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#2941038 - 09/12/12 03:23 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Living2Hunt]
4 Point

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 351
Loc: East TN

#2941091 - 09/12/12 04:08 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Smoked]
8 Point

Registered: 10/20/11
Posts: 1282
Loc: Monroe TN

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.
judge if you want were all going to die i intend to deserve it

#2942608 - 09/13/12 08:21 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: reloadxx]
14 Point

Registered: 01/17/06
Posts: 8467
Loc: Collierville,TN.

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)
To one with faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

#2943168 - 09/14/12 09:25 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
browning glock
4 Point

Registered: 12/28/11
Posts: 235
Loc: middle tn

#2943342 - 09/14/12 11:38 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: browning glock]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

About 15 to 20 feet with a bow. Higher with a gun after leaves are off.
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

#2943375 - 09/14/12 12:01 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: muddyboots]
6 Point

Registered: 09/11/11
Posts: 541
Loc: Knox

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.
Archers see how far away they can hit a target, Bowhunters see how close they can get to theirs.

#2943750 - 09/14/12 07:20 PM Re: How high off the ground [Re: serriaman07]
4 Point

Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 154
Loc: shelby, tn

My ladders are 20 and 21ft. Lock on between 25-30ft
#2944018 - 09/15/12 06:48 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Artemas]
Buck Assassin
10 Point

Registered: 05/08/08
Posts: 2955
Loc: cocke county, TN

It all depends on cover. Most of the time about 15-20 feet.
Its not a passion,It's an obsession!

Round here we follow the motto "K.I.S.S" KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!

#2945832 - 09/17/12 07:52 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: Buck Assassin]
10 Point

Registered: 08/09/08
Posts: 3296
Loc: SouthWest TN

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.

#2945840 - 09/17/12 07:59 AM Re: How high off the ground [Re: BlackBelt]
6 Point

Registered: 08/21/12
Posts: 774
Loc: Spring Hill, TN

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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