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    self climbing tree stand

    i bought a revers edge self climbing tree stand, i really like it. never been a tree stand hunter but am going to try it for whitetail this fall. anyone ever use one of these? pros or cons?

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    I bought a tree stand a few years ago when I thought I was going to be a archery hunt and wanted it for elk. I have never used it. My buddy has one and uses his in Mo when he whitetail hunts with a rifle. It's a pretty slick and comfortable one. He kind of lays down in it. I think I would fall asleep.
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    I don't have that particular brand, but have used Summit climbers since I was 12. I'd prep a bunch of trees with a machete pre-season so you've got plenty of options.

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    I've never been a big fan of the climbers, but I do have a bunch of River's Edge lock on stands, I like them.

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    Climber stands are good if you have the right trees. They are super comfortable so wear a safety harness because you could potentially nap

    the largest problem I see with hunting with climbing stands is you have to find the right tree, then you have to do your home work and find the right area, then be really quiet and sneak in. Then you have to make a bunch of noise climbing up the tree and down. I used climbers this year some when I did some work for a tv show. Hauling camera equipment, bows, gear etc and then trying to use a climber was a true pain in the rear. I am a hard core lock on stand guy, so it took me a while to get used to. Depending on where you hunt, you might find an area where the trees are easy to climb...

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    Trees are for squirrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I bought a tree stand a few years ago when I thought I was going to be a archery hunt and wanted it for elk. I have never used it. My buddy has one and uses his in Mo when he whitetail hunts with a rifle. It's a pretty slick and comfortable one. He kind of lays down in it. I think I would fall asleep.
    Sounds like your buddy has one of the Tree Lounge tree stands, they are VERY comfortable. I have one of the originals (square tubing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    Trees are for squirrels.
    Haha, that's what I though too
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    I have no problem killing a squirrel while I'm hanging out in a tree.

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    That's what guns are for. You can kill them from the ground.

 

 

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