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What's safer; tree stand, ladder stand, or tripod

Old 04-10-2005, 09:08 AM
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Default What's safer; tree stand, ladder stand, or tripod

After reading another topic about tree stand I started wondering.
What's safer; a climber tree stand, a hang-on tree stand, a ladder stand, or a tripod.

At one point or another I've used all 4 and right now I'll call the climber the safer way of getting up high. At least I can clip the safety harnes to the climber as I'm going up the tree.

What do you guys think.
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:38 PM
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For my money that ladder stand is the easiest to get in and out of, therefore I believe it is the safest.
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Old 04-10-2005, 04:24 PM
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Default RE: What's safer; tree stand, ladder stand, or tripod

I guess it depends upon the quality of the tree stand. I built mine out of 2X6 treated lumber. Bolted to two trees, with 4, 2X6 angled braces. Ladder was also 2X6 with an angle so it was not too steep. The stand itself is 8 ft. X 8 ft. with side rails. It seem safe to me.
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Old 04-10-2005, 06:03 PM
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This one is safe! Warm and out of the weather, I have built three now. Gives me something to do out of season.

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Old 04-10-2005, 06:05 PM
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Default RE: What's safer; tree stand, ladder stand, or tripod

and this one!

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Old 04-10-2005, 06:07 PM
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Timber...Nice stand. It's one-dimensional, isn't it? You don't bow-hunt out of that do you?

I believe that ladder stands are probably the safest. I also think that they are all safe if you follow directions...don't get in a hurry...and know your limitations.

I used to be 340# (now 230) and I hunted from all types of stands at that weight. Never had a problem.
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:02 PM
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Default RE: What's safer; tree stand, ladder stand, or tripod

For my money that ladder stand is the easiest to get in and out of, therefore I believe it is the safest.
I think it's a matter of what you feel comfortable with. I know people who can climb up and get off a ladder but can't get back on.
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Old 04-11-2005, 05:09 PM
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Thanks for the opinions guys. I'm just intimidated by falling again. Before I fell I took all sorts of foolish chances that could've got me killed. Now I'm nervous when I get over 10 feet but these deer have a radar that can see all unless you go over 20 feet. I probably won't use hang on stands again as they just never feel to stable to me. A pernament stand is just too,,,, unmovable. On my property a 20 yards can make the difference between a good hunt and not seeing a single deer all day long.
I'll probably stick to the climbers and use ladders where I think I won't have to move it for a while.
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