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Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? #6292799
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I posted this question in the blinds/feeders section but I've only gotten one comment, so I figure I'll post it here since I'm not the only one that would like to hear opinions on the matter.

So what do y'all prefer for bow hunting? Ladder, climber, hang-on? Any specific brands? Specific height? Any tips would be appreciated.


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Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6293019
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I like ladder but I have only gun hunted in a lock on stand but a bow would work great in it. I'm going to bow hunt out of a lock on this year. For ladder I recommend big game. I thinks it's called a deluxe. But for lock on I recommend millennium stands but they can get pricey. They have great ladder stand too but again they are pricey.

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Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6293022
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hang-on or ladder for me. Climbers require not only a very straight vertical tree, but no limbs. I use hang-on more than anything because I like having the seclusion compared to a giant ladder all the way to the ground. Doesnt really make a difference to the deer I dont think but thats just my opinion. Not big on brands as long as it has a comfortable seat and roomy enough platform that I dont feel like im going to fall off anytime I stand up. Just make sure you keep your hang-ons well maintained and taken care of and I would never sit in a hang-on without a safety harness.


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Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: LandAgent] #6293192
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For bow, a lock on. I can hang one on a tree with limbs which still has leaves for max concealment. Takes a little longer to put up vs a climber. Ladder stands are just to hard to move and set up if you are by yourself.

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Ladder stands and tri pods.

Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: sqiggy] #6293613
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Originally Posted By: sqiggy
For bow, a lock on. I can hang one on a tree with limbs which still has leaves for max concealment. Takes a little longer to put up vs a climber. Ladder stands are just to hard to move and set up if you are by yourself.


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Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6293678
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
I posted this question in the blinds/feeders section but I've only gotten one comment, so I figure I'll post it here since I'm not the only one that would like to hear opinions on the matter.

So what do y'all prefer for bow hunting? Ladder, climber, hang-on? Any specific brands? Specific height? Any tips would be appreciated.
. Finally something I can answer! I love advanced tree stand technologies ( smackedown ) Easy to carry in Easy to set up! Yes it may take a little longer than ladder stands however the quality is awsome and its light!

The leaves of the tree make great concealment and the stand is easy to move and carry out.

Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6293762
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Climber first, then hang on second.

Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6293783
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Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6293921
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I like the one that's in the right apot

Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6294535
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Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: sbushee] #6294988
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Originally Posted By: sbushee
I like the one that's in the right apot



Great Comment!!!

Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6297537
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tree saddle and lone wolf climbing sticks!

Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6298309
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Your question is a good one, but really depends on more than just personal preference. Most answers you have received so for are likely based on one's physical condition as well as what trees are available. I would prefer a chain on, but because I'm "Fat and over 50",the ladder stands make me feel much safer and with so many options out there, it's not hard to find one that's comfortable enough for an all day set if I choose. There are advantages to all 3 mentioned above, and to each his own, but when you know where you want to hunt before season, a ladder stand that has been pre set and sturdy is hard to beat on those dark mornings where you are trusting to feel more than your eye sight. Good luck with which ever you choose!

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Climbing stand. I feel very safe using one, can't say the same for ladder stands I've been in.


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Like most but I hunt Kansas and sometimes on public land so my API climber is my best, no problem finding good trees.

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I tried some hang ons on my lease but i never could find a straight enough tree where i wanted to hunt so I sold them and replaced them w ladder stands. My main factor is the platform size, I want something large and stable, ladder or hang on.

And always wear your harness! I like the life-lines too, they add another level of safety most falls are from climbing in our out.


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Six foot tripod backed to an evergreen tree. I shoot trad so thats why I like the short ones.

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Millennium M-150U lock on paired with muddy pro climbing sticks is my go to set up easy to pack and set up


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Six foot tripod backed to an evergreen tree. I shoot trad so thats why I like the short ones.

Now that is cool. cheers


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Re: Favorite tree stand for bow hunting? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #6349487
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I am 53 and am in pretty decent health. I prefer "hang ons" set at 20-25' up - preferrably in a tree with some cover and within the second row of trees in the "target" area that I am hunting. I like to be high and concealed - and for that there is nothing better than a hang on.

The newer Summit stands are easy to hang. They come with a bracket on a strap that you put around the tree and then simply clip the stand onto the bracket. Very easy and secure.

Also - ALWAYS use a safety harness with a lineman's belt while you are hanging the stands and then a "life line" for when you climb and hunt them. Do not make the mistake of hunting out of these things and taking a short cut on this. Stupid not to use a safety harness. It also makes hanging them much easier.

I tried hunting out of a ladder stand years ago but I felt too close to the ground - way too "open". I did kill a nice buck out of a tripod one time in West Texas. I put it in between two Mesquite trees and felt very hidden. No problems drawing back and getting the shot off. But I hunt East Texas now and large tall trees are plentiful.


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Rivers Edge ladder stands for me. Large platform and very comfortable seat.




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