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Old 10-27-2006, 08:05 AM
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16' is the highest I have been up in a tree stand, my portable with climbing sticks. I regularly use permanent stands that are about 12' high. I have yet to need to be any higher up, and quite frankly I am not the biggest fan of heights. I live in Minnesota.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:06 AM
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1. Mine is 12 ft
2. 14 to 16 I guess is average around my area
3. Heard them going as high as 25 to 30 ft
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:13 AM
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heat rises. human heat is a source of oder. i hunt mid illinois and my fixed stands r 20 feet, my climber is used at 20 to 30 feet it is key to elimanate all scents. higher is always better for this and 4 a better view too
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:45 AM
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Isn't it harder toget a good shot when you are higher up?

Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

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Old 10-27-2006, 10:47 AM
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Isn't it harder toget a good shot when you are higher up?

Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

GSG
I definitely agree the a shot with a bow gets more complicated/difficult the higher you are. Not so much with a rifle.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:56 AM
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1. My homemade ladder is 23' to the floor, my store bought is 20' to seat.
I like 20' the best, but put it in a tree where the cover is.
2. I would say 16 -20' my area is flat woods and farm ground.
3. Have a buddy that says anything less than thirty is a waste of time, he gets deer every year.
4. NW Ohio

As you mentioned I think any thing over 25 puts your close shots from a double lunger to a single lung shot. But some people like it. I dropped a gun once when I forgot to put my glove back on and let rope down and it got away from me and when it picked up speed burnt my hands! Sounds like your tool would be cool!
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:10 AM
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The feedback that we're getting is that the Gunslinger is a big help when you drop your gun. After all, that's part of what it is designed to do.

I appreciate the information.

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Old 10-27-2006, 11:47 AM
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1. 16-20 feet
2.16-20 feet
3. about 25 feet
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:50 PM
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Alright , I lke these kind of questions .

I have two treestands out right now : one is twentyfour feet up and the other is twenty feet.
The other hunters in my area have there stands set at twenty feet.
The highest I ever had my stand was twenty eightfeet.
I live in Ypsilanti , Michigan .
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Old 10-27-2006, 01:58 PM
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Another question, kind of on the same lines. Do you think tree stand height might differ based on the height of the trees? If the leaves start higher off the ground you might need a higher stand. Where I'm going with that is in certain parts of the country you might have stands that go higher because the leaves that conceal them are higher.

From what I've seen so far on thisthread, 15 - 20feet seems to be the average.

Thankstoeveryone who took the time to answer.

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