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Old 07-24-2006, 09:56 PM
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Every good spot I find has crappy roughted, leaning, fat, skinny, etc. trees. Am I being too picky in finding the right tree. Finding the deer has been easy, finding the tree has been a pain inMY ARSS![:@]
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:34 PM
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What kind of stand are you taling about? Hang on, ladder, climber? I've always been picky about what I pick for use with my climber until I hunted with some friends a few times. They would pick the best tree in the right spot....optimal diameter or a really thin dia. I used to find a good spot, look for a tree with the right bark and dia. and if it wasn't there I'd move to where I could find one. Not anymore.....I've quit being as picky with tree dia.
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:30 AM
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Well you cant be too picky when it comes to treestand safety and I believe you are trying to find a strong heatly big tree. I myself was having issues finding suitable trees for some of my stands. My main stand is my Rivers EdgeStealthLadder stand. The only problem I have had over the past few years of owning this stand was theoverly long support brace that straps to the tree. When setting up the stand I have had to have about 5 inches of the brace sicking out past theladder, this caused meto catch myselfand clothingwhen climbing in and out of the stand. So I did some planning and decided it was time for a quick modification. I cut the length of the bar that was sticking out say 5 inches or so. I cut a piece of 1 inch square tubbing to just about the same legnth of the original brace, slid the original brace inside the new tubing and drilled some holes about 2 inches apart matching the pre-existing holes in the original brace. Thus making the support brace adjustable to any length, so now no matter what tree I find, its suitable for the ladderstand and the stand will always be square. Sometimes modifications are needed to hunt certain areas, please do this carefully and if needed, ask someone who has modified factory built stands for assistance. Always use extreme caution when using any home made or modified stand and always use your safety harness or HSS (Hunters Safety System).
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:06 AM
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I'm using a Gorilla hang on stand with climbing sticks.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:03 AM
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Overall, most chain on stands are not altogether fickle about the trees they go on. So you shouldnt be quite so picky.

Stand type and choice should be contingent on the spot to hunt. A sweet ambush site is alot harder to find than the stand to put there. Find your honey-hole, then make your plans according to the circumstances at hand. Make do with what you have, but make what you have do what's best for the circumstances. Am I making any sense?
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:04 PM
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Not all trees are created equal same rule applys to stands.
If you have a climber or a ladder type then you have problem.
Lone Wolf has a hang on called the alpha, hang on this stand has a leveling divice that allows to adjust to the angle of the tree, you might want to check it out on their web site.
If you don't have that option there is always a good ground blind like a Double Bull.
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:10 PM
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Yep, what he said I use Lone Wolf and climbing sticks. I hunt deer, not trees.
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:12 PM
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Get yourself a Tree Saddle and the shape of the tree just don't matter much. Of course, I wouldn't be caught dead in one of those things, but hey, the must work, right?
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:25 PM
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Your using a Gorilla w/sticks. A tree to put it in shouldn't be too much of a problem. It doesn't necessarilly have to be a perfectly straight tree, it just needs to be straight on the area, at the height, and in the dirrectionyou want to put your stand. Your stand can lean back ever so slightly, but you do not want it to lean to either side or forward. That not only would be dangerous, but makes for a very uncomfortable hunt. Finding a straight tree is the safest, but I have had to put sticksin trees where you had to climb at an angle to get to the stand, which would then be straight. I have hung or helped hang over 800 stands in 5 states and have seenor hung stands in most every kind of tree possible. Also not too small a tree or the wind will whip you all over ..LOL
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:39 PM
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Gorrilla: Made over seas
Lone Wolf: Made in Wisconsin

Gorilla: Makes noise
Lone Wolf: Cast platform has no material stress, solid and light. SILENT.

Gorrilla: somewhat straight tree.
Lone Wolf: Can be put on angles to straighten stand on side to side crooked trees or leaning forward or back.

Lone Wolf sticks attach directly to back of stand, slip up ANY Tree quietly and quickly. No welds... Be safe!

Alright, let me say it in a way you can understand it...

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