Year round stands?

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  1. S_Conley

    S_Conley Newb

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    Quick question. Do you leave stands in the woods year round and just re trim lanes, or pull them and start over every year?


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  2. remmett70

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    Ladder stand I leave out all year. Hang-ons I pull to save weather wear on the straps.
     
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    I leave them, but from time to time I might relocate a stand and hunt that location for a year or two.


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  4. Parker70

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    I leave ladder stands. Just replace the straps every few years and hit rust spots with spray paint in the off season.
     
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    Yep like the others said the ladders stay out.
     
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    Yes. I also will frequently go in with a climber and set up not far from last years stand and catch deer skirting and looking up at the previous years stand.

    I use a light chain or cable with a turn buckle on my ladder stands.
     
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    For ladder stands you may need to loosen them and readjust every few years else the tree starts to grow around them.
     
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    Theft risk aside, chains and cables rust, straps rot. Branches can fall and damage the stand, I saw a crushed ladder stand just the other day. Or what if kids climb up and fall out. Not worth the risk. Be safe and take 'em down.
     
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    My stands on my land that are regularly checked and secured.
     
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    Leave them and just keep them maintained. While adding more.
    My new thing is adding stainless steel cables and bolting the stand to the tree.

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    That's actually pretty good idea.


    As for original question, I leave mine out but like others have said replace straps yearly. This yea they gotta come down tho and moved because of new fences goin up on farm for cattle.

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    I hunt private land so I leave them on Government land you have to pull them in Missouri so I use my self-climber on Government land

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    I leave the majority of mine out all year (ladder stands). I am starting to get a couple hang ons and I plan to pull them before winter.
     
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    Our ladder stands stay out all year, they get checked twice a year. Early spring when we re clear all our trails and just before season.

    Lifelines come down after season
     
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    I decided to go with a climbing stand this year so I'll be packing it in and out.
     
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    Now is the time to move stands for next year if necessary, much easier than in mid-Aug. Leave ladders up, pull hang-ons.
     
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    On my private access lands. If it's my crappy even edge stands. I'd leave permanent. My LW it's on and off
     
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    I leave mine out all year. However, I do inspect the ratchet straps and I change them when needed. I oil them with DDW Scent free oil to help keep them quiet.
     
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    ash d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Mine stay out, need to be more diligent about changing the straps


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    Weather is rough on them. I pull all of mine. I primarily use ladders and I pull them too.
     

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