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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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  • Cgull
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    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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  • Big C
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    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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  • Skeeb
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    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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  • trophyslayer
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    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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  • t_holinka
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    I only get up around 15 feet, but I would like to go higher.

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  • matouse3
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    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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  • wallofsam
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    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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  • steve182
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    I have a 25 foot cord i strap to my climber and my bow. When it gets taught or lifts my bow off the ground, i'm at my height. I'll climb whatever is somewhat straight with a bit of cover.

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  • MB915
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    For me I go between 18 and 24 feet. Area I hunt has a lot of chestnut trees. My summit really grips well to these trees and I feel safe climbing them.

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  • Del in KS
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    There are very few pines in Kansas. Wild cherry, oak, locust, hedge and hickory are the choices. I like to use my climber on a nice tall cherry oak or hickory.

    Usually 20 to 24 ft will do. Haven't had any problems killing deer with rage 2 blade broadheads.

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  • chuckles
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    My ladder stands are 17 footers and I have climbing sticks that will get me to 20' if necessary for my hang on. I try to stay between 15 and 20 feet that seems to be plenty, both for me and the deer.

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  • buckhunter
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    Archery hunters should go no higher than 20 feet. The angle of your shot greatly reduces your kill zone after 20 feet.

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  • jay
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    I've found that 15 to 20 feet works best for where I hunt in west central Illinois.

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  • rabbitpolice88
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    Clay,
    Was there a hole in the tree? usually yellow jackets don't build nests in trees.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    Jumped into a tree before the butt crack of dawn got so high I got nose bleeds then at day light yellow jackets started buzzing around me and found out there was a nest just on the back side of the tree I was in!

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