Question for all that use climbers

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  1. early in

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    Right, and the vitals should be behind the "spot". You aim for the exit, it does work. Angle is relative, as these pics show.
     

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    One lung or two?
     
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    Couldn't see the pics that well. Did you get a lung and heart? If so great job, that's a perfect shot. Not as easy though. Not for me anyway. If you would have been off a little bit wouldve missed the heart. Don't get me wrong I still climb high. Again, nice shot.
     
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    Yes, and this deer died the same way (heart/lung) with an extreme angle shot.

    Shocker, I'm not suggesting this is the most desirable shot to take, it isn't, but when they come in tight to your location and you're up high, sometimes you have to work with what you have.
     

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    Agreed. Nice shot placement!
     
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    All good answers. Just food for thought -- though I usually can be found from 18-22 or so most of the time, I killed my largest 8' off the ground (168") because that's where the cover was. On the other end of the extreme, I have hunted a lot higher than normal, though that's rare and usually limited to when I'm on the side of a big hill.

    I'd rather find a tree further away from the trail I expect the deer to come in on as opposed to going higher.
     
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    And to clarify... it has nothing to do with fear of heights, but everything to do with shot angle and being able to catch both lungs...
     
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    15 to 20 feet!
     
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    This is why I am thinking about buying a more comfortable stand this year. The one I have is not comfortable and I cannot sit still. I have seen less deer the last two years because of it too.


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    This is another reason hunting higher up helps a lot. You can get away with certain movements up high that you wouldn't at a lower level. Where I hunt it's often very thick, and a downward shot is more the norm.
     
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    18-22 feet All things being equal, with average cover, I feel best at 22-24.
     
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    I'm in the 15' to 25' range but I prefer to be in a blind.
     
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    18 to 20 feet love the moviblility of my viper
     
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    20 to 22 feet.
     
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    I don't use my climber very much, mostly in a have to/need to, or scouting situation. I won't climb a tree without some kind of cover be it limbs on the same tree, or surrounding trees. I prefer 17-20 feet. I will go higher, but try not to. Reduces your kill zone.
     
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    Angle most certainly comes into play. By "spot" you are describing an external feature of the deer. The higher you go the more the angle moves this spot. I.E. if you shoot deer low and right behind the front leg from a ground blind at 15 yards this will hit the heart, however if you hit the same "spot" form 15 yards and 25ft up a tree, you probably only trimmed hair and fat. Angle most definitely has lots to do with it.
     
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    I believe the spot he's referring to would be exit side. Visualizing that and picking a "spot" on the opposite side.
     
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    True, but the margin of error decreases with height.
     

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