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Old 09-27-2007, 12:51 PM
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Staying out of the line of site is important. More important is staying out of the deer's nostrils which a 20ft high tree stand can do for you...even having the deer dead downwind. That would be pretty tough to achieve in a ground blind even with cover scents.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:15 PM
Scrub Buck
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: ohio
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Default Tree Stands

I Spent My First Bow Season On The Ground, Busted Way Too Much. Got My First Deer In A 16 Foot Ladder Stand During Gun Season. I Just Put Up A 12 Footer On The High Side Up Hill, Hope It Works Out. I Am Still Trying To Find Out How High Is Right. From Some Of The Postings, Alot Of Things Come Into Play. Comfort Zone Has Alot To Do With It.
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:15 PM
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Hi Friend,

I have found that as long as the deer is upwind and you can stay still at critical moments, then height isn't much of a factor. I have stood face to face with a nine point buck, 5 feet from me, as long as no movement is detected, and he can't smell you, he or she will go back to whatever they were doing.

I must mention that if the deer senses something is wrong, it will stomp its front feet at you. You mustn't even bat an eyelid, when this happens, or your chance at a shot will be lost.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-09-2007, 08:10 PM
Scrub Buck
Join Date: Oct 2007
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i go at least 18 feet but all my stands this year are 20 feet to 25 feet because south jersy is so flat and thick you cant see if you r not high
but the prev post r right where ever you r comfortable at but i would try at least 15 feet ground blinds are very helpfull to get one with the black inside though!
good luck
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:42 AM
Scrub Buck
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Alot of great advice, thank you guys I'll let you now how it works out. Alot of experimenting to do
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:25 PM
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has anyone tried making there own tree stands?
fyi im takin a basic hunters class next month....soo the noobish questions should end soon
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