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sporthunting

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Tree Stands
« on: August 09, 2012, 08:17:50 AM »
Hi  All, I am looking at replacing my tree stand this year.  Have been using the same stand for alot of years it is a fixed stand.  Just curious what everyone has tried and been happy with or unhappy with.  Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 05:23:56 AM »
Last year I ordered 6 stands from the Sportsman's Guide from the U.S. . Although they where pretty cheap I couldn't sit in them for anymore than 3 hours at a time. As long as I'm warm enough I can sit in my Gorilla stands all day. To bad crappy tire doesn't sell them any more.


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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 09:55:20 AM »
Hey SH,
I built me one of these last season for under $100.
The plans are on the internet, Instead of the camo I put a 3ft 2x4 railing around the top. Much more comfortable than the commercial stands, you can move around a little when it gets cold.


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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 07:06:17 PM »
Hey Tuc I almost have the elevated box blind finished from that same site for the ladder stand plans. It was a pain in the arse to build by myself but will be nice and comfy at -20. I built the base a little higher at 14 feet than from the original plans.


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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 10:44:50 PM »
Go high or go home..lol ;D

Yeah I like the custom built ones..


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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 03:33:15 PM »
I love my gorilla 2 person stand.  16' to base with front ladder.  Great for 2 people or if I am by myself.  Permanent stands are the best but can be a crap shoot if the deer arent there.

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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 04:17:12 PM »
Here's a stand my buddy buildt on his land up north, the deer and elk walk right under it, it's been there for years. 2 bunks and wood stove, usually we will go in around noon in November and then play cards after dark, spend the night and a guy is right there for the morning hunt.

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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 06:28:55 PM »
Hey DW, your stand is looking good. Paul, that stand looks comfy, what did it cost your buddy to build?

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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2012, 07:56:55 PM »
Hey SH,
I built me one of these last season for under $100.
The plans are on the internet, Instead of the camo I put a 3ft 2x4 railing around the top. Much more comfortable than the commercial stands, you can move around a little when it gets cold.



hey TUC... do you find that the wood gets squeaky when it gets cold out?

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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2012, 08:46:32 PM »
Hey DW, your stand is looking good. Paul, that stand looks comfy, what did it cost your buddy to build?

I am not sure what it cost. I am building an aluminum insulated one for a guy right now very similar, it's 8 x 8 with a 4 foot deck extension and he's going to put it on 7" cemented in casing posts, will post some pics when it's done.

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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 09:11:28 AM »
Thank you for all the reponses.  Some great looking stands.

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Re: Tree Stands
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 07:48:48 PM »
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hey TUC... do you find that the wood gets squeaky when it gets cold out?

Wildmeat, it's actually not too bad. It has a few sqeeks in it but mostly when I'm climbing up and down.