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#3061513 - 12/03/12 04:09 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: Football Hunter]
richmanbarbeque
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Registered: 07/17/03
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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]
bowhunterfanatic
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Registered: 09/14/09
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Loc: McNairy County

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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]
Carlos Viagra
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Registered: 11/20/04
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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]
REM7
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Registered: 08/19/08
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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]
BigAl
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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]
catman529
spiderboy
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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]
bowriter
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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
spiderboy
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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]
mountain man 71
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Registered: 10/08/09
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To high for me.
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#3066818 - 12/06/12 07:21 PM Re: Pics from 50 feet up [Re: catman529]
Mike Belt
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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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