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Offline Dave Huff

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2008, 01:29:00 PM »
16 to 20 depending on terrain
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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2008, 01:48:00 PM »
I like to hang treestands as low as I can while still having some cover around me.  

The height varies alot from tree to tree and with terrain type.  

I've been as low as 10 feet in the early season and as high as 35 feet when hunting river bottoms with straight pole timber in late season.  

I'm a little scared of heights but a treestand has never bothered me.

Regardless of how high you hunt, do yourself and your loved ones a favor and wear the very best fall restraint system you can afford and if you cant afford a good one borrow money.  If you hang around in trees long enough you are goping to have a mishap.  Be prepared for that day.  Okay enough soapbox.

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2008, 02:41:00 PM »
I'm not to keen on Two screamers I like to scream one time before I hit the ground.  :biglaugh:  15 to 20 ft.
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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2008, 03:30:00 PM »
Right around 15-23'.  Lower I'm exposed, higher and I loose all my shooting lanes and can't see them coming in.

In the swamps it varies from 8-14', just out of the scrub, but not high enough to stick out.
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Offline Slickheadhunter

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2008, 05:13:00 PM »
20 to 25ft. I'll cut my shooting lanes while im in the stand and directing a friend to cut what needs to be cut from the ground.
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Offline tarponnut

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2008, 05:24:00 PM »
I have gone lower in recent years.
For hogs, I like 8-10 feet. Deer hunting I go as low as I can get away with(usually 10-12').As long as I have good background cover I feel that's high enough and not so high I won't hit both lungs.
I've been hunting a lot more on the ground lately, to me that's the ultimate.

Offline James Wrenn

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2008, 06:15:00 PM »
I usually set the platform at 20ft for deer.Lower and the wind has to be strong and steady to get away with it around here.In late season when the woods are thin I might go a bit higher and have hunted at 30ft in the right location.I hunt on the ground for hogs.
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Offline TurtleMountainMan

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2008, 10:13:00 PM »
I like to be able to reach up and touch the platform with an arrow from the ground.

Offline Toklat1

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2008, 07:40:00 AM »
My ladder stand only reaches 12'.
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Offline ejes

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2008, 09:50:00 AM »
12-15' for me.  Like Huntrdfk, I use 3 LW climbing sticks.

Offline bill langer

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2008, 09:29:00 PM »
15' max when hunting with my kids
18'-22' on average for whitetail depending on cover and terrain

Offline Texas Tinman

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Re: How high do you place your stand?
« Reply #51 on: July 28, 2008, 04:38:00 PM »
The lowest possible cover between 0-12'.

Though I prefer the shot angle from the ground.

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