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  1. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Weekend Warrior

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    Not hunting yet but checking stands here is one of my best stands,the only 16 ft. Wooden ladder stand I made 18 years ago. Took a tractor and 3 of us to put up. Here my 3 shooting angles. Show yours...

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    One of mine
     

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    Nice, lots of good cover around that opening. I take it your in the south that looks like sandy soil and jack pines?
     
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    Nice I do enjoy seeing other people's spots, especially while I'm waiting to hunt.
    Tried getting g stand up again 2 times and down she went stakes (longer ones this time ) pulled out again. I'm thinking my have pulled a back muscle across my lower back. I'll get that damn thing up if I have to winch it up the tree ....hhhmmm why didn't I think of that earlier!
     
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    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice view Old.
    One concern. A wood stand that's 18 years old?
     
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    mikey custom-g Weekend Warrior

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    I have old style “Florida Platform” stands that are way old. Screw gun and some wood replacement every few years keeps them strong.

    Lemme see if I can post one for you.

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    Sweet!
    Ya I just picked up more decking nails and new chain for some of my older ones. I always have back up chains or straps on the wooden ones and always on the ladder stands and hang ons.
     
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    I have some platform ones 20 + years old. The wooden ladder stand is ground grade pt. Independent of the tree as in no nailing to it. It is strapped and chained to a large maple. Would you trust walking on a 20 yr. Old house deck? I have 20 yr. old 20' wooden ladders I trust more than new ladder stands. 2x8 rails and 2x4 rungs.?
    I should add...I'm actually afraid of heights. My back ups have back ups.
     
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    I'll put this here... Finally got that ladder stand up. It took 4 ft rebar stakes to hold. Ground is so wet. Didn't take pics yet because its not fully secured yet. I have to make some stabilizer bar adjustment before climbing to secure the seat/ foot platform. It's tied to the oak at 2_ spots and legs seeded . Tomarrow, all oaks around it are dropping. Including the oak its in. Bottom of stand hidden in brush and it sits 40 yrds from bedding with a silent and great west or northwest wind approach. Cams show a lot of buck and doe activity.
     
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    I finally finished the stand, ya know the older I get the hard this whole setting stand 20190919_155116.jpg 20190919_155054.jpg s alone gets..lol
     
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    Phone's charged again so here's the view from that stand.

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    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I hope that last post didn't come off bad Old.
    Just being in the construction trade, I've seen wood built stands:jaw:.

    I want every single one of us to get home safely.
     
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    Having been in construction families all my life, born and married I'm very careful with my builds. It's the trees I worry about. Only stands I've lost have been the trees themselves failed.
    No problem with a post of concern ,alls good.
     
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    I hunted this stand area the past 3 times, had big pig and buck activity according to my Spypoint.

    When I was young, I always wanted to do a “ninja” on a deer. I finally got a chance some 45 years later. Needless to say @ 60, I ain’t jumping from nothing, not even bed.

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    Aahhh mikey, our minds are so much younger than our bodies...lol
     
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    many a season has opened I know there are views from stands out there...Come on I still have 5 more days to wait...
     
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    So on the subject of stands, here in the hills we get our worst winds in fall through spring. with out fail there is always a huge wind event within days of the season opener. For the last couple of days I've been checking and reinforcing stands. I have 40 sets so... anyways so far so good.. a couple of fixes and a couple of added support. I added chain back up on a couple. a few raised decking nails reset...and in a moment one blind stand is getting new side panels. bottom of a hill and nearly eye level on their cross hill trail and windy as hell on the down hill side ...so it gets cold...yet never do the deer on that trail wind me.. take deer every year from it this cross bow season doe last year...she died 60 yrds away and I watched as one after another, several buck came in to try and tend her, nothing I was looking for to shoot as they walked by.
    Anyways a reminder always keep checking them through out the season...especially the trees themselves look up for widow makers over your seat


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