Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Meat Hunter, Aug 29, 2013.
18 roughly for me
? how so? Yes one must understand entrance/exit paths your shot will take and as you go up your entrance may need to be higher in order to get double lung penetration but is still highly possible. Last year shot a doe from 27 feet high entrance was high but exactly where needed to be as it entered through the top of the entrance side lung and exited out the bottom of the exit side lung. I will say though if one can't prepare and know this going into hunting high they probably shouldn't.
I've sat in hang ons at around 14 feet and have numerous deer (including bucks)walk right under the platform . Same with s 15' ladder. Had 3 does come in between the ladder and the tree lol. It's all about scent control and being concealed. The higher up you sit the less you have to be concealed in a sense.
good replies, I like higher for scent reasons mainly. Never worry about the shot, I always aim for the heart and the rest seems to get handled. I am hunting a hardwood stand right in front of a swamp oct. 1st, there is a field behind me, so hoping for the right wind that day.
My ladderstands are at 15 ft. Thats all I use at the moment but I am going to upgrade to a hang on soon.
18-24 feet is common on most of my sets. I do have one named "the killing tree" that's is probably in the 15-17 ft tall category. I killed my biggest buck from it and 4 does. A lot of good stand height selection depends on where the best cover is in the chosen tree and how deer usually approach that particular set.
Mine all 20-25 feet.
i know some people that only shotgun hunt and they won't go over 15. i've got one that's 17 and the other is 15
3 hang ons done, right around 24 feet on two and about 20 feet on one. Wife can stand 20-30 yards from stands and stare straight ahead and not see them, so I figure the deer wont either.
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