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Tree stand dilemma

Post by longbow joe » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:17 am

Now here we go again. I have my dyed in wool 4 favorite stands . I got one that l put out last year that l just know is a good big buck spot but have not had any luck.
Sometimes you just get a feeling about a spot.
My one stand with the "feeling " took 3 years .l was ready to pull the thing and l got my big swamp buck. This mental stand thing mess's wit the brain. I got one that l hung last year and never sat in.
All this thinking and maby l will kill one out of the ghosblind.
I got my brother hunting with me this year I'm looking forward to have some company. This year will be a successful one if he kills one that's my real goal. Then l will worry about mine.
I gotta put a couple more stands up l guess. Lol some people just hang up a stand and hunt...l put up 2 new ones every year...its so hard not to.its a sickness
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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by janesy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:24 am

I think like that too. Been racking my brain for a week or more where to set one up currently
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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by xcaliber » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:37 pm

One of the main reasons why I like climbing stands. Over the years I have killed more bucks the first time hunting a spot than anything else. I also like to be able to react to sign immediately. A great stand location is worth it’s weight in gold, hope you get a great spot Joe!
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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by vixenmaster » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:15 pm

I have always set up my Stands where the Doe's travel. As the Bucks will follow them jus watch n wait :)
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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by joel0711 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:20 pm

I went to a saddle for this year,, 7-8 pounds total to carry around---find good sign your up a tree in no time

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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by sproulman » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:46 pm

Got big logging chain and leaving my Summit Climber on tree...Take seat home with me..
In gun season using ladder stand with Summit top only carry in and out daily ...
This way when cold n o climbing tree etc just put top on tree ...

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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by sproulman » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:56 pm

:)
xcaliber wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:37 pm
One of the main reasons why I like climbing stands. Over the years I have killed more bucks the first time hunting a spot than anything else. I also like to be able to react to sign immediately. A great stand location is worth it’s weight in gold, hope you get a great spot Joe!
Publicland in archery must have climber ...
Gun season a ladderstand ...

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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by sproulman » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:04 am

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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by papa bear1 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:52 am

sproulman wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:04 am
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WHAT ??????
I didn't hear you ..

:lol:
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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by sproulman » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:10 am

papa bear1 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:52 am
sproulman wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:04 am
.
WHAT ??????
I didn't hear you ..

:lol:
I am terrible on internet typing etc ...I have nephew trying to help me but he talks to fast . 🙈

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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by papa bear1 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:53 am

sproulman wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:10 am
papa bear1 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:52 am
sproulman wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:04 am
.
WHAT ??????
I didn't hear you ..

:lol:
I am terrible on internet typing etc ...I have nephew trying to help me but he talks to fast . 🙈
:lol: :lol: The younger generation is for sure, hard to understand, do to speed talking. :lol:

Dave :shh:
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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by elkaholic » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:49 pm

Our tactics have changed over the yrs, talkin nwisc.

3-4 yrs hunting public land central wisc. Cluster of people everywhere. Deer pushed hard. Even remote spots. We,d use natural blinds and climbers. Little success.

Started hunting n.central wisc. Last 3 yrs. Mostly small private land hunts. Double Ladder Stands are the best choice. Mostly hunt natural acorn dropping, heavy oaks. Travel routes and doe bedding areas.

This yr. Got 2 of the 360 tripod stands in travel areas on edge of oaks between ridge lines and swamp edges. Excited , even though marginal bucks are starting to show on trail cams.

I got no desire to use climbers , unless a big buck isn't cooperating and need a spot closer to his travel route.

Gonna put my popup on edge of tinny meadow in the middle of a huge timbered area , between pines and oaks.

Good luck all

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Re: Tree stand dilemma

Post by Goose52 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:04 am

looking like a bumper acorn crop in my neck of the woods gary.
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