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#3067141 - 12/06/12 09:54 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: trealtree]
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Registered: 11/28/11
Posts: 1347
Loc: Jefferson County, Tn

Nose bleed section!
If some people could read my mind, I'd get punched in the face a lot!
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#3067295 - 12/07/12 05:06 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Backwudz]
Bottom Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 16322
Loc: Hatchie Bottoms

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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Walk away; the battle they are fighting is not with you, but with themselves.

#3067574 - 12/07/12 08:50 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Mike Belt]

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27878
Loc: TN

 Originally Posted By: Mike Belt 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
Some things never change!! ;\)

#3067601 - 12/07/12 09:04 AM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Winchester]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

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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