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Tree Stand Height Question

Old 10-27-2006, 02:06 PM
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That would be one factor on placing a stand , I try to find a tree that start to branch out and place my stand inbetween them for cover.
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:05 PM
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Maximum area visibility is the key to me. If the tree canopy is low then the stand is, but if it is on the edge of a cutover or a seed tree cut then higher means more area visibility, usually with a climber. I don't know who came up with the 16 foot ladder stand height number, but if the commercial built metal ladder standswere made in 20 or 24 foot heights I would have some of them.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:42 AM
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Thanks everyone. This helps a lot.

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Old 10-30-2006, 11:09 AM
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1&2 Weprobably have45 16' ladder stands, so that would be 1 & 2. I had rather have a 20' ladder stand.
3 I have climbed as high as 50' with my climber, depends on how high I can go and have the best view.
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You need to specify what kind of stands you mean (ladder, hang on, climber etc)
Timber, "You sir are a WILD MAN"...I wanna party with you cowboy!!!...50 feet in a stand???..that's outa control, did you take an oxygen tank with ya??
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:28 AM
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Not a big fan of heights, so 50 feet would be way too high for me.

Can you even get a good shot at anything from up that high?

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Old 10-30-2006, 11:42 AM
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20 to 30ft.
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Old 10-30-2006, 01:02 PM
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Stand height really varies depending upon surroundings, even within the same state. I've hunted from tree stands placed in hedge rows in KS, I was about 6' off the ground at my feet, just high enough to see over the chest deep grass on the field, but not high enough to be sitting on top of the trees. I've also hunted in a few cottonwoods and elms in more densely wooded areas where I had climbed up over 20ft to my feet in order to get a better view over nearby trees to be able to see an adjacent clearing and pond.

If you're hunting in an area with mast producing trees, you're prone to being higher than those in other areas because there just isn't enough to hide you lower on the tree.

I'd plan on making your winch or whatever you're selling capable of at least 30ft...even if you're only in a 16ft high stand, you always mount your lift head high for ease of use once you're up there, so it'd automatically be 22-25' high for a 16-20' stand.
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:51 PM
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We're planning on making it height adjustable to account for higher stands. I'm just trying to get a feel for what heights we might encounter.

Everyone has been a big help. I appreciate the supply of information.

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