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Old 08-05-2007, 08:47 PM
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When bowhunting I usually stay around 20 to 25 feet but when gun hunting I have been as high as 60 feet. It all depends on the tree, view, coverand location. Oh and how windy it is.

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Old 08-05-2007, 08:53 PM
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I stay between 20 an 28 feet depends on cover.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:56 PM
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like the others said depends on alot...once last year i climbed up above 30...the spot was wide open and to get any cover i had to climb high...i found the biggest, sturdiest looking tree i could find

generally i go 18-25ft high...i have hunted from lower..and do when i have to/can...no sense in climbing 30+ unless you need to..
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:06 PM
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I like the 20-25ft mark myself
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:16 PM
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I am typically at about 15-17 feet stand height. It may be obvious, but sometimes you can
get a lot of extra feet out of your equipment (if not using a climber) just by stand location
(using high ground to your advantage).
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:18 PM
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High enough that I feel I can get a clean shot(within my abilities)while blending myself and treestand into the limbs and foliage of the tree.
My first deer with a bow was shot from a treestand that was only a 10ft ladderstand. The cover was perfect at that height and the deer was shot @ 5yds away from the base of the tree.
I dont think the actual height of the treestand is the determining factor but how well you and your treestand become a natural part of the scenery.
The only thing that a lower height treestand means is that you'll have to restrict your movements to the absolute minimum.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:28 PM
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fifteen feet no deer knew i was there
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:31 PM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: atlasman

I have stayed low and climbed very high............all depends on where I am and what tree I am in. Wherever the best cover is.

I tie my tow rope to my front rail and go, when I feel my bow coming off the ground (20 ft) I make a judgement call if I need to go up or down a little but I try to stay in that ballpark.

The higher you get the sharper the angle your shot will be..........no pass through and one hole high in the back makes for a tougher tracking job in my experience.

It is not uncommon for deer to look up around here either.

Same here!!! on all of it

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Old 08-05-2007, 09:31 PM
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i use a ladder thats only 12 feet all the way up to about 25 feet. most around 16-18
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:33 PM
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I stay around 15, but my cousins go as high as 30.
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