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#2939665 - 09/11/12 02:30 PM How high off the ground
browning glock
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How high off the ground do you get in a treestand ?
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#2939767 - 09/11/12 03:54 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: browning glock]
redheadshooter
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Normally about 22'. Have hunted as high as 34' in certain situations.
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#2939772 - 09/11/12 03:58 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: redheadshooter]
REM7
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depends...usually 25 ft
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#2939801 - 09/11/12 04:25 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: REM7]
Crow Terminator
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I guess I'm the chicken crap of the board when it comes to treestands. I had one fall with me when I first started hunting after I had ascended about 10 feet; just slipped back down the tree when I was trying to settle the bottom. Ever since then, when I start approaching the 10 feet mark, my legs get like jello and I usually can't go any higher than 12-15 feet. I've had to adapt to using tree cover to conceal me being so low but I have made it work quite a bit. Then again I've killed them sitting on the ground with my bow at 15 yards. Just be still and blend in.
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#2939804 - 09/11/12 04:28 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Crow Terminator]
bowtch huntr209
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Depends on the tree, surrounding trees and cover, and area I'm hunting. Sometimes I might be less than 20' other times I might be closer to 30' or anywhere in between.
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#2939826 - 09/11/12 04:47 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: bowtch huntr209]
jb3
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Because of the underbrush, I have a few that are at 15 feet. Most others are at 20.
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#2939828 - 09/11/12 04:48 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: bowtch huntr209]
TNDeerGuy
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Frequently, I am no higher than 20ft due to the areas that I hunt. Normally though I am between 14ft-18ft due to the same reason, and I pick trees that offer me the best available cover, or backdrop.
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#2940023 - 09/11/12 07:43 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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20 ft or so
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#2940078 - 09/11/12 08:10 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: switchbacker]
7mmshooter
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I usually judge by looking at the tree canopy.. It is normally around 15 to 20 ft where i come from.
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#2940143 - 09/11/12 08:44 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: 7mmshooter]
serriaman07
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I hunt some pretty rugged areas very step if hunt in the lower part i get about 25 to 30 feet during bow season and muzzle loader. But when the-06 comes out i hunt as high as i can get to give me more open veiw buy putting my sent at the bottom of the ridge by spending it out very fare apart then be atleast 50yards away looking down from the top of the ridge
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#2940155 - 09/11/12 08:49 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
ImThere
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At the top of the ladder lol mostly 15 to 20 ft
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#2940167 - 09/11/12 08:56 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: ImThere]
JandSCattleCo
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Last year was highest if ever went. I have a 25 ft haul line and when I climbed my bow was swinging in the air next to a low limb. Got down and the limb was right at eye level.

I'm 6'1".

That was pretty high for a summit open shot. Needless to say the pucker factor was pretty high that day.
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#2940183 - 09/11/12 09:13 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: JandSCattleCo]
Andy S.
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Bow - 18-24', gun 24-30'. I have 35' of rope on all of my climbers just in case.
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#2940485 - 09/12/12 06:48 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
nate17
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i prefer to hunt between 20 and 25, but ill hunt what i can get. Had one spot last year i could only get maybe 12' up and it was a nasty hackberry at that..
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#2940700 - 09/12/12 09:42 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
StalkingWolf
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20 feet.
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#2940703 - 09/12/12 09:43 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
easy45
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Rarely over 20, all of my ladder stands are 15'
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#2940728 - 09/12/12 10:04 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
nock
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Usually 18 to 20 feet up
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#2940811 - 09/12/12 11:29 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: nock]
wlf89
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im with u grow but all i use is 15' ladders and sitting on ground. i have killed way more off ground than i have in stand.
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#2940938 - 09/12/12 01:49 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: wlf89]
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20 or so! If in my tree lounge a little higher.
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#2940950 - 09/12/12 01:57 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Big J]
Living2Hunt
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20 to 25 i perfer!
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#2941038 - 09/12/12 03:23 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Living2Hunt]
Smoked
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20-25ft.
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#2941091 - 09/12/12 04:08 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Smoked]
reloadxx
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20 to 30ft
i did have a lease 2 years ago in morgan county big grown up fields and hung a lock on stand in this tall tall tree i had 2 sections of 20ft climbing stcks put together and 4 climbing steps above the sticks nobody on the lease would even think about getting in my stand. we called it the sky scaper stand.
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#2942608 - 09/13/12 08:21 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: reloadxx]
W.Seay
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About 25' or but a lot depends on the cover factor! During rifle I like atleast 25-30

