Sitka Mountain Gear
When 22' Just Isn't High Enough
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Contributors to this thread:
CAMP DAVID 26-Aug-19
Mnhunter1980 26-Aug-19
Grubby 26-Aug-19
1boonr 26-Aug-19
milnrick 26-Aug-19
craig 26-Aug-19
WV Mountaineer 26-Aug-19
BOHUNTER09 26-Aug-19
elkstabber 26-Aug-19
Scooter 26-Aug-19
pa10point 26-Aug-19
Scrappy 26-Aug-19
Bou'bound 26-Aug-19
Franklin 26-Aug-19
smarba 26-Aug-19
M.Pauls 26-Aug-19
LINK 26-Aug-19
JL 26-Aug-19
COHOYTHUNTER 26-Aug-19
Shawn 26-Aug-19
Scar Finga 26-Aug-19
YZF-88 26-Aug-19
drycreek 26-Aug-19
DeerNut 26-Aug-19
Will 26-Aug-19
spike78 26-Aug-19
ND String Puller 26-Aug-19
dnovo 26-Aug-19
pointingdogs 26-Aug-19
hawkeye in PA 26-Aug-19
JohnMC 26-Aug-19
Two Feathers 26-Aug-19
APauls 26-Aug-19
Meat Grinder 26-Aug-19
Mule Power 27-Aug-19
Paul@thefort 27-Aug-19
SANDMAN 27-Aug-19
TrapperKayak 27-Aug-19
Boston 27-Aug-19
scentman 28-Aug-19
Rut Nut 28-Aug-19
timex 28-Aug-19
Will 28-Aug-19
Joey Ward 28-Aug-19
Rut Nut 28-Aug-19
Bowman 30-Aug-19
Bowman 30-Aug-19
Bowman 02-Sep-19
Bowman 02-Sep-19
Bowman 02-Sep-19
BetSofa 28-Sep-20
Russ Koon 28-Sep-20
Tody 28-Sep-20
stick n string 28-Sep-20
LBshooter 28-Sep-20
JL 29-Sep-20
From: CAMP DAVID
26-Aug-19

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When 22' just isn't enough. Yes...your'e seeing correctly. An extension for an extension. Why settle for 22' when you can have 38'. LOL

From: Mnhunter1980
26-Aug-19
Lol! No thanks! I prefer to keep my feet on the ground

From: Grubby
26-Aug-19
Looks pretty safe.

From: 1boonr
26-Aug-19
That’s not even 30’ unless those guys are all 4 feet tall

From: milnrick
26-Aug-19
Somewhere Bill Ingvall is seeing this and saying " Here's your sign".

From: craig
26-Aug-19
Why

26-Aug-19
That’s not 38 feet. That’s a 20 foot extension ladder. With less then a 1/3rd the way extended. So, maybe 28 feet. Take off 3 feet for the angle. That stand might be 30 feet off the ground.

People guess height like they guess pack weight. Unless the people on the ground is 4 feet tall, you’ve way over estimated it.

From: BOHUNTER09
26-Aug-19
Looks like a really bad idea

From: elkstabber
26-Aug-19
And no harness? Treestand falls account for more fatalities than bullets in the eastern and Midwestern states.

From: Scooter
26-Aug-19
Craig answered it....Why .....is right.....

From: pa10point
26-Aug-19
I hope his life insurance is paid up. Not a deer in the world worth that.

From: Scrappy
26-Aug-19
Definitely a hold my beer moment right there.

From: Bou'bound
26-Aug-19
let's have a guess the height debate like we do on trail cam photos.

What would this ladder score.

From: Franklin
26-Aug-19
X2 ^^^^ Sarcasm.....sometimes it`s hard to catch.

From: smarba
26-Aug-19
It's 45 feet...those guys are standing on top of a F150 with a lift kit and camper shell, parked on top of work ramps...

From: M.Pauls
26-Aug-19
You’ve got the stones to go that high, so why do you need the ladder? Wouldn’t it be easier to just do steps and a hang on? IMO it takes a lot of guts to get up on that contraption rather than steps up to that height and get into a hang on

From: LINK
26-Aug-19
It appears he’d have better background cover at 12’

From: JL
26-Aug-19
If I wanted to be that high....my climber would be a little safer IMO than that rig.

I can think of a few one-liners just looking at that pic......

From: COHOYTHUNTER
26-Aug-19
And that's why I don't hunt whitetails anymore.. would rather chase bugles with my feet safely planted on the ground.

From: Shawn
26-Aug-19
Put it at 12ft and on back left side of tree where ya have cover. Can't fix stupid! Shawn

From: Scar Finga
26-Aug-19
I'm guessing 24-28 feet max. Still way higher than needed and a disaster waiting to happen!

From: YZF-88
26-Aug-19
My buddy fell from a tree stand recently. No harness. Lucky to have only shattered both ankles.

From: drycreek
26-Aug-19
I don’t know how I could shoot out of that while holding on with both hands and shaking like a dog shitting a peach seed.

From: DeerNut
26-Aug-19

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I only shot at the have a peek here casino! There was a story such that it was necessary.

From: Will
26-Aug-19
No. Just, um, no.

From: spike78
26-Aug-19

spike78's embedded Photo
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Here’s one in the Wensel Brothers book that’s 75 feet high. Crazy!

26-Aug-19
The deer would look like ants under that thing! I’m guessing it’s for rifle season to see over some trees or a hill ??

From: dnovo
26-Aug-19
That’s a 36’ ladder only extended to 23’. Stand looks to be 6-7’ above that so call it 30’

From: pointingdogs
26-Aug-19
I agree with dnovo. I see 23 rungs to the top then add a few more feet. 30 seems very doable.

