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Offline Tom Anderson

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How high do you place your stand?
« on: July 23, 2008, 11:00:00 AM »
How high do you sit in a tree when hunting from a stand?
When rifle hunting, I'll often go 40'-50' up, depending upon the cover/brush I'm hunting over.

But for bowhunting, how high do  you go?
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Offline Peachey

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008, 11:17:00 AM »
Platform is usually around 18 feet.

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 11:19:00 AM »
I have 2 ladderstands from 5 to 15' my climber I stay about 15'

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 11:25:00 AM »
12-15 feet for me but it seem's to be getting lower as i get older.

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008, 11:25:00 AM »
10-15 feet.
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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008, 11:45:00 AM »
I would say my average is12'. Sometimes I go higher but that has more to do with background cover than anything else.
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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2008, 11:46:00 AM »
I stay around 6-8'.  I can't stand heights!

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2008, 11:55:00 AM »
lower than when I was younger, ave, 15-18 feet, used to go alot higher.  Mike
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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2008, 11:57:00 AM »
High enough to get killed, low enough to be seen...
Seriously, 12-20 feet, usually about 16-18 feet.

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2008, 01:22:00 PM »
Usually no higher than 12. I want to hit both lungs!
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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2008, 01:51:00 PM »
It depends on the cover I'm hunting....I have killed a lot of hogs and deer out of an 8' tripod

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2008, 01:53:00 PM »
I try to keep my feet no higher than 12-14 feet off the ground, regardless of the cover I'm hunting.  Shot angle becomes questionable much higher than that.

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2008, 02:10:00 PM »
15-20 feet for whitetails, 5-6 feet for bears. I'll hit both lungs on deer at that height. I think deer are looking up more.
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Offline Gehrke145

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2008, 02:16:00 PM »
depends on the tree and the way the wind acts most of the time.  I like them low for better shot angle

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2008, 02:58:00 PM »
ladders put me to 15', climber depends on needs, but usually max at 18' (used to go higher with wheels or a gun).  Fixed stands would also be in that range.
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Offline Chris Surtees

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2008, 03:02:00 PM »
15 to 18 on average but it is all dependent on the vegetation around the stand site.

If it is too low I will just put in a ground blind.

Offline Blackhawk

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2008, 03:53:00 PM »
Tom,

Holy cow!   :scared:   You get 40' high in a tree for rifle hunting?   :confused:  

I guess I go the average of folks here...which seems to be 10-15 feet.  :thumbsup:
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Offline Larry247

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2008, 03:58:00 PM »
I like to hunt 20ft or so, but tend to stay around 15ft so i can make better shots.
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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2008, 04:08:00 PM »
At least 20. You've got to practice the shot for that height.

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2008, 04:25:00 PM »
I like to stay around 18' it gives me plenty of time to think about my life as I plumett to the ground. (I actually do hunt at the 18' platform height
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