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How high do you like to go into the trees with your tree stand and do you have a preference for tree species to hunt from? I usu

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  • #16
    20' minimum for me unless I'm hunting a ravine. And like the other guys said a white pine is my tree of choice for both the cover scent and the branches below me for cover.

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    • #17
      I disagree with the " less than 15', you might as well be on the ground". I have come across many situations where 15' is impossible, and a ground blind is not going to get the job done, so I have to hang between 10 and 15 feet. Its MUCH more effective than a ground blind as long as you are in the right tree with the right amount of cover and right wind. Don't get me wrong, I love a high perch, but sometimes it can't happen.

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      • #18
        I only get up around 15 feet, but I would like to go higher.

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        • #19
          I prefer 15-20 feet. Anything above that I generally feel is unnecessary although some circumstances may call for it. 20 is great because you're up fairly high and yet not too high to wet your pants I'd also like to note my dad hunts from a 10' tree stand and has great success as well. He just won't go any higher. I guess it's all up to preference.

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          • #20
            I go up 15-25 feet preferably in pines. But I always have my safety harness on, I just don't feel safe without it.

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            • #21
              15-20 feet seems about right. I agree with most above that below is too low and above 25 is probably not necessary.

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              • #22
                I hunt 15 - 25 and mostly use cedar trees, the limbs make for easy climbing and climbing up causes busted bark = cover scent.

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