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When hanging a hang-on treestand, what kind of steps do you prefer to use? Tree Steps (where legal of course), or climbing stic

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  • When hanging a hang-on treestand, what kind of steps do you prefer to use? Tree Steps (where legal of course), or climbing stic

    When hanging a hang-on treestand, what kind of steps do you prefer to use? Tree Steps (where legal of course), or climbing sticks? Which do you feel are safer?

  • #2
    The screw in steps are a pain to screw in, and after a couple years i question their safety too. The strap on sticks are great, provided you take them down after the season so the weather and squirrels don't get to them.

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    • #3
      tree steps are easier, but sticks are safer to use

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      • #4
        Steps for sure I know of at least one time when one of the screw-in steps has failed in the same hunting season.

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        • #5
          climbing sticks

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          • #6
            climbing stick seem safer, though harder to set up youself.

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            • #7
              I was a treestep guy for years untill I tried the climbing sticks, I'll never go back.

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              • #8
                Hang on tree steps or climbing sticks. Sticks are much easier and faster to put up but heavier to carry.

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                • #9
                  i like tree sticks. i think the tree sticks are safer because they cant break as easy.

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                  • #10
                    Sticks, but make sure they are the ones that are inclosed. A friend has fallen out of his tree and having external steps nearly killed him. Same with screw ins. If one catches you in the ribs while falling, it will open you up like a tuna.

                    Vic

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                    • #11
                      I'm afraid of heights but the sticks work great, even by myself. I don't trust the steps.

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                      • #12
                        I trust a step that I can anchor in the tree much more than the "strap-on" ladder sections I bought. Those things work great, but @ least one section always "shifts" a bit while I'm climbing up or down, causing me to lose bladder control for a split second. The key w/ screw in steps is to get enough, too many people space them too far apart, where if you buy just a few more, you can easily get up and down the tree w/o searching or stretching for the next step.

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                        • #13
                          we use spikes just like tree climbers do with the belt the spikes strapped to your feet then you dont have to worry about people getting in your stand unless they have spikes

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                          • #14
                            I like sticks. The screw in steps aren't reliable in my opinion. You WILL have more difficulty getting into a stand using screw in's. Sticks are much more safer.

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                            • #15
                              I prefer to use climbing stick for a few reasons. They are stronger, safer, and they don't hurt the tree so much.

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