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Old 09-22-2010, 12:21 PM
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I get a little carried away sometimes and I know my bottom platform of my climber has been 30 feet off the ground cause I have a 30 ft bow rope and its been off the ground, its way overkill but I usually sit around 20-25 I'm still young so why not go the extra mile.

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Old 09-22-2010, 12:39 PM
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16-30 ft up
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:55 PM
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I feel that foliage canopy isn't the only thing to consider. Also, as I believe BigCountry mentioned, the higher you go, the less your scent will affect you negatively. I climb a minimum of 20 feet. Have gone as high as 34'-38', but rarely that high. I average 24'-28'. Steep angles help with blood trails also...nothing like hitting them high on one side and having all that blood spilling from a exit hole low on the other side!
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:58 PM
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my stands are 17ft. for bow and gun stands are around 25ft
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:26 PM
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I climb 20-25 ft. (until the rope tethered to my bow or gun runs out)
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:51 PM
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20-25 hang on, 25-30 climber
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:12 PM
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12-16 feet. I use climbing sticks and a hang-on stand. Due to a neighbor who poached deer all year long, the deer were unsually wary up until last year. But I see a lot of deer and have only been busted once in the past 3 years (scent or sight) that I know of. I am fanaticall about scent control and keep my movements to a minimum. I understand the rationale about keeping high up to keep out of sight and out of scent, but I'm not a huge fan of heights and higher stands = steeper shot angles = smaller target area.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:12 PM
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The stand I've killed the most out of is a homemade rig that is about 9 feet off of the ground. I have some store bought ladder stands that are 15 feet. Got a climber this year I'm gonna stay around 15 feet with it. I'm not a big fan of heights. In my opinion, just make sure you have a good backdrop from all angles and you are gonna be in good shape.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ksharvester View Post
im terrified of heights so my stands are at 13ft and 16ft then the other one im putting up is going to be 16ft also. should i be worried about getting busted?
Nope, u should continue to worry about being comfortable and safe!

A deer isn't worth it.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:34 PM
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Anywhere from 18 to 25 feet up. Sometimes a little higher or lower depending on the terrain and what trees are available where I want to hunt.
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