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Old 07-20-2013, 07:33 PM
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Ok so this is going to be my first year bowhunting, and I am thinking about getting a tree stand. I want to know what you guys would suggest. I am thinking about either a hang on or a climber. I am going to be hunting public land and private land. ( I will usually have to take the stand in and out of the woods each day.) I will also be sitting for the most of the day, so it needs to comfortable. I also don't have a ton of money to spend. Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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I'd get a muddy hang on/lock on stand with climbing sticks
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:16 PM
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If you have to take it down every day go with a climber. You have to find the right tree to climb, but you don't have to deal with hanging sticks and the stand every day.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:51 PM
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Yeah the only thing about a climber is there cant be many branches and the tree has to be straight. I have to do a bit more scouting to make sure that there are enough decent trees.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:52 PM
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Yeah the only thing about a climber is there cant be many branches and the tree has to be straight. I have to do a bit more scouting to make sure that there are enough decent trees.
Thats what I do. I scout out a good spot and use reflective tacks to mark my trees.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:19 PM
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Do you have any recommendations?
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:43 PM
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There are more climber accessible trees in the woods than u might think. I can honestly say that there are very few instances that I cannot hunt from a climber due to a lack of climbable trees.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:21 AM
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I personally prefer a light hang on stand and 3 sections of the hang on climbing sticks. Lone wolf is what I recomend.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:53 AM
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I use a climber, I've never not hunted because I couldn't find a tree, but there are times I haven't been able to find a tree to hunt the set up I wanted to. In my opinion, if you don't have to move the stand during season, you can't beat the comfort of a ladder stand.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by jakeman3327 View Post
Ok so this is going to be my first year bowhunting, and I am thinking about getting a tree stand. I want to know what you guys would suggest. I am thinking about either a hang on or a climber. I am going to be hunting public land and private land. ( I will usually have to take the stand in and out of the woods each day.) I will also be sitting for the most of the day, so it needs to comfortable. I also don't have a ton of money to spend. Thanks in advance for any input.
I started with a summit viper (climber) and still use the summit brand. Any other brand seems wierd because I am so used to the summit. I tried a lone wolf stand and ended up taking it back, it just didn't feel right. Climbers are very nice now days and some are pretty lightweight.
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