Marking deer stand location

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  1. Recluse

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    I found a wildlife area near me that permits portable stands which can be left through the season. The caveat is: Placing the stand there does not guarantee you rights to the area (or your actual stand as I understand it)

    That being said:

    -Is there an app that can mark the exact location of the stand? Because I imagine at 4am in the dark, it won’t be as easy to find

    -Do they make locks for ladder stands ? Or will a good ol steel cable and padlock deter most? (Loaded question I know)

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  2. JasonOhio2018

    JasonOhio2018 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    What they said above for apps, if I was you I would scout and go mobile with your setup, climber or stand w/ sticks. I do this on all properties outside of my farm. You don’t want to scout and figure the deer out and then leave a stand to educate someone else that may come by, also as far as locking a stand to a tree. People will take anything they want no matter how locked you have it, bolt cutters and battery power tools make it far too easy. I had a tree cut down once on public so someone could steal my Camera that was locked. Good luck!
     
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    I would feel more comfortable just using a climber and packing it in/out. No worries about theft or showing someone else your spot, except maybe having your tree limbed ahead of time.
     
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    why not just back pack in a stand and sticks like many of us do (I do this every hunt/Lone Wolf Alpha II and 4 sticks and gear) ... Use a good linemans rope/harness to set it or use a climber (limits some good locations however) .... btw, ALWAYS use a safety harness when you get in the stand and when using a climber going up and down ...

    you can use Brite Eyes to mark your trail in, spaced 20-30 yd or more apart, set at knee level so your not flashing a flashlight all over the place walking in ... Hunters Specialties make reflective twist ties that also work good on small branches ....
     
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    Your best bet is to learn your woods and the route in to your chosen stand location. As mentioned, you don't want to be leaving any sign of your presence.
     
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    I keep a few ladder stands out year round on private land with heavy chains and padlocks. On public it's best to pack a stand in if you can and not advertise your spot. Public land is pretty great except for the public part...
     
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