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2008/09/29 22:03:10 (permalink)

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I was wondering how high is to high?We usally try to hang lock-ons at 22 to 25 feet and when we use climbers about the same maybe a little bit higher.
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    DanesDad
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/09/30 00:32:42 (permalink)
    If that works for you.  I avoid climbing so high that I'm out of bow range.  Depends on the tree and the ground I'm watching.
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/09/30 05:31:31 (permalink)
    14-18 feet for us...20 feet and over seems to make too much of a down angle shot for me...

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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/09/30 06:45:54 (permalink)
    I read an article the other day that said you would have to be 60ft in the air to change your trajectory anything significantly. That even then, a 15 yrd shot would really only be 22yrds.

    It depends on the surrounding cover. Early season i dont go as high because i dont want to be in the tree tops.
    post edited by jlh42581 - 2008/09/30 06:46:50
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/09/30 10:36:24 (permalink)
    Higher the BETTER!!!!

    Monster PERCH Rulz!!!
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/09/30 19:56:45 (permalink)

    Just my opinion but both my son and I go 15 to maybe 22ft. max. I don't like shooting at a sharp downward angle, too many variables to contend with especially your own position and how you bend for that type of shot. Once you start to bend at the waist a lot of dynamics change.

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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/09/30 21:43:30 (permalink)
    I still shoot the old Terminator pendulum sight, I go as high as possible.....

    Better too far back, than too far forward.
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/09/30 22:07:13 (permalink)
    18' is my magical number
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/09/30 23:59:24 (permalink)
    Wouldn't you just go as high as the tree starts to branch out to break up your silouette?  That could be anywhere from 10 to 30+ feet.
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/10/01 00:36:03 (permalink)
    I agree with Wally. 15 al least, 22 max. Angles mess with me especially in ravine or on hillsides where you could have a level shot from 22 foot up to a drop of more than 40 ft if the deer is on the downhill side of your stand.
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/10/01 09:04:57 (permalink)
    i have shot many buck with the bow 13 ft  is the base of the platforme and they never knew what hit them through the lungs i have only had two buck spot me.

    Quit ****ing and take a kid fishing !!
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/10/01 16:20:39 (permalink)
    Real Hunters stay on the ground!!!
     
    Occasionally though when I do take to the trees I climb 18-20' cause thats how long my pull-up rope is.
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    RE: TREESTANDS 2008/10/02 17:05:31 (permalink)
    Good observation danesdad, most of my stands are placed based on where I can hide best, but none are below 20'.  You can get away with more up there.

    Better too far back, than too far forward.
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