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What kind of tree configuration do you look for?

Old 01-01-2002, 12:36 PM
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Default What kind of tree configuration do you look for?

I wanted to see if anyone looks for a specific kind of setup or tree configuration.

For me I love finding a tree that has a "Y" config and the split is at around 18-22 feet. That way I position my stand so that I can look through the V when standing but have the back support while sitting. Put that tree near an intersection of trails and I'm set. One of my hunting partners loves a similar tree but he puts his stand in the middle of the V and usually at 25 feet. How about you?

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Old 01-01-2002, 12:44 PM
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I'm as happy as a pig in mud when I have 2 or 3 poplur trees close together, but wild cherry does a number on tearing up my skin. Maple is ok except when it is wet.
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Old 01-01-2002, 12:58 PM
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Good question Lefty!! I look for several trees next to each other, this makes for a great stand set-up, as the other trees will hide your outline. I also like to place my stands in a hardwood tree next to a pine or sumac tree. The branches of the pine tree will hide your form as well too!! If that's not possible, then you will have to climb higher up in the tree to compensate for the deers eyesight picking you off if your were lower in the tree!! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-01-2002, 01:45 PM
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I don't care what the tree looks like. If I'm scouting ahead of time and I find a spot I want to hunt, I pick which tree I need to be in, or several trees depending on wind direction. Then I choose which stand/pegs/stick/climber combination I need to use to hunt from that tree.

Basically, you hunt a specific location cause it looks good, not just because a specific tree looks good. But, if you are really lucky, the tree will be perfect for ya.

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Old 01-01-2002, 02:18 PM
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I have had good luck in pine trees.You can't beat the coverage it gives you plus you get a little free cover scent to boot.In alot of cases it is not available where I want to set up so early scouting makes me pick the spot first then the tree closet to it.
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Old 01-01-2002, 02:24 PM
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if possible, I set up in or around a cluster of trees, to help hide me.
we have a bunch of holleys down here, and they keep their leaves year
round. so i like to set up next to them also for concealment.
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Old 01-02-2002, 06:39 AM
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A nice pine tree or just about any tree as long as there are at least 3 or 4 close together.
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Old 01-02-2002, 06:45 AM
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I tryed going up a chery tree this year last time I'll do that . I like oak trees but location is all important .
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Old 01-02-2002, 07:12 AM
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I like any fairly straight tree that gives me good cover. If I can find the cover I will hunt about 15 feet up. If there is no cover available in the area I want to hunt such as mature hardwoods, then I will go up three higher to about 20 feet. Wind is always a factor. Make sure you know what the prevailing winds are in your area.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:04 AM
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one that has a ton of deer sign around it???

i don't look for anything in particular, as long as I am at least 16 to 18 feet above, i am pleased. some of my favorites have y's in the middle about at that height, but i have climbed up some utility poles too, 25 feet up...unintentional in the dark before a hunt, man, once the sun came up, i swear i was in the clouds

i may be a bit partial to oak clusters near hemlocks and pines, but always like climbing up a gnarly maple, which allows me to only get up about 12 feet, in the middle of an ancient cow pasture, now farm field...i always seem to get deer from it
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