Question for all that use climbers

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  1. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

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    I understand it is situational but at what height do you normal sit.
     
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    Wherever there is a good back drop/cover. Usually for me, within the 15-22ft range.
     
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    I'm usually 20-22 feet.

    Just sit still no matter what height. Best camouflage in the world is sitting still!
     
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    kurveball18 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I usually try to find a group of trees, that way you only have to get up about 15-18 feet. If its a lone tree and that is the only tree, then I try to get up in that 18 foot range. I'm not comfortable much higher but I'm usually ok. Just sit on the side of the tree you so the deer approach you from the back. Atleast try to guess which direction you expect them to come from. we all know that usually doesn't work but its what I try to do.

    As mentioned though. If you can get atleast 12 feet off the ground in a group of trees. In most instances, you would be fine. Sitting still is key!!!
     
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    I hunt Public land so I hunt high, usually around 25ft.
     
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    Between 15 and 35 feet depending on cover and terrain.
     
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    I feel it is such a fine line... The higher I go the less visible I am but the angle grows exponentially. I generally hunt very thick terrain and need the height. Most sets are 20-30 ft. It takes much more practise but a fruitful endeavor
     
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    I'm in the boat with the others for the most part. Try to be no less than 20 and have been over 30 in some situations when setting up on a hillside. All depends on how open I am in the tree I've picked, direction of deer travel in relation to the tree, etc..
     
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    18-20ft mostly. Lower if the cover is lower. Almost never higher. Even on PA public land I never go much higher.

    I cut my bow rope so I know when I am lifting my bow off the ground approximately how high I my stand is.
     
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    20-25 feet. I have my bow rope cut for 23 feet. I stop climbing higher when one end of my bow is off the ground.


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    The higher the tree the closer to god!
     
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    I agree with a few. I normally setup where I feel I have best back cover and best shot angle. I've killed deer at 12 foot up and also at 25 foot. I am normally probably closer to 22 on avg
     
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    Depending on the tree and the backdrop, 15-25 feet.
     
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    I rarely climb higher than 15 feet, I'll go to 20 if there is not adequate cover.
     
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    True, but you're still shooting at a "spot", so angle should have little to do with it.
     
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    I'm usually at 20-25 feet though I have been as low as 10 foot in a couple of places...as others have stated, staying still is the key.
     
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    20-30ft. Anything lower and I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb


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    I would say I am normally 18-22' but like everyone else said, depends on the setup.
     
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    Agreed. Sometimes on hillsides I'm way up there but that is only to compensate for that higher on the hillside. So the eyes of the deer may still be only 20 ft below me even though I'm 30 ft up.
     
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    You can hit a spot but what is behind the spot is what matters. The more drastic the angle the harder it is to hit the vitals. One lung or spine is most probable but neither of those scenarios is ideal.
     

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