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#3059578 - 12/02/12 01:42 PM Pics from 50 feet up
catman529
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Well it's the last 3 hours of legal shooting hours for my quota hunt here in Williamsport. It been dead slow for deer today, nobody has killed anything today. This walnut tree le me climb pretty high, at least 40 or more like 50 feet up in this small holler. Yes, my harness has been strapped to te tree since I stepped onto the climber. This holler is a good spot as far as I can tell, now if only a deer will get up on its feet before dark. Hardly any other hunters out here now.









It's comfy up here, but the breeze does make it a bit swayish...
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#3059589 - 12/02/12 01:47 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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im crazy scared of heights i normally get upto around 20' and decide to quit before i get nervous
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#3059592 - 12/02/12 01:49 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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Good luck! I'm headed to the woods right now.
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#3059624 - 12/02/12 02:18 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: ZachMarkus]
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Yikes! Way too high for me--I'm deathly afraid of heights too. Good luck!
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#3059638 - 12/02/12 02:28 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: kgt]
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Sweet i like being able to see when i have a rifle in my hand!
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#3059648 - 12/02/12 02:37 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: ImThere]
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I would have stopped atleast 25' ft ago \:D
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#3059709 - 12/02/12 03:46 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: rem270]
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This fella don't get that high! 15 foot and I'm good! Good luck
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#3059715 - 12/02/12 03:51 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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#3059719 - 12/02/12 03:56 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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I'm out on a climbing stand but I have a summit lock-on I've hung at 40ft before and it was the best stand I had on an old Kentucky lease i used to be on.. It was a pain in the butt to hang though...
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#3059726 - 12/02/12 04:00 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: lpo1981]
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warning " do not aim at a person" lol nice pics
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#3059794 - 12/02/12 04:51 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: trealtree]
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I climbed many trees in that stand but I was never stupid enough to go 50 feet. I did that camo paint job one year out of boredom. The foot pad sure made a difference in keeping my feet warm. That stand has been on half the stands at Cheatham. I'm guessing I got that and another just like it but one size smaller in about 1983 or 84.

I would like to see the bucks over 125, I killed out of that stand. They don't make it any more but it was state of art in its' day. I sure hope you are wearing a harness and wonder why you want to make your shots so difficult by climbing way higher than needed.


Edited by bowriter (12/02/12 04:54 PM)
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#3059867 - 12/02/12 05:27 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: bowriter]
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Bowriter- Shots difficult? These two dropped in their tracks.



Ps- thanks for the history on the stand, I was curious about it.
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#3059911 - 12/02/12 05:52 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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Gotta love the ol 30/30 congrats!
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#3059923 - 12/02/12 05:56 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: ImThere]
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Are the barbers on strike in your area or what?

That's pretty high- i never climb past 25-28 ft.
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#3059950 - 12/02/12 06:09 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: trealtree]
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higher the better
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#3059965 - 12/02/12 06:20 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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Look at your entrance and exit holes. Dang good thing they dropped in their tracks.
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#3059996 - 12/02/12 06:36 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: rem270]
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 Originally Posted By: rem270
I would have stopped atleast 25' ft ago \:D


HA I would have stopped over 30 ft ago. Past 20 ft and my knees start shaking \:D
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#3060034 - 12/02/12 07:01 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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dang! 50 ft.??? I am a 25-30 ft. climbing stand guy and the 30 ft. sometimes seems little excessive. To each his own, stay safe and use a harness. Nice kills on the does.
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#3060068 - 12/02/12 07:19 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: volunteer1]
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I've got no problem going as high as necessary for the spot - but most places above 35ft and you get back into the canopy branches and I find visibility usually gets worse.

My tow line is 20ft - I usually climb till it pulls tight and adjust for visibility from there so usually 20-23ft.
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#3060115 - 12/02/12 07:33 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: -DRM-]
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What kinds of climber is that?Thought Id seen em all.
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#3060124 - 12/02/12 07:37 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Carlos Viagra]
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 Originally Posted By: Carlos Viagra
Are the barbers on strike in your area or what?

That's pretty high- i never climb past 25-28 ft.


Hes looking like a young "Uncle Ted" \:D
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#3060149 - 12/02/12 07:48 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
What kinds of climber is that?Thought Id seen em all.


