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Offline Ihuntelk2

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My First year with a treestand
« on: July 16, 2012, 06:07:26 PM »
Well this years going to be interesting. It my first season with a treestand. Ive hunted archery for bout 7 years without getting anything, no wait i shot a grouse at 32 yards. Does anyone have any tips for me? How high do i put my treestand, I hunt basically in  western washington ryderwood, capitol forest areas. I kept saying a teestand will do the trick for me and well I hope this years the one. :chuckle:

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Re: My First year with a treestand
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 06:22:08 PM »
Tree stand over bait should get her done.  I have read a min 20 feet to get high enough so that the wind will not be an issue for deer on the ground.  I usually put mine 20-30 ft depending on terrain and brush. 

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Re: My First year with a treestand
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 06:26:08 PM »
The treestand does not always do the trick. I have hunted out of mine several times and never had too much luck. I like being on the ground and covering ground like that but sometimes the tree stand is nice! My advice to you is to get a quiet one if you are going to use a climber. and cut branches off trees you want to sit in well before season. The noise you make heading into the woods is critical. I see more deer from our hang on stands then i do from my climber and I think the ability to slip into a fixed stand instead of climbing up the tree makes a huge impact on the amount of animals I see.  :twocents: Goodluck!

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Re: My First year with a treestand
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 08:33:53 PM »
warm boots, not moving sucks! oh and a nice ass pad  :tup:
p.s. throw a salt lick out and a trail cam for a month or 2.
This is the year im going to get drawn, i can feel it. NOT SELECTED, NOT SELECTED, NOT SELECTED, NOT SELECTED, NOT SELECTED, NOT SELECTED... damn :(

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Re: My First year with a treestand
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 08:38:12 PM »
scout scout scout. trail cams are you best friend. dress warm, even in september, its chilly in the woods before the sum comes up. did i say scout? how about trail cams are your best friend?
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Re: My First year with a treestand
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 08:47:02 PM »
7 years is some tuff luck.  Treestand for deer can be good.  Its about picking the right spot and patience too.  Dont drink coffee that morning! :yike:Comfort will keep ya in it longer. Warm clothes.  Book?  oh yeah phones off! :bash:
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Re: My First year with a treestand
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 02:17:03 PM »
from ground level up to my treestand platform base, I like it to be 16-18' up.
I use Lone Wolf stands, 3 fixed and one set ladder sticks and one climber.
Prefer the fixed but the climber has its times for use.

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Re: My First year with a treestand
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 05:34:21 AM »
Be patient and stay in the stand. Buy a little electronic yahtzee or poker game. I usually go 25-30 feet. Hunt near fresh sign.

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Re: My First year with a treestand
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2012, 05:43:25 AM »
I would get a PSP or a Nintendo ds or a good book it can be real boring sitting in a tree all day

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Re: My First year with a treestand
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2012, 06:04:43 AM »
please don't be stupid by not wearing a harness.  you WILL fall asleep while using a treestand.  the harness will keep you from a deadly fall.  use a cord to pull up your bow and other things.  be safe
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