26-Aug-19
X3 WHY? ………... If those deer are that educated try standing at the base of the tree

From: JohnMC
26-Aug-19
I am guessing 38' is just a type by OP. He says it is a 22 foot stand. The original stands ends about the top of the guys heads so that would be a extra 6 foot or 28 feet.

From: Two Feathers
26-Aug-19
Why... At 30 feet you take wind out of the equation

From: APauls
26-Aug-19
Lol don’t everyone pounce at once!

From: Meat Grinder
26-Aug-19
There's enough pucker factor in hanging a ladder stand of regular height! Leave me out of this one...lol

From: Mule Power
27-Aug-19
The only way to go for giraffe hunting!

From: Paul@thefort
27-Aug-19
terrible shot angle . I wonder if they practice that shot if bow hunters

From: SANDMAN
27-Aug-19

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If Moe, Larry and Curly are holding the base, it must be Shemp who's doing the high work.

From: TrapperKayak
27-Aug-19
The funny thing is they all look old enough to know better.

From: Boston
27-Aug-19

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From: scentman
28-Aug-19
I don't think that is what the manufacturer of that stand had in mind... uhmmm. May need to get a pilot licence to go up that high :0P

From: Rut Nut
28-Aug-19

Rut Nut's embedded Photo
Rut Nut's embedded Photo
What could possibly go wrong?! ;-)

Kind of reminds me of this one.........................................

From: timex
28-Aug-19
iv gone as high as 30. with my climber & shot angle gets really tough on close to the tree animals

From: Will
28-Aug-19
Ha, Rut Nut, I see that and all I can think is: 1-800-OSHA

:)

From: Joey Ward
28-Aug-19
Those guys don't bowhunt out of that.

Rifle hunt across a cutover, or possibly ag field of some kind.

From: Rut Nut
28-Aug-19
Yeah, I doubt that was in the U.S. Will! : )

From: Bowman
30-Aug-19

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From: Bowman
30-Aug-19

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02-Sep-19

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From: Russ Koon
28-Sep-20
Reminds me of the time I went up a tall white oak on a ridge that overlooked a thick weeded slope that went down to a creek. There were possible deer routes that would bring them close to the bottom of my tree, but much more territory to watch by going higher, andit was my first hunt of that area so I decided I'd go for the better view on that clear morning.

I had a 25 foot pull-up line attached to the platform of my Scary Ol' Baker, and I climbed up until I felt the added weight of the bow and daypack, then saw a branch a few feet further up that would limit my progress anyway, so I climbed those few additional feet to that branch, and settled in.

It was a grand view, and I was treated to watch a couple of nice bucks a hundred fify yards or so away down by the creek as they approached one another. I anticipated seeing a scuffle, or at least some pre-season sparring, but they passed each other with barely a notice.

Also watched a half dozen does and fawns come by very near the base of my tree, even pausing there for few minutes and browsing, without ever looking up at me, even when I slowly waved my arms after a minute or so just to test how un-noticeable I was up there.

It was an enjoyable experience......and then the wind started to pick up. That tall skinny oak that had grown upon that ridge among some taller trees, was not much bigger around than a light pole down where I had attached my climber, and I should have expected some movement in the wind, but I was surprised at how much! And how varied the reactions would be as the breezes got stronger and still kept changing directions as the morning progressed.

Eventually the wind speed decreased and I had become accustomed enough to climb down, mid-morning. And then, when I had untied my "safety rope" and lowered the bow and daypack and turned to begin my descent, the Scary Ol' Baker (SOB for short) decided to take off without me! As I hung onto the bar of my climbing section, the platform section rocked back and forth between contacting the tree with just the v-bar and then just the platform and gently rocked it's way all the way to a few feet above the ground. That climb down took quite a bit longer that the one going up, but was finally accomplished with no serious damage except some wear and tear on the front and the insides of the legs of my camo's. And I had cooled off enough by the time I was safely back on the ground to have dreamed up a device to prevent a similar event....A line attaching the climber section to the platform, so it could be retrieved should it ever try to run away again. Probably just reattaching my pull-up rope and lowering the pack and bow with them hanging from the platform would have been enough, but I had lowered them by hand and then let the rope drop onto them before turning around and starting the descent, which is when the Baker got the urge to run free and found itself unfettered by any weight either dangling from it or attached to it by bungees as I bent to put my feet back into the retaining straps.

From: Tody
28-Sep-20
What's up with Bowmans posts and all these links. Not part of topic. Back to subject, hardly ever hunt out of a ladder stand. If you need 4 guys to install it might not be the best idea.

28-Sep-20
And there u have it, likely that fellas last post ever here. I wonder sometimes if certain bowsiters were to have posted the exact same thing if the conversation would go from hammering someone balls to the wall to a less condescending sayin “hey, im not sure thats a great idea. Doesnt seem very safe.”

Maybe monday mornings bring a lot of cheerios that have been pissed in. But the us vs them thread seems timely. There doesnt seem like theres much room in the middle of anything, ur either awesome or useless

From: LBshooter
28-Sep-20
Someone has a death wish, hope your tied in and have a way of getting down when things collapse. If you need to be that high to kill a deer maybe a good review of your hunting skills is in order.your angle for a kill just shrank, good luck.

From: JL
29-Sep-20
Some areas may require a high stand. Having hunted in the Florida swamps and palmetto scrub.....being higher isn't necessarily a bad thing....especially in the palmetto scrub. You can hear things moving in the scrub but ya can't see it unless you're up high. Where I hunt in Michigan if ya get too high you're FOV is reduced due to the canopy....and of course there is no palmetto scrub there either so it's easier to see what's moving on the ground.

I have my sticks marked in one foot increments so I know how high my hang-ons are. When I get over 20' and the wind is blowing hard........it can become un-huntable.

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