Summit Treestands
muddy stalker climbing tree stand
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
KC 09-Dec-17
dmann 09-Dec-17
dmann 09-Dec-17
stick n string 09-Dec-17
JTV 09-Dec-17
stick n string 10-Dec-17
Ucsdryder 10-Dec-17
The last savage 10-Dec-17
KC 10-Dec-17
tobinsghost 11-Dec-17
JTV 11-Dec-17
KC 11-Dec-17
JTV 11-Dec-17
stick n string 11-Dec-17
JTV 11-Dec-17
Ucsdryder 11-Dec-17
JTV 11-Dec-17
KC 11-Dec-17
Ucsdryder 11-Dec-17
JTV 11-Dec-17
Ucsdryder 11-Dec-17
Franzen 12-Dec-17
elk yinzer 12-Dec-17
JTV 12-Dec-17
JTV 12-Dec-17
ohiohunter 12-Dec-17
stick n string 12-Dec-17
JTV 13-Dec-17
SixLomaz 13-Dec-17
400 Elk @Home 13-Dec-17
JTV 13-Dec-17
KC 13-Dec-17
400 Elk @Home 13-Dec-17
KC 14-Dec-17
stick n string 14-Dec-17
obx 14-Dec-17
JTV 14-Dec-17
Proline 14-Dec-17
JTV 15-Dec-17
KC 15-Dec-17
JTV 15-Dec-17
KC 15-Dec-17
From: KC
09-Dec-17
Just a heads up on the muddy stalker stand is on sale at Cabelas for 109.99

From: dmann
09-Dec-17
I have been thinking about picking one of those up

From: dmann
09-Dec-17
Anybody know if its really 15 lbs? I have a climber now, that's 25, would hate to get another one thats not any lighter.

09-Dec-17
Its 20 even with the straps and pads. I bought mine right before archery and LOVE it. I used mine very very hard this year. I read the reviews, and i dont get the negative ones. I dont have issue with what they complained about. Its light, quiet, comfy and easy to climb with. You can go lighter, but ur gonna pay way way more and to me, 3 or 4 lbs aint worth $150-$250. Period..... I am actually contemplating buying a second just to have....

From: JTV
09-Dec-17

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what negative issues ?? ... Ive read as you go higher, the pivots collapse/ turn in as the tree gets smaller ... I want one that is easy to level as I go higher.. the only one I see that does that is the Equalizer, but it aint $109 ... more like $340 ...

10-Dec-17
I read the cabelas reviews and the complaints were due to the sides pinching in and it doesnt work in a 9" tree? Or something like that. The sides do fold in or out which allows it to fold flat when packed up, that is awesome. But when climbing, a bigger tree and the sides fold out, a smaller tree they fold in and i guess the issue was they "pinch" you when in a small tree. I climbed a 12" tree this year because thats the best tree to be in at that spot and dont remember having any issue with feeling "pinched" by the sides. Im not a huge guy, but i have more than enough "winter insulation" if you know what i mean. Who the hell climbs a 9" tree anyways? If ur too round to not get pinched by the sides of the stand in a 9" tree, you are too big to think a any treestand is gonna help hide you in a 9" tree. This stamd is by far the easiest to level when at hunting height ive ever seen. One hand from sitting position and you can adjust it either way, as long as you are flexible enough to turn your feet inward under the stand to hold it...;^)

From: Ucsdryder
10-Dec-17
I have a wallow that’s buried in dark timber. I put a camera on it and the sd card filled in almost a day. Problem is it’s 3.5 miles back and a pretty good climb. I just don’t know if I want to pack it in that far. Has anybody done something similar?

10-Dec-17
Thx kc

From: KC
10-Dec-17
you are welcome. I thought someone might like the deal.

From: tobinsghost
11-Dec-17
U, I just pack it in on a scouting trip and cut limbs to cover it with nearby. I have 2 climbers out in national forest under a waterproof tarp and limbs under wide spruce trees.

From: JTV
11-Dec-17
KC... you just cost me money ...lol ..... I figured what the hell, Ive spent $$ on worse....

From: KC
11-Dec-17
That happened to me also. I was looking at the xstand from sportsman's guide and the price went up. Then Cabelas said I had to buy theirs. My wife said how many treestands does one man need. As Larry P. says just one more

From: JTV
11-Dec-17
well, with state tax and shipping it was $142 ...still cheaper than a LW or an Equalizer .... If I dont like it, I'll sell it .... its only $$ ..... :0(

11-Dec-17
You will like it...

From: JTV
11-Dec-17
I hope so ....

From: Ucsdryder
11-Dec-17
Jtv with the shipping code it’s free shipping. “7holiday”

From: JTV
11-Dec-17
crap, didnt know that ... its already been ordered

From: KC
11-Dec-17
call customer service. I put in an order the other day and within hours I got an ad for free shipping and 10% off. I had already got the free ship, so I asked for the 10% and they are sending me a gift card for the same amount. It should save you about 15.00 bucks

From: Ucsdryder
11-Dec-17
Yep, call customer service and explain it. Either tell them to cancel since it isn’t shipped or add the coupon code.

From: JTV
11-Dec-17
I was told they will credit my card for the shipping amount ...

From: Ucsdryder
11-Dec-17
Nice! Never hurts to save a couple bucks!

From: Franzen
12-Dec-17
Do any of you guys have any pictures of the stand on your back and on the tree?

From: elk yinzer
12-Dec-17
I've never seen this stand but I like the looks of it! If they come out with a hand climber I may pick one up. I just can't get with the wraparound bar.

