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  • Do you think that a ladder stand scares a deer away?

    Do you think that a ladder stand scares a deer away?

  • #2
    Only a noisey one.

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    • #3
      Nope.

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      • #4
        Jay & Jim said it all!

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        • #5
          I would just make sure that you put it up at least a few weeks before the season starts so the deer can become accustomed to it, if the even notice it.

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          • #6
            just make sure that you don't put the ladder on a trail

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            • #7
              Not at all.

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              • #8
                I once climbed into an old, homemade tree stand, that I had just discovered, and sat there, for about an hour and a half, when an 'ol doe came walking by.

                She paused just before walking into an open lane,logging road, and looked directly at the tree stand,ladder and all. I didn't move ... after a couple of minutes she ventured off.

                There is always the potential for them to be somewhat cautious!

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                • #9
                  If given a chance to get used to the stand they will pay no more attention to it than they will to any tree in the woods. UNLESS they bust you in it a couple of times...then they will adjust thier pattern in order to avoid it.

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                  • #10
                    nope

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                    • #11
                      A goofy looking 3-point walked so close to my ladder stand last season that I braced for impact. I thought he was going to pass between the ladder and the tree, and he almost did. I had a doe stop and take time to pee within 5 yards of the same stand. Thanks for the free scent, I thought. I will be hunting that stand again this year.

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                      • #12
                        I shouldn't. Just kind of camoflauge it. If you can.

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                        • #13
                          No

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                          • #14
                            No, just set it up several weeks prior to when you plan to hunt out of it.

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                            • #15
                              i've seen deer walk under the ladder, between the ladder and the tree.

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