That is a Quick and Quiet, made in WI for just a few years. They owner made a pile of money and bought a place in MT and just retired.
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#3060161 - 12/02/12 07:54 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
That is a Quick and Quiet, made in WI for just a few years.
Same company, or just same stand name with different owners? http://www.woodsandwatersystems.com/
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#3060191 - 12/02/12 08:04 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Andy S.]
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looks like you had a good day.
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#3060256 - 12/02/12 08:24 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: raywa]
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Bowriter - the doe's heart was jellied and the fawns lungs were jellied. Just aimed for the shoulder and squeezed em off, longer shot was around 50-60 yd range.

Carlos Viagra- I have needed a hair cut for weeks if not months but I've been putting it off mainly due to either being in the woods, at work or other responsibilities... I could just grow it out at this point but im sick of it all in my face lol
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#3060277 - 12/02/12 08:32 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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50'
I've had a limb break at 18'
No broken bones
Accidents happen, but you shouldn't worry
at your height, as long as your wills made out
You probebly miss more stuff at that height than
You see, bolts break, straps break, something
happens, even with a safety harness your
DOA or crippled for life

Bowriter said it all with one word
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#3060390 - 12/02/12 09:17 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: landman]
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I have to agree with the others buddy on the height. What's your reasoning man??
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#3060439 - 12/02/12 09:39 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: 93civEJ1]
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Basically I had never climbed higher than 25 feet, so I picked a tall tree and went as high as I could just because I wanted to see farther. Turns out BW is right, twigs and branches did get in the way but obviously it didn't hurt the two shots that put those deer on the ground... Now 50 ft is not going to be the norm for me, I just wanted to see how high I could get and have a good view of the woods.
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#3060451 - 12/02/12 09:42 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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Climb as high as you want buddy. You put 2 deer down in there tracks and thats all that matters.

You had to be tired getting up and down tho \:D
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#3060481 - 12/02/12 09:50 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: rem270]
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I get nervous after 15'. Cool to see that you could do it. Congrats on your deer, you are on a roll! I hope to get my 2nd of the year/ever this week around Percy Priest. What would you have done if you fell out and were hanging from the tree at 50'?
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#3060519 - 12/02/12 10:31 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Josiah]
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 Originally Posted By: rem270
Climb as high as you want buddy. You put 2 deer down in there tracks and thats all that matters.

You had to be tired getting up and down tho \:D
not that tiring really, just took longer. Hauling the two deer out was the tiring part.

 Originally Posted By: Josiah
I get nervous after 15'. Cool to see that you could do it. Congrats on your deer, you are on a roll! I hope to get my 2nd of the year/ever this week around Percy Priest. What would you have done if you fell out and were hanging from the tree at 50'?
if I fell I wouldn't have hung much below the stand and could have easily climbed back onto it. Definitely a bit more risky being up so high but I felt pretty safe strapped in and I ain't too scared of heights either. Next time ill probably top out at 30 ft or less just so I can shoot under the canopy better.
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#3060542 - 12/02/12 10:56 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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I guess I would just be concerned that the stand would fall too and I would be hanging way up there. I guess if I could I would wrap around the tree and try to shimmy down a little at a time.
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#3060544 - 12/02/12 10:59 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Josiah]
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 Originally Posted By: Josiah
I guess I would just be concerned that the stand would fall too and I would be hanging way up there. I guess if I could I would wrap around the tree and try to shimmy down a little at a time.
I thought the same thing, I am in pretty good shape so I think I could handle it, although it is not something I would ever want to do, and hope I don't have to. The stand is tied together with a rope so if the bottom falls it won't fall far and I can pull it back up. I don't see it very likely that the entire climber would just drop.
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#3060627 - 12/03/12 05:24 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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Keep in mind folks, he is still just a kid with plenty to learn. If he lives, he'll come around.
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#3060660 - 12/03/12 06:11 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Football Hunter]
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Did you get them at Williamsport cat ?
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#3060664 - 12/03/12 06:15 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: trealtree]
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awsome i dont go past 20
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#3060812 - 12/03/12 08:23 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: DeerKiller2012]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Keep in mind folks, he is still just a kid with plenty to learn. If he lives, he'll come around.
lol, that is right.