From: JTV
12-Dec-17
the open front/hand climbers are a pain in the ass ... to much of a work out going up, I hate the Summit I have .. ... sit and climbs are so much easier...

From: JTV
12-Dec-17
Here's a good question, if any one has recently got theirs from Cabelas, is it the cable style or is the chain style that goes around the tree ... I see both styles in online reviews ... I'm hoping it is the cable .....

From: ohiohunter
12-Dec-17
I have an old man, which is very much like the muddy. It seems as though the bar might interfere with bow hunting, but after using you will realize it rarely is an issue. I really like the bar, gives me extra sense of security. I'll climb as high as I can in my old man, not so much will I do the same with my lone wolf. As a sit and climb with little effort my old man can be deadly quiet, I have climbed and not realized there were deer in the area until I got high enough to see them.

The net seat is fantastic, makes long sits more comfortable. If you're flexible and short enough you can put your boots up on it, kinda kick back.

12-Dec-17
I got mine from cabelas and its the cable style

From: JTV
13-Dec-17
I hope so... Ive read the peg spring handle needs modified to work well .... I'll just have to wait till it gets in to see...

From: SixLomaz
13-Dec-17
Got one shipped free to my home. In CT it was $125.48 with tax and excess shipping surcharge due to size B.S.

Subtotal $109.99

Shipping & Handling $0.00

Shipping Surcharge $8.00

Tax (06610) $7.49

Total $125.48

13-Dec-17
I missed this one. I would have got one had I seen the deal. Story of my life...day late dollar short.

From: JTV
13-Dec-17
mine is due in tomorrow says the tracking info ...

From: KC
13-Dec-17
same as mine. Sorry 400 elk I listed this in 2 places for people to see. 109.00 Muddy Stalker and this thread

13-Dec-17
All my bad. Sometimes not enough time in the day.

From: KC
14-Dec-17
just got done putting my Muddy Stalker tree stand together. I think this is going to be an awesome stand. But I must say I am disappointed that it does weigh 20 lbs. Advertised at 15, not. The way the cable attaches is totally different from the way many of the reviews have been. You pull a spring c pin (the ones that hold ladder stands together) out and lift up a cover. Move the cable to the desired lenght. Push the cover back down and re-install the pin.

14-Dec-17
KC, ur gonna love the ease of adjusting in the tree with that set up

From: obx
14-Dec-17
Got my Muddy Stalker yesterday and gave it a test run in the back yard today. It does weight 20 lbs complete with shoulder straps and added stabilization straps. I never did get the foot straps to work real well, need more practice. I found it easier to climb turning my toes outward and lifting the bottom section. The sling seat is very tight and hard to slide on the frame. I think it will loosen up with use, if not a Hazemore replacement will make this a very nice stand. Also, I tried a cable from a Summit as a replacement when necessary and it is a perfect fit All in all, very pleased

From: JTV
14-Dec-17
mine is supposedly waiting at home for me,,, at least that is what UPS tracking says ... I wont get off work till midnight ....

so, those that you guys got in is the cable and not the chain ... I hope mines the cable .... I like that Idea better than the spring loaded handle/knob...

From: Proline
14-Dec-17
Jtv . I have an original equalizer from when mr graham owned the company. I have a summit viper, API bowhunter, leggy bayou and have used the lone wolf sit and climb. Equalizer is hands down winner. Best climber I have used.

From: JTV
15-Dec-17
Got in the Stalker, it IS the cable, which I like.....set it up, the instructions are worthless, but then Ive never seen any that were good, ... put it on the bow scale, weigh's right at 20lbs..... Ive put the Thirdhand Stabilizer Straps on it..... I'll have to use the shoulder straps it came with for now, maybe a Molle System later for next season..... wont get to use it any time soon, where I'm going tomorrow/location, the tree is too large, so I'll use the trusty Alpha II & 4 sticks... and the Stalker stand needs to air out/deodorize anyways, so its sitting cabled to my deck doing so ...

From: KC
15-Dec-17
I am glad that a couple bositers were able to cash in on this sale. It was too good for me to pass up. I to will be putting some of my own faux third hand straps on the stand. I used them on another stand I had this year and was amazed at how stable they made the stand. Unfortunetly this new stand is heaver than the stand it will be replacing. But I think it will be easier and quieter to use. As for molle back straps, not sure if I want to add that much extra weight. I will be modifying the foot stirrups for sure. On a review sight some where somebody mention fastening a backrest to the stand which made carrying it easier on the back and was more comfortable while on stand. I give the stand 2 thumbs up

From: JTV
15-Dec-17
the weight savings while on the back is what I'm looking at ..... I should be able to pack the stand OVER my fanny pack, maybe only strapping my bibs and harness on the stand its self, the coat and other clothing will stay on the fanny which I will wear..... with my LW Alpha/4 sticks, the fanny is strapped on the stand..... the stand and 4 sticks weight 27lbs, the fanny pack 13lb, plus clothing, I'm at 40+ lbs ......... by wearing the fanny and carrying the stand over it, I'm saving around 7lbs, it all being distributed differently..... it makes a difference.... the only thing is, I'm limited to locations for use with the climber.... but it will be nice to have it when I need it .... I'll make adjustments as time goes by, as I wont use it for a bit .... I'll have to learn to adjust it for higher heights as I go up, it has to be easier than the crappy hand climbers ...

now to sell the old hand climbing Summit .......

From: KC
15-Dec-17
what size hazemore seat replacement would be used on the stand?

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