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TheBuckHunter_Zac 11-19-2008 02:46 PM

Good Treestands?
Hi all, this is my first post here although probably not my last, I am addicted to hunting. I am thinking about buying a new ladder stand to hunt with and I have only bought one before, we build permanent stands for the most part. So I was wondering what I should be looking for or any suggestions you have. Thanks

SWThomas 11-19-2008 06:14 PM

RE: Good Treestands?
I know I'm getting a Summit Viper SS climber. That way I can take it wherever I go hunting.

allmightyhunter13 11-19-2008 06:22 PM

RE: Good Treestands?
i have a gorrila kong hang on.... and they are great.... nice and roomy!!! and to go with it i got to 20ft. mini sticks out of sportsmans guide... good luck with whatever you get:D

1shotkill1993 11-19-2008 06:28 PM

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Most ladder stands are good. But if your going to be far back into the woods with no way to drive in there, then the climbers/hang ons are the best for you.

I have one of these num_XL_17_Ladder_Treestand&cname=Ladder-Stands&aID=503H4&merchID=4006&r=view

And two of these ic_15_Ladder_Treestand&cname=Ladder-Stands&aID=503H4&merchID=4006&r=view

But you can pretty much get whatever you want.

Welcome to the forums.:D

timbercruiser 11-19-2008 07:25 PM

RE: Good Treestands?
I like a heavier built all aluminum, all welded ladder stand. Most of the ones I have are built with two inch conduit with smaller conduit for bracing/steps. The last four I bought I had the builder make a simple frame to put an aluminum roofing top on it. I use camo tarp aroundthe back and a camo burlap on the front. Welcome to the board.......

Centauri 11-19-2008 07:35 PM

RE: Good Treestands?
[align=left]BDL-600 Big Bud Extreme -15.5 -
15.5' Two Man Ladder Treestand


Huge 44”X 36” Foot Platform
Extra Wide 43.75” X 12” Flip-Up Seat
Seat Height: 20.5”
Attaches Securely With (2) Looped Ratchet Straps
Padded Backrest & Shooting Rail
Quiet, Non-Skid, Raised Mesh Platform
(2) Free Full Body Fall Arrest Systems Included
Telescopic Ladder Support Bar
Pinned Ladder Sections
Free Ladder Sleeves Included
Two Free Gear Bags Included
Boxed Weight: 99 lbs. Carry Weight: 91.4 lbs.
Maximum Load Capacity: 500 lbs.
(Ladder Height Is Measured To Shooting Rail)


[align=left]OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES[/align]


BDUSC-060 Universal Containment Roof Kit
BDLX-104 4’ Ladder Extension
BDLX-1000 Single Base Stabilizer
BDB-600 Camo Blind


Safety Warnings[/align][/align][align=right]REQUIRES ADOBE READER[/align][/align]

[align=right][/align][align=right][/align]This is what I use. Ihad to copy/paste it, because it's name is pretty long, and I thought you might want some info on it.

TheBuckHunter_Zac 11-19-2008 08:40 PM

RE: Good Treestands?
Nice, thanks for the input, I would rather hear it from hunters than salesmen haha

jeremyjms06 11-19-2008 10:33 PM

RE: Good Treestands?
gorilla 2 man stand from good ole wally world. $115, more room than you need, comfortable, comes with storage bags, 15' tall, 500lb weight limit and not too heavy to drag into the woods.very sturdy too

Buck Hunter 1 11-20-2008 06:34 AM

RE: Good Treestands?
Look for the ladder stand on wheels. It is made for lugging aorund. You can out your gear and deer and walk out at the end of the day.

Buck Hunter 1 11-20-2008 06:36 AM

RE: Good Treestands?
Found it

Get a $59 l;adder stand from Mao Mart and this yoiur moving


bhensley 11-20-2008 06:41 AM

RE: Good Treestands?

ORIGINAL: jeremyjms06

gorilla 2 man stand from good ole wally world. $115, more room than you need, comfortable, comes with storage bags, 15' tall, 500lb weight limit and not too heavy to drag into the woods.very sturdy too
That is what I use and love it. Good quality for cheap money. Mine is still down in Missouri at the lake of the Ozarks (moved back to KS now) and I just went and bought a new one to have up here last night. Not sure about all stores but the WalMart by me had them on sale for $97 when I got my 2nd onelast night.

crenshaw 11-20-2008 06:41 AM

RE: Good Treestands?
I have probably 30 stands total. All my hang on's are made by either Gorrila or Rivers Edge (various models, but usually the kong or big foot). My Climber is the Summit Viper SS. And the 5 ladder stands i have are just cheap single man 15ft ladders, not even sure who makes them, I just get whats on sale when it comes to ladders.

All the stands are affordable and last for years and work great.

BigBuckSlamin 11-20-2008 06:47 AM

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I just got a sweet hang on stand from menards its freakin sweet and so comfortable its got a huge platform and a swing seat cushioned arm rests, back rest and cushioned footrest and it was only 60 bucks made by big dog treestands called the bear cat XL deffiently a sweet deal.

wibucks 11-20-2008 07:00 AM

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I have two Rivers Edge Woodsman Extreme ladder stands (one XL) and I am very happy with them. I helped two friends put upa coupleGorilla ladders last weekend. They were also nice but the new Kongs are not as good as the ones they had a few years ago. We searched all over and couldn't find the older style Kongs with the wider ladder. I'm sticking with Rivers Edge. Shop around till you find what you like.

Full Blown Rut 11-20-2008 07:15 AM

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Big bud extreme

GTOHunter 11-20-2008 12:16 PM

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I have 2 of the Fox Hound 1-Man Ladder Stands from Big Dog Tree Stands,they are easy to set up and can be packed into the deep woods with minimal effort and you can buy different accessories to go with them!I use mine for Bow Season and Rifle Hunting!

TurkeyStalker 11-26-2008 03:02 AM

RE: Good Treestands?
gorrilla loc ons and summit climbers. Chipewa loc on seem to very nive with ease of use being the best option to boot.

nybuckboy 11-26-2008 06:09 AM

RE: Good Treestands?
I use almost exclusively... ladder stands. I have 9 stands of all styles. I only buy the ones for about $60 - $70. They are all similar except and of the same quality, butI have foundone big difference. You can shop around and find them for as I said, about 60 - 70 bucks.

Look for the ones that have the seat bolted to the ladder. The seat will stack on top of the frame as itdecends down the ladder. The other kind will just be a 90 degree arc and decend the down the ladder.

The difference is the seat that is bolted on sets you away from the tree furtherproviding a much deeper seat area and much more comfortable. If the tree isn't perectly straight or leans toward you it make a huge difference.

Here is an example of the styleyou do not want: 0&bgc=FFFFFF&ui=3&mz=2&cf=2&nv =3&c=&mode=zoom&adid=473858

Here is an example of the style you do want: (minus the shooting bar, ect. 0&bgc=FFFFFF&ui=3&mz=2&cf=2&nv =3&c=&mode=zoom&adid=450105

You also do not want the ones wherethe ladder part narrows down about half as wide as the actual seat because you can not put both feet side by side.

Hope this helps!

Win.88 11-26-2008 06:58 AM

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Think about your size and weight.I was limited on choices.I am 275 lbs. and 6'2".I got the Summit 180* MAX SS.

jayman035 11-26-2008 07:29 AM

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like buck hunter 1 said.

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