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Old 08-11-2012, 11:13 PM
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Question Tree Stand Height

Might have some friends, family etc go out and sit in the treestand with me while I bowhunt.. Looking at some cheaper buddy stands.. Most of them are like 12 feet to the platform !! I have always hunted around 20 feet.. Do yall think 12 to the plat is to low to get deer right by you and not be in there field of view ???
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:39 AM
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I have always hunted higher but a lot of people have sucess at lower heights. Depends on how much background cover you have IMO.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:43 AM
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Seems kind of low but depends on your cover vegetation and scent as got to be more of a concern. The friends that are tagging along do they hunt? Will they be able to sit really still being that low I would put them higher and me lower but it is just a opinion.
Keep us posted I am interested as I have a couple of people that want to tag along as well.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:31 AM
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ive had success with my bow between 6-12 feet off the ground
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:33 PM
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I like to be at least 60 ft.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BPbowhunter92 View Post
I like to be at least 60 ft.
yea i like to be above the canopy too, really helps me see where i parked the truck.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:44 PM
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Really, LOL!
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:30 PM
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Ill hunt in my stands from 12ft to 16 ft....you'll be fine in 12 ft stands..
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:50 PM
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Big Game has a 16-17 ft buddy stand that is made really well. Own one myself, and it is very steady, heavy, but really steady. It takes a couple good men to put it up. I bought one of those stand buddy's that strap to the tree and crank it up, works awesome.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by BPbowhunter92 View Post
I like to be at least 60 ft.
60 FEET WOW. What a shot angle. Thats crazy
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