 Originally Posted By: DeerKiller2012
Did you get them at Williamsport cat ?
yes
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#3060859 - 12/03/12 08:52 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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Now that is a climb! nice shootin! What kind of camera/attachment do you use with your rifle? Do you have a set-up for your bow too. I've been kicking around the idea of a bow or tree mounted camera to capture the hunt.
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#3060875 - 12/03/12 09:01 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Tracker56]
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I cant believe so many people are whining about how high HE is hunting! He said in the original post his harness was hooked from the ground up. 25 ft up a tree or 50 ft up a tree, whats the difference if you fall? I too have had places that required I be 40+ ft to get the full advantage from a standsight. and I never thought a thing about it! To each his own, if he was doing this without a harness, at any height, it would not be wise, but not everybody is afraid of heights! And for those who said it makes things more difficult, BS, a rifle in the woods where he likely couldnt shoot past 100 yards anyway, whats more difficult? And dont even mention the angle as we have proved that not a problem years ago!
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#3060905 - 12/03/12 09:29 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Winchester]
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thanks winchester. everyone here is a sissy girl afraid of heights \:D ;\)
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#3060973 - 12/03/12 10:10 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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catman if i was the size guy you are i would be alot less worried about heights i tend to make a bigger thump if i fell and you would just float down like a feather with you hair acting as a cape...
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#3060994 - 12/03/12 10:30 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Eric Kilby]
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 Originally Posted By: Eric Kilby
catman if i was the size guy you are i would be alot less worried about heights i tend to make a bigger thump if i fell and you would just float down like a feather with you hair acting as a cape...
\:D

imma get my hair cut sometime soon so I guess I cant go 50 ft anymore

I only weigh 130, cant gain any if I try.
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#3061035 - 12/03/12 10:51 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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i double your weight so thats where the thump would hurt worse lol
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#3061255 - 12/03/12 01:03 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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What is the difference in falling 20'-25' or 50'????

Just the length of your scream. The end result is the same. If you have a harness on, then climb to where you want. I'm guessing that 50' was probably +/-35', but it's not my story.

Thanks for the pictures and story.

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#3061300 - 12/03/12 01:52 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Legnip]
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you make me laugh catman.too funny
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#3061309 - 12/03/12 01:58 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: RAFI]
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What is the difference in falling 20'-25' or 50'????

Just the length of your scream. The end result is the same.

Exactly my point, your hurt just as badly either way. Its not the height you climb to that should be questioned, just the fact that he was smart enough to use his harness for ALL climbing!
And if 15' was my limit I would have far less deer to my credit than I do now I promise you! Some situations call for more height to take full advantage of the setup! Some can handle it and some cannot, no big deal for either, just do what makes you comfortable.

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#3061327 - 12/03/12 02:04 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Winchester]
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I've gone nosebleed before...sometimes its necissary. Most of my hangons are around 25 feet.
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#3061347 - 12/03/12 02:12 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Winchester]
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Your stand...and you, should be at the height the background cover dictates. There is no other factor. Being high does nothing to aid in preventing detection from sight or smell. Being high, often gets you nailed from a greater distance.

The major disadvantage to high stands is the shot angle with either firearm or bow. A slight miscalcualtion with either can easily result in a wound that is longer in becoming fatal and much longer blood trails. With an arrow, due to the high and low holes, there is often a scant or no blood trail at all.

You can easily prove this to yourself. Take a lifesize deer silhoutte and draw a circle aruond the vital area. Now, simply shoot it from 15 and 50 feet with a camera. The picture will show you how much of the vitals you can see and therefore hit.

I have no fear of heights. Decades ago, I hung transmitter cans for A cable company and routinely worked at 300-400 feet on the bluffs outside Austin, TX.

As a deer hunter, even years ago, I seldom climbed over 20-feet because there was no need to. As a bowhunter, the key was to be in the cover, not above it. In the last few years, over half my stands are 10 and below.

I know that stand Catman is in very well. I hunted out of it for over 20-years. I have never once had it slip when used properly.

But it dam sure can.
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#3061369 - 12/03/12 02:25 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Keep in mind folks, he is still just a kid with plenty to learn. If he lives, he'll come around.
that right there is the truth. He gonna climb 75 if he finds the right tree? I don't care how many deer he kills he is testing lady luck

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#3061510 - 12/03/12 04:07 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: ]
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Legnip - i know what 25 ft looks like and this tree was definitely pushing 50 ft where I sat.

Bowriter - I would never shoot a deer with a bow from 50 ft. I prefer no higher than 25 for a bow. With the gun I knew a high shoulder shot from a high angle would kill em, and it did.
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#3061513 - 12/03/12 04:09 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Football Hunter]
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Man! What a bunch of ball busting dudes on here. Leave the kid be. He has done good.

Congrats!

