Using Climbing treestand like a hangon

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  1. michael robinson

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    hi I've been bow hunting for a a couple years now when I first started I bought a climbing treestand. I mostly hunt public land and don't like leaving a treestand out during the season. It's worked ok but some areas I can't use a climber because of the shape of the tree. Can I buy climbing sticks and use my climbing treestand like a hangon.
     
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    I would get the sticks and a lock on. Safety first.

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    I hunted out of a buddies stand that he used sticks with a climber. Kinda nasty to crawl in and out of. I wouldn’t recommend it


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    I use an old API with an open front as a lock on. I strap it in with ratchet straps to keep it secure. I only use it in one tree since there is a branch I can use to maneuver into the stand, other than that, it would not be a great idea to do. It can be a pain in the butt getting around the armrests.
     
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    I have done this with a old loggy climber. Just set it like a hang on and I left it for a preset. Works the same, just have to add extra straps so it doesn't drop or kick out when you go to step on it from your sticks.
     
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    This is a good time to look for used hang on stands. Just saw a CL ad the other day for 3 stands and 5 sticks for $100. May need a little paint and new straps but price is right. This is in Iowa.
     
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    Your better off with a lock on. Easier to get in and out of and much safer.
     
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    That is getting dangerous since id the climber moves you could be on the way to a bad fall, go with a hang on and some sticks.

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    No, you don't want to set up that way. Just get yourself a hang-on with sticks.
     
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    I have done this. I got the idea from a video of Hunter Specialtie's Tom Miranda. I put on my own twist and discarded the top section and used a folding stool with part of the leg removed as a folding seat strapped to the tree. Worked fine as long as you ratchet the bottom to the tree and are careful mounting and dismounting.
     
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    I wouldn’t recommend it, but if you do definitely use a lifeline or safety strap and be attached before stepping on.
     
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    Sure you can! I would use a rope & harness ( as you should always use when climbing regardless) from ground to top! Could be a little noisy attaching a climber once ya get to height tho! Then climbing in will be mehhh but you should be able! I would get a light weight hang on tho! Safer, easier and most likely quicker and quieter!
     
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    Bad idea.
    Climbing stands are designed to have consistent weight holding them in place. Climbing in and out of one while it's up a tree is an accident waiting to happen. Get a lock on
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Dont know how you would get your sticks high enough to step onto the platform.
    Dangerous !!
     

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