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Old 09-18-2010, 11:28 AM
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I am thinking of getting a ladder stand for Bow Hunting. I can put it up on my small 5 acers and leave it up. It would allow me to hunt alittle more than my climber I have. I do use my climber at public Hunting areas. So what would you look for in a ladder stand. I would like to keep it under $100 if I could.

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Old 09-18-2010, 11:41 AM
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comfort to an extent, i use my own cushion in mine, better than the stock pad,

arm rests, or a shooting rail

roomy feeling
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:42 AM
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Will the seat fold up to allow me to stand?

Large enough platform to allow the above.
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:46 PM
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That is what I was thinking comfort and a big platform. I do not know about a shooting rail, would that not be in the way to shoot the bow? Anyway I was at my local Dicks sporting goods today and there sale was ending they had a 15 foot lader stand but small seat and small platform for $59.00 I thought about it and decieded against it although sort of kinda wanted to get it. They had another on for $79.00 on the same sale but it had a shooting rail that seemed to be in the way. Of course you cannot climbon up and try them out.

So I will wait maybe Bass Pro will have another sale later in the year.

Those are my only two choice Dicks and Bass Pro in my area that usually have sales. Walmart usually not that good.

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Old 09-18-2010, 06:15 PM
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Definately a foot rest. It sounds like a small thing, but a foot rest makes a world of difference for your lower back after several days of several hors in the stand.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:18 PM
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Also a nice sized platform. If you end up getting one with a small platform, make sure you measure it and practice with your feet as close as they'll be in the stand.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:18 PM
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A lot of times the shooting rails don't have to be put on when you set them up. But ones that have a fold up seat are real nice for bow hunting. Good sized platform. A dual rail for the ladder, seem to hold up a lot better compared to a single rail. I'm a bigger/taller guy so I like the two-man double stands even if it's just me.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:31 PM
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What do you look for in Ladder stands?

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:45 AM
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A good size platform (Size 12 boots..), and the older I get the more I appreciate a comfortable seat! The bigger the better.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:57 AM
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20 foot and sturdy
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