Edited by W.Seay (09/13/12 08:22 PM)
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#2943168 - 09/14/12 09:25 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
browning glock
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20ft
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#2943342 - 09/14/12 11:38 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: browning glock]
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About 15 to 20 feet with a bow. Higher with a gun after leaves are off.
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#2943375 - 09/14/12 12:01 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: muddyboots]
thejetman
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Its weird. I don't try to get to crazy up there. Just about under canopy level during bow season. During gun season, I stay on the ground.
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#2943750 - 09/14/12 07:20 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
Artemas
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My ladders are 20 and 21ft. Lock on between 25-30ft
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#2944018 - 09/15/12 06:48 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Artemas]
Buck Assassin
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It all depends on cover. Most of the time about 15-20 feet.
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#2945832 - 09/17/12 07:52 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Buck Assassin]
BlackBelt
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For the past 4 years I hunt at 15 feet. For my entire life before that I hunted 22+ feet, sometimes up to 29 feet.

I've killed SO many more deer the past 4 years at 15 feet that I won't go back to 22+ feet. One reason that I think I've been more successful is that I've become an absolute scent control fanatic, and I use great camo. But I also don't think that the extra height did me any good.

I know that the experts say your scent cone stays above the ground the higher you hunt (and I'm sure that's true), but if you are careful you can hunt closer to the ground and not alarm the deer anymore than if you are higher. It just takes paying attention to the details.

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#2945840 - 09/17/12 07:59 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: BlackBelt]
-DRM-
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Ladder stands - 15ft. Climbing stand - 20ft+ (I will at least climb as high as my 20' tow line then adjust up from there if I need to go higher for a good position).
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#2945963 - 09/17/12 09:48 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: -DRM-]
KJACK
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about 20 ft is where i like to be for bow to have a good angle.
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#2946138 - 09/17/12 11:58 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
J.Maples
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My pull up rope attached to the bottom of my climber is always 20 feet.
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#2946178 - 09/17/12 12:35 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: J.Maples]
A.Hall
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Killed my 2 biggest bucks 9-10 ft up a tree. The older I get the lower I get in a tree
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#2946287 - 09/17/12 01:51 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: -DRM-]
booth
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15-18 ft on average.
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#2946393 - 09/17/12 03:00 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: booth]
UTGrad
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20-25 ft
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#2947617 - 09/18/12 11:22 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: UTGrad]
plinker22
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All depends on the canopy cover and surroundings. You DO NOT have to be high.

One of my favorite stand I only go 8 feet... but it is perfect. I have shot turkey, deer and coyote from this stand and none ever knew I was there.
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#2947700 - 09/18/12 12:48 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: plinker22]
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25 to 30. In order to get the most out of a tree saddle, you have to be able to get away with some movement of repositioning around the tree for a full 360 shot radius. In order to do that, you absolutely must be higher than 22 feet, 25 to 30 preferred. I have hunted lower in dense canopy that I can't climb above and or if there is absolutely no potential shot behind me, but I like ~30 feet and ~20 yards back off from where I expect to see deer.
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#2950606 - 09/20/12 04:07 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Poser]
bowriter
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My highest 14, my lowest is 8. Most are around 10. A stand should be only as high as the background and foreground cover dictate.
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#3082144 - 12/16/12 04:21 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
deerthug78
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depends on the tree and the situation, if i can i hunt high 30 foot mostly if its a had alot of traffic i for sure hunt high.
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#3084015 - 12/17/12 06:12 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
tnbowhunter3
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20-25ft
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#3084137 - 12/17/12 07:10 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: tnbowhunter3]
Hoss
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No higher than necessary.
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#3122038 - 01/13/13 02:44 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: browning glock]
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Twentyfive usually. Sometimes more sometimes less . Just make sure u get in a good position with cover and natural shooting lanes . U can take urself right out of the action if u go to high
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#3122099 - 01/13/13 03:25 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: bowhunterp]
deerhunter10
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Just depends i like to be 15 to 25 but it depends on the tree I've been as low as 8 and killed deer just depends on the tree.
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#3123403 - 01/14/13 01:47 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: tnbowhunter3]
knightrider
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i never get over 0 feet, i bow hunt exclusively from the ground, i have found it much more rewarding and challenging hunting them with a compound from the groud, any one can kill a deer out of a tree with a bow! makes it a better hunt when they are at 10 yards eye to eye and you have to pick just the right moment to draw and shoot, fixing to take it up another notch and go strictly recurve!!!!
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