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  What ya usin'?
 
  Here's my early season (low altitude) stand:
   Summit Archery: Realtree Outfitter Series Bushmaster Treestand

Summit Archery: Realtree Outfitter Series Bushmaster Treestand

 

   And my go for broke set up.  An API AL100 and Klein Tree Spikes:
  
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I have a Summit climber for deer season. Does the job well. 
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A branch.
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We use all Ladder stands if possible, Our group is getting to old for tradition hang on tree stands.
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I've used API Baby Grand stands with a portable climbing stick that I can remove daily if need be.
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i don't use them kind of hard around here with only pine trees. plus not big fan of heights.
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 Here is one to try , if you think you are too old you aren't,if you want stability here it is.
 I'm 58 have had 6 lumbar surgeries , 3 with fussions and I can still use mine and be comfortable for a few hours at a time. I used to be able to sit all day but that was 4 years ago before the last 3 opperations.
 Good for bow hunting or rifle. Give it a look, only sold on line or at Sportsman Shows.
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has anyone ever used the Tree Lounger?
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I almost bought one years ago, when they had alot of infomercials about them, but if I remember correctly they were quite expensive.  Haven't seen much of them lately.
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I have to get a new climber this year and still haven't decided yet what to have.  has to be able to hold my "big" self
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Originally posted by hunterwingler hunterwingler wrote:

i don't use them kind of hard around here with only pine trees. plus not big fan of heights.


I use stands where possible cause I'm not a big fan of empty game tags...........................grin
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Originally posted by hunterwingler hunterwingler wrote:

i don't use them kind of hard around here with only pine trees. plus not big fan of heights.
 
 Just start out at a height your comfortable with.
 
 Empty tags aren't too bad with a bit of catsup! LOL
 
 
 
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Taste like antlers, only softer.
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I like the Lone Wolf Alpha hang-on stand...
 
 
It's very solid and quiet due to the 1-pc cast aluminum platform. 
 
I also use the Summit Mega Samson 18' ladder stand.  It has an I-beam ladder leg profile that makes it very rigid without needing extra bracing against the tree.  Unfortunately, I think Summit discontinued them. 
 
I also have one of Summit's tripods, but I don't remember the model name and I believe they discontinued it too.  It is very solidly built as well. 
 
I like Summit's stands in general.
 
Most of the rest of my stands and blinds I built myself.
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

Originally posted by hunterwingler hunterwingler wrote:

i don't use them kind of hard around here with only pine trees. plus not big fan of heights.


I use stands where possible cause I'm not a big fan of empty game tags...........................grin
  Yeah same here. but in 20+ years of hunting I've only not filled my tag 2/3 times. so I'm not to worried about it. Big Grin
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+1 on the Summit stands. They are well made and very functional for their intended purpose. 
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

Originally posted by hunterwingler hunterwingler wrote:

i don't use them kind of hard around here with only pine trees. plus not big fan of heights.
 
 Just start out at a height your comfortable with.
 
 Empty tags aren't too bad with a bit of catsup! LOL
 
 
 
 
OR, live in a FREE state like Alabama where you can kill two deer a day every day from mid-Oct to 31 Jan...
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To answer the tree lounge question, they are superb stands, as long as you don't need to move them very much.  without question, they are the most comfortable and safest climber I have hunted out of, but they are not nearly as "clean" to set up on a tree.  I tend to leave mine on a tree on private land instead of packing in and out.
 
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Originally posted by SChunter SChunter wrote:

To answer the tree lounge question, they are superb stands, as long as you don't need to move them very much.  without question, they are the most comfortable and safest climber I have hunted out of, but they are not nearly as "clean" to set up on a tree.  I tend to leave mine on a tree on private land instead of packing in and out.
 
 
I've lost several stands leaving them on the ground on private land that way.  I did find one a week later in a pawn shop and got it back cause I had the police report.  I now lock all my stand with a bike chain if I leave them laying.
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Ol'Man - Grand Ol'Man Climber for me.  been using it so long (15+ yrs.) I had to put a refurb kit on it.
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i just bought a climber stand stealth modle and i have stick ladder stand i'll put it in a good spot and leave it all season.
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My main climber is an Original Ol'Man. I have a Summit broadhead backpacker climber which is good on small trees but the platform is kinda small for me !

For bow hunting......when I can...........I prefer 20-25 ft stick ladders and lock on's ! They are the quietest and easiest to get in and out of ..........plus you can tuck them in some cover !
 
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