logo
 

Sponsored by:
Go Back   HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Whitetail Deer Hunting

Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-06-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,246
Default Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree

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.

Chap Gleason, Loudoun County Va.


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.
__________________
Chapman Gleason
Purcellville Va
http://www.the-gleasons.com
gleason.chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2005, 05:59 PM   #2
Nontypical Buck
 
Rhody Hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 3,606
Default RE: Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree

i think I'll stick with my climber.I'm not sure how you are climbing it safely?
__________________
"The believer is happy. The doubter is wise."
Rhody Hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,246
Default RE: Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree

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.
Chap Gleason


__________________
Chapman Gleason
Purcellville Va
http://www.the-gleasons.com
gleason.chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2005, 06:44 PM   #4
Giant Nontypical
 
BowHuntingFool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin/Michigan
Posts: 9,679
Default RE: Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree

No offense but I hope that you use a harness!
__________________
Big River Longbow 66" 52# @ 28"
Big River Longbow 66" 47# @ 28"
Big River Longbow 62" 52# @ 28"
Big River Recurve 56" 52# @ 28"
NewWood Longbow 58" 45# @ 28"

Wisconsin Traditional Archers
Ojibwa Bowhunters
BowHuntingFool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2005, 07:09 PM   #5
 
Spiffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 284
Default RE: Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree




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.


[/align]
__________________
Hammer 'em.

"He's not dead... Because I haven't killed him yet." -Major Konig, "Enemy At The Gates"

"A Fricken 12 gauge, What did you think!... God!"
-Napoleon Dynamite
Spiffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2005, 07:21 PM   #6
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,246
Default RE: Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree

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.
Chap Gleason
__________________
Chapman Gleason
Purcellville Va
http://www.the-gleasons.com
gleason.chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2005, 07:25 PM   #7
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,246
Default RE: Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree

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
__________________
Chapman Gleason
Purcellville Va
http://www.the-gleasons.com
gleason.chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2005, 08:40 PM   #8
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: florida
Posts: 974
Default RE: Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree

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.
__________________
Team #1 - The Last Gobble
2009 HuntingNet.com Spring Turkey Contest Champions
fl.huntress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2005, 05:10 AM   #9
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,246
Default RE: Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree

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.
Chap Gleason

__________________
Chapman Gleason
Purcellville Va
http://www.the-gleasons.com
gleason.chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2005, 06:26 AM   #10
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: chiefland Florida USA
Posts: 5,417
Default RE: Low Cost, simple, safe Tree Stands you make in Y-Tree

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.
__________________
I am not a hunter ; I am a whitetail population reduction specialest

remember keep your back to the sun, your knife sharp, and your powder dry.
Tree climber is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boredom----How to make low cost tree stands for MLer hunting, gotta have Y-Tree gleason.chapman Black Powder 27 02-26-2008 04:08 PM
NO COST TREE STAND!!!! This one Really is Safe!!! Hoythunter1000000 Bowhunting 21 09-08-2006 06:02 AM
Is there anyone here that doesn't use a tree stand? Or do all bow hunters use tree stands??? JC308 Bowhunting 15 09-19-2005 08:18 AM
tree stands safe or not model722 Northeast 4 09-04-2003 06:28 PM
how to make climbing tree stands? jere778222 Whitetail Deer Hunting 2 11-20-2002 10:09 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:44 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1