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#3108963 - 01/04/13 10:12 AM Last hunt from wooden stand
catman529
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This morning was my last hunt from the homemade stand I put together in early archery season. It is just as solid as when I built it, but its going to come down soon because I don't want to be tempted to hunt out of it next deer season. I didn't see any deer this morning but I could see in my head the ones I killed from the stand and where the deer were standing when I shot them. Killed my first deer with a bow from this stand. Going to miss hunting out of it but it would be too much risk after sitting out all summer. Probably will get a hang on stand for next season.
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#3109023 - 01/04/13 10:55 AM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: catman529]
thetoolman
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Save your money and get you a Millenium M-100 HangOn. Expensive but you will thank me later. Very light at 14lbs. I get the extra receivers and mount them and climbing sticks in the trees I want to hunt then carry my stand in.

By the way I have hunted in several wooden stands in my lifetime, probably not the wisest choice. Killed my first deer out of a wooden ladder stand.
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#3109063 - 01/04/13 11:28 AM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: thetoolman]
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 Originally Posted By: thetoolman
Save your money and get you a Millenium M-100 HangOn. Expensive but you will thank me later. Very light at 14lbs. I get the extra receivers and mount them and climbing sticks in the trees I want to hunt then carry my stand in.

By the way I have hunted in several wooden stands in my lifetime, probably not the wisest choice. Killed my first deer out of a wooden ladder stand.

Good advice, just make SURE you put a strap on the bottom of the stand near the platform, as it WILL kick sideways with just the bracket attached to the stand!

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#3109138 - 01/04/13 12:21 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: Winchester]
catman529
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Is that an extra comfy stand? I couldn't complain about that. Maybe ill try and buy a used one over the summer.
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#3109149 - 01/04/13 12:34 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: catman529]
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Cat, its definitely a comfy stand, especially for a loc on.
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#3109157 - 01/04/13 12:43 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: Winchester]
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The most comfortable I have ever sat in.
Amazing.
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#3109158 - 01/04/13 12:44 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: RUGER]
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As a side note, I wouldn't be scared to hunt out of it next year.
For years and years that is all I hunted out of and many were up in the tree for 10+ years.

Just check them before hunting season every year and if you don't nail them to the tree all you got to do is loosen the straps a bit to keep them from getting too much pressure on them and you are good to go.
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#3109211 - 01/04/13 01:34 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: RUGER]
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I have the Millenium and the Summit Viper. I prefer my Millenium, very comfortable and light. For bow hunting its great you can stand up and quietly lift the seat to have the whole platform for manueverability when deer come in. Most comfortable stand I have ever been in.
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#3109249 - 01/04/13 02:03 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: RUGER]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
As a side note, I wouldn't be scared to hunt out of it next year.
For years and years that is all I hunted out of and many were up in the tree for 10+ years.

Just check them before hunting season every year and if you don't nail them to the tree all you got to do is loosen the straps a bit to keep them from getting too much pressure on them and you are good to go.

if I hunt out of that stand next year I will get slammed on here and people will think I'm going to fall and die. :D. It's not pressure treated lumber so it could rot faster. I'm sure it would be fine next season but not going to take the chance especially with half the people on here worried that its going to break and fall apart.
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#3109460 - 01/04/13 05:03 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: catman529]
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I finally retired one of our wooden stands. It has been in use for about 15 years. It evolved a little every year to where the tree eventually died around it and it was free standing from all the support legs we had on it. Looking back on it we were idiots for using it, and I will not invest time or money in any more wood stands. They work when maintained, but end up costing more in the long run.
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#3109683 - 01/04/13 07:42 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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go to dunhams and get a ladder stand 60 bucks cant beat that.
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#3109852 - 01/04/13 09:19 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: deerhunter10]
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I've never built a wooden stand that I wouldn't be confident in hunting in at least 2 seasons(pressure treated or not). If not well built enough to last AT LEAST 2 seasons, wasn't built right in the first place!!!!!!!!
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#3110022 - 01/05/13 02:07 AM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: thetoolman]
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 Originally Posted By: thetoolman
Save your money and get you a Millenium M-100 HangOn. Expensive but you will thank me later. Very light at 14lbs. I get the extra receivers and mount them and climbing sticks in the trees I want to hunt then carry my stand in.

By the way I have hunted in several wooden stands in my lifetime, probably not the wisest choice. Killed my first deer out of a wooden ladder stand.
I love my millennium stands.I have M100 and a M25. I have to say the M25 its just as comfortable. The only con is it comes with a ratchet to fasten the stand to the tree.I replaced mine with a chain. I also ratchet strap the foot platform to the stand

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#3110095 - 01/05/13 07:21 AM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: cbcs1987]
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We still use plenty of wooden stands. All we do is check all of them before season starts. Replace any damaged boards and tighten down any loose ones.
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#3114947 - 01/08/13 04:12 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: outdoors crazy]
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Here is one i built back in 1998 that I hunted out of.. 7ft off the ground and did well for 3-4 years and then I was unable to hunt this ridge do to beech understory taking over.. Still standing where I put 14 years ago, just not in so good shape now a days..
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#3115928 - 01/09/13 09:42 AM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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A friend handed me one last year. It was hard to put up cause it had loops that fit over a center bolt. I hung one that had clip that went on the side of upright rails and it was lots easier. So comfort is not only thing you should look at. If u can't hang it it don't matter how comfortable it is. I'm saving up to buy one and may get one of those that has the bracket that stay on tree. Y'all know about them, any good?
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#3116479 - 01/09/13 03:43 PM Re: Last hunt from wooden stand [Re: sassylady]
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 Originally Posted By: sassylady
A friend handed me one last year. It was hard to put up cause it had loops that fit over a center bolt. I hung one that had clip that went on the side of upright rails and it was lots easier. So comfort is not only thing you should look at. If u can't hang it it don't matter how comfortable it is. I'm saving up to buy one and may get one of those that has the bracket that stay on tree. Y'all know about them, any good?


The millenium uses a receiver that stays on the tree, easy to hang and something you can sit in all day.
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