I only hunt a 160A leased piece right out my back door. At 77 pushing 78 real hard I only use ladder stands, 4 of them, possibly 5. Little tricky to put up some times but once up they stay for the duration of the season or till I get a deer. One's physical ability makes a big difference on what you use. Knowing you limitations come in to play also. What ever you chose to use, for gosh sake's do it safely guys and gals. .