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    I am looking to put up a few of these ladder stands in some of my more "permanent" sites. I like the size of the seat and the size of the platform because I like shooting standing. Also, they are 18ft. My concern is that I have never used a ladder stand for bow hunting. I see that they use them out in the midwest with good results, but are they good for here in SC? I mean, our deer come out looking up in trees more than they do the ground. Do any of you have success bow hunting out of ladder stands?

    https://www.biggametreestands.com/la...ands/#hunterhd

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    I like to hang sticks and a lock on with the platform of the lock on resting on a branch. Seems to be the best way to break up your profile. I have 1 ladder stand that has a huge holly in front of the tree it is in. I top the holly a little each year and have had great luck staying hidden. It’s just harder to hide a ladder stand, so I rarely use them.

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    I-40 West. Don't stop until you cross a big river.
    Last edited by Bigtimber2; 11-28-2021 at 10:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtimber2 View Post
    I-40 West. Don't stop until you cross a big river.
    Working on a few light weight lock-ons too.

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    I’ve killed a dump truck load out of a ladder stand with the bow, those big game stands are comfortable with the suspension seats.

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    I have 2 of the ines in the link and use them to bowhunt. They are very comfortable and the platform is really big which is great for shooting a bow

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    I have a Hawk big horn and a big denali both are 20ft great ladder stands. The big horn seat flips up for bow hunting.

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    Hawk big Denali 22ft is the ticket. I've got 4 of them. Cut some saplings and stuff on the backside and on the sides. If you can't kill a deer with a bow out of one of those you need to find another sport
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    I've killed deer from a CB ladder stand with a compound bow only 12 feet off the ground. The key to hunting that low is to keep your bow in hand, resting the bottom limb on the rifle rest.
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    you sure could use some weed.

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    Build my own ladder stands and tripods. They work just fine. One tip, it is best to have a little cover around the stand just like with a lock/on or climber. Sitting out in the open is not good with any of those.
    Last edited by centurian; 01-04-2022 at 03:48 PM.

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    We use the muddys and big game ladder stands out west where loc-on friendly trees are few and far between. The more natural cover around the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by centurian View Post
    Build my own ladder stands and tripods. They work just fine. One tip, it is best to have a little cover around the stand just like with a lock/on or climber. Sitting out in the open is not good with any of those.
    Love making home made ladder stands. First deer I ever killed was out of an 8' tall wooden ladder stand I nailed together in my backyard when I was 13. I'd love to see some pics of yours
    Last edited by TheVisorGuy; 01-04-2022 at 08:04 PM.
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    I will see if i can find some

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    Coolest stand I ever hunted out of was a ladder stand. Bear hunt in Newfoundland. The outfitter made them on site literally. After I shot my bear, I went with him and built one at a new site he was starting. Made on site with a chainsaw a hammer, and a bucket of nails/spikes.

    But for the OP, some cut brush and a handful of zip ties and you can blend it right in.

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    Millenium L220. That's all. 2 man. Comfortable Great bow hunting stand. Double burlap and done.

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