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Old 12-06-2005, 05:37 PM
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I got a digital camera on my cell phone this year and took pictures of my tree stands and wrote up how to make these low cost, simple to make, safe tree stands for deer hunting. See my web site:

http://www.the-gleasons.com/low_cost_tree_stands_for_hunting.htm

Hope this is helpful to hunters on the HuntingNet Forum.

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I deleted the picture I had in here, since some did NOT go to the web site to get the entire "system". See the Web link above for how to make these stands.
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:59 PM
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i think I'll stick with my climber.I'm not sure how you are climbing it safely?
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:04 PM
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See my web site that I put in the above post. I describe how I make the rope steps out of 3/8" poly prop rope, 1000 lb load limit. They are safe.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:44 PM
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No offense but I hope that you use a harness!
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:09 PM
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Looks like a good idea to me! I don't think it would be that dangerous and they seem to be set up low. But then again I've sat on a 2x6 board with 2 screws up a little higher than that. Thanks I may try that if I find the right tree in a good spot.


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Old 12-06-2005, 07:21 PM
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If you check out my web site for how to make these on the very first page I said to always ware a harness. I do every time.
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:25 PM
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Fine. Climbers work. These stands are less costly than climbers and you leave them in year around, not carry them out each day you go hunting.
The down side is they must be in a Y-tree. Chap Gleason
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:40 PM
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around here we have to have out stands out the day after the hunt is over so leaving them is not an option....it's also illegal to puncture the trees...public land rules...i'll just keep luggin' mine in and out....best of luck to you and please be safe.
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:10 AM
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In your state then and on public land, these stands are not good for you.
As for puncture the trees, there are work arounds for that such as drilling holes near the Y and using 3/8" rope to tie it to the tree. Another option is to drill 2 holes near the Y for U bolts, another option is to use 2 lb mall and pound the Y-board into the Y-tree so it doesn't "pop" out. So there are work arounds for private land where you don't want to damage trees. The steps do not damage the trees and are very safe. Good hunting.
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Old 12-07-2005, 06:26 AM
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gleason ; thats fine , we have been making steps like that for the last 20 years. the only thing we use light chain with hooks on the end.

the rope you use will get old and brittle; (I know a friend wanted to use it rather than the chain and luckly for him it was the bottom step that the rope broke) also he found the squirrels will eat that poly woven rope. we use lineman glove bags to carry our steps to and from the tree.
they work good no matter how big the tree is.
we use lock on stands with the steps. 6 or 8 steps will get you as high as you want, if it is big with limbs you got it made.

just becareful with the rope steps.
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