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Old 07-14-2005, 02:48 AM
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If you are hunting in early season, climbing too high can interfere with your ability to see well. If you are up in the canopy of leaves, you can't see or shoot anything coming in until it is right on top of you.
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:45 AM
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Personally.. I like to stay between 12-15 feet.. I have always felt comfortable there. I guess its because a lock on I was hunting in slipped at about 22 feet and i was dangling from a tree. Damn big maple tree. However. If i do hunt in a lock on, I make sure that the stand is secure to the tree and then i add an extra rope ratchet to the bottom of the platform that goes around the base of the tree as well.
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:35 PM
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I think every situation has its own heights. I too prefer anywere between 15-25ft. That is just my preference. I have hunted higher, but think the angle makes it tough for a clean double lungpass through.
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:54 PM
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Most of the time I hunt from 18-22 ft off of the ground while bowhunting but sometimes I will go up to 25 it just depends on the layout of the terrain and the background cover. I don't like to get any higher than that because I don't like the shot angles on anything inside of 15 yards.
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Old 07-14-2005, 04:21 PM
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Average 18-22..... I've killed deer from 5 feet to 30 feet.... Depends on the setup.
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Old 07-14-2005, 06:07 PM
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i sit around 15- 20 feet. I have been scented, but this year im gonna try skunk cover scent.Just hope i dont spill any on myself or ill be sleepin in the garage
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:15 PM
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What's too high? Depends on the terrain for me more than anything.

Level ground beneath me and anything over 30 feet is too high.

Add a side hill where I anticipate the shot to happen, 40 feet may not be high enough.

Personally I prefer to stay in the 20 - 25 foot range from my intended target.

I only go higherduring the late season when the cover once afforded by summers leaves have gone.
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