Tree saddle hunting...

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by mikerock85, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. dnoodles

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    I would be careful of kickout and worried about the mesh- those seats are made for wide dispersal of load and might not take a lot of weight in one spot very well. I would think that your boot soles would wear the mesh pretty fast.
     
  2. cantexian

    cantexian Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That was part of my concern, which is why I was wondering if anyone had tried it. Some of the platforms designed for saddle hunting are a little over-priced from what I can tell.
     
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    I agree. I’m sure they are good. I just prefer my ring of steps. They are comfortable and easy to put up. They also allow my to step all the way around the tree. A platform kind of keeps you on one side of the tree which defeats part of the purpose for me. Best of all a ring of steps is lightweight.

    Mainly I’m a tightwad and don’t want to spend another $150 on a platform.


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    I'm probably going to give saddle hunting a go this year as well. Going to use my LW hand climber seat as the platform.
     
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    Is this tree saddle thing a "tactical" approach? :lol:
     
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    Sold my climber yesterday, ordered Samson predator rope, some caribeaners, and a rock harness today. Sit drag next week! Gonna give it a go!
     
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    Nice! That's how I started with the sit drag. It's a great way to get started. I don't use it, but my daughter loves hanging in it when I'm out in the yard shooting. It is surprisingly comfortable for what it is.

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    Great thread. been thinking about this myself.
     
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    Every thing for my rock harness/sit drag showed up. Got my tether, bridge, and lineman’s rope made. Tested it out ground level. I love it! I’m waiting on my sticks to show up, but I’m going out to a pre set lock on tomorrow to play off of that ladder and get up in the air a little. [​IMG]
     
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