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#3061549 - 12/03/12 04:37 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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Congrats on the kills Cat! Don't let them get to you. Climb as high as you want as long as the harness is hooked up. Experience is the best teacher and it seems that you are learning that well.
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#3064259 - 12/05/12 07:38 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: bowhunterfanatic]
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Gr8 job on the deer btw Catman.
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#3064415 - 12/05/12 09:21 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: trealtree]
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leave it to the catman to get that high
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#3066479 - 12/06/12 03:58 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: REM7]
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What's that device strapped to the gun with the warning on it?
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#3066539 - 12/06/12 04:35 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: BigAl]
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 Originally Posted By: BigAl
What's that device strapped to the gun with the warning on it?
a camera harness. got the shot on video when I shot a fawn
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#3066667 - 12/06/12 06:06 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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H better be carefull some hawk doesn't mistake his hair for a chorus frog and attack him. Lot of that going on.

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#3066672 - 12/06/12 06:09 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: bowriter]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
H better be carefull some hawk doesn't mistake his hair for a chorus frog and attack him. Lot of that going on.

I have bigger worries, black panthers prefer to cruise tree branches at about 50 ft.
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#3066812 - 12/06/12 07:17 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: kgt]
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#3066818 - 12/06/12 07:21 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
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#1....safety harness on. After that it doesn't matter if your 15 feet or 50 feet up a tree and that's coming from someone who fell 30 feet and spent several hours dragging himself out of the woods. You climb as high as you need to take advantage of the area you're hunting. Sometimes you need to be 50 feet up and I've been there several times already this year. I had to add more pull rope at 2 of my stand sites already. Depending on what type of tree you're climbing you could possibly be more visible at farther distances to the deer. I also believe that it certainly helps to place your scent stream over the deer's nose particularly at closer ranges. Extra height also may help you see down into thickets or grass fields. One of my climbing trees is in a hollow 12 feet below ground level outside that hollow. I have to get 50 feet up to be 38 feet high. It does make for a sharper trajectory at close ranges but as long as you take that into consideration before the shot there should be no problem.

After all that my typical height is 18-25 feet but like I said, you do what you need to do in any given situation. On the other end of the spectrum I have climbed some trees that were smaller than many I've found rubs on. As far as height phobias, it's all mind over matter. There is no difference in 10, 20, 30 or 50 feet.
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#3067141 - 12/06/12 09:54 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: trealtree]
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Nose bleed section!
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#3067295 - 12/07/12 05:06 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Backwudz]
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I normally hunt 30'. I take a 30' rope and judge my height by that. Where I hunt, I can never find a tree small enough in circumference at the base to get a climber on (rarely use) or even a strap around to hold climbing sticks that is also big enough to support a stand at 50'....once I get about 30', the trunk narrows so much that windy days can be an adventure. lol.

How many limbs did you have to cut to get that high?

You must be in mature timber. Where I hunt the canopy would block alot of your view at that height..

good luck and be safe...!
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#3067574 - 12/07/12 08:50 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Mike Belt]
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 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt
#1....safety harness on. After that it doesn't matter if your 15 feet or 50 feet up a tree and that's coming from someone who fell 30 feet and spent several hours dragging himself out of the woods. You climb as high as you need to take advantage of the area you're hunting. Sometimes you need to be 50 feet up and I've been there several times already this year. I had to add more pull rope at 2 of my stand sites already. Depending on what type of tree you're climbing you could possibly be more visible at farther distances to the deer. I also believe that it certainly helps to place your scent stream over the deer's nose particularly at closer ranges. Extra height also may help you see down into thickets or grass fields. One of my climbing trees is in a hollow 12 feet below ground level outside that hollow. I have to get 50 feet up to be 38 feet high. It does make for a sharper trajectory at close ranges but as long as you take that into consideration before the shot there should be no problem.

After all that my typical height is 18-25 feet but like I said, you do what you need to do in any given situation. On the other end of the spectrum I have climbed some trees that were smaller than many I've found rubs on. As far as height phobias, it's all mind over matter. There is no difference in 10, 20, 30 or 50 feet.

Good post and on the money! Height ABSOLUTELY helps with scent and movement, helping conceal both at close to moderate range. Shot angle isnt a problem either, just make adjustments as needed and just like Cat did, the deer die!
I could say the same thing as some here, you hunt less than 10 ft well thats stupid, maybe you will grow a set someday!!!! Sound like an idiot dont I? LMAO
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#3067601 - 12/07/12 09:04 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Winchester]
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Bottom hunter - didn't cut a single limb. Tree was bare all the way up, pretty common for walnuts I think.
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