower but set up on the opposite side of the tree.


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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby mrjbigfoot » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:26 am

15 to 16' in ladder stands, 20' in my lock-on and normally 20 to 25' in my climber. I prefer the 20-25' height and always trying to be up into some low canopy foilage to break up my background.

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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby hunt n nut » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:29 am

wappkid wrote:Do you think you could get to 25ft with 5 LW sticks?


If you do the math, you'd have 28 in. between sticks to get 25 ft. outa 5 LW sticks... way to far for my short legs ;)
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby Indianahunter » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:51 am

wappkid wrote:Do you think you could get to 25ft with 5 LW sticks?


That depends on a couple of things. First if you are a short guy like me who can't put the sticks as far apart then it would be pushing it. Secondly, I personally suggest the safest way to get in your stand is to go a little higher with the sticks and step down on to the platform. I know some guys who hang their stands right at the top step and stand on one leg and swing around while hugging the tree. So in that case you could get your sticks that high but the stand would be a foot or so below your top step. Oh yeah and wear a safety harness ;)
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby dan » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:51 am

My stand height is determined by the spot I am hunting. Many things need to be considered like having adaquate cover, wind direction, shot obstructions, distance of percieved shot, etc..
With that said, I think the perfect height is around 18 feet, but conditions might put me anywhere from ground level to 25 feet.
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby dan » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:55 am

Here is an article I wrote about stand placment that I think is a good read. Feel free to comment on it.

CLICK THE LINK:

viewtopic.php?f=159&t=1329&p=12264&hilit=treestand+height#p12264
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Re: how high do you hunt?

Unread postby adrenalin » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:23 pm

wappkid wrote:Do you think you could get to 25ft with 5 LW sticks?

I got a 25 foot rope for my bow and 2 tree steps and 3 stick gets me 25 feet. I do stretch my steps and sticks farther apart than most people would. 3 sticks gets me about 17 feet to the platform.


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