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#414145 - 09/24/07 11:43 PM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: megalomaniac]
gil1
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 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
I can screw in the steps on the way up the tree with the stand on my back, set the stand, climb in it, pull all my gear up, and be ready to hunt in half the time it took with a climber. Once you use this system, you'll never go back to a climber.


Really! I have always used a climber just because I assumed the screw-on steps was too big of a hassle. I assumed it took much longer. It seems like it would to me, but I've never tried it the other way. Maybe I will.
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#414410 - 09/25/07 08:38 AM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: gil1]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
I can screw in the steps on the way up the tree with the stand on my back, set the stand, climb in it, pull all my gear up, and be ready to hunt in half the time it took with a climber. Once you use this system, you'll never go back to a climber.


Really! I have always used a climber just because I assumed the screw-on steps was too big of a hassle. I assumed it took much longer. It seems like it would to me, but I've never tried it the other way. Maybe I will.

I'm with you Gil1. There's no way I can put steps in a tree and hang a lock-on before I could get set up with a climber. Personally I prefer a lock-on or ladder in places where I can leave them. I sweat so bad with a climber and would do it worse trying to put steps into a tree. That's why if I hunt somewhere without a lock-on or ladder in place, I'll sit on the ground a lot of the time. I'm very hot natured and I'll sweat like a pig really quick.
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#414416 - 09/25/07 08:43 AM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: Gravey]
megalomaniac
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Seriously, you should try the screw in steps. Once you get used to them, they are a snap to put in, especially in soft wood trees. With a climbing belt on, you are completely stable with both hands free if needed.

Another option if you've got a great tree and you're not worried about someone stealing the steps is to just leave them in the tree and take the stand with you. I've done that as well. The only stands I leave in the woods are my ladder stands, and that's just because I buy them fairly cheap ($50 bucks for a single and $90 for a 2-man)

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#416095 - 09/25/07 10:09 PM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: megalomaniac]
TNTony
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Gravey, They have a tool now that helps screw the tree steps in place quickly. The only draw back is you can't use the screw-in- tree-steps on public land/trees. Thats the major reason I went with the sticks. I will consider those strap on steps in the future if the sticks prove unwieldy.
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#418207 - 09/26/07 09:06 PM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: megalomaniac]
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Aw come on now BZ911, the lone wolf that I you traded with me works great! Did you use the Ol'Man last year?
Personally I like the Lone Wolf loc-on's. I don't have any data togive on their climbers.
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#418582 - 09/27/07 05:09 AM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: .300 WSM]
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I have the Lone Wolf tree steps and they are a nice combination with a good lock-on stand . But , I still think a climber is much quicker and easier to setup and climb for a day hunt .
I leave my lock-ons in the same spot on private land and transport my sticks between each stand when I hunt them .
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#419025 - 09/27/07 10:13 AM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: Radar]
Spike
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Why ladder stands are cheap why not put up 3 or four of them and work less and hunt more?
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#419027 - 09/27/07 10:15 AM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: Spike]
Spike
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When I say cheap I mean those 59.00 to 89.00 jobs.
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#420505 - 09/28/07 08:19 AM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: Spike]
cornbread
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Ive always used climbers but have been considering a hang on. How high do yall hunt using the lone wolf climbing sticks?
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#421209 - 09/28/07 03:00 PM Re: Anybody use Lone Wolf stands? [Re: cornbread]
TNTony
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I've got a 4 stick set. They're three feet long so with about two foot at the bottom and a foot or so between each its about 18 feet or so.
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