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David Mitchell
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Also make sure it has a seat that folds up against the tree. Some of them don't and that leaves you with a very small area to stand on out from the tree.
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Orion
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Ron: Check out the Leverege 5200 telescoping ladder stand available from www.treestandsinc.com or through the big auction site. Three ladder sections that telescope to set the platform at a maximum of 12 feet, seat 2 feet higher, or as little as 4 feet in one foot increments. Constructed differently than most other ladder stands.

It's basically a well made hang on stand with a ladder attached. No cables from the vertical seat posts to the platform to interfere with bow limbs or any other hunter movement, and no bars restricting your legs and overall movement. Seat folds against the tree if you wish to stand to shoot or just to stand for a while. I've looked at a lot of ladder stands, and this is the best one I've found. And they're selling them at a huge discount right now. Good luck.

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I was a guest at a new location and given a ladder to hunt from. It was an old one with a cheese grater for a seat. It took me two weeks to get the 10,000 dimples outa my butt. Get one that the comfy seat folds up to tree.

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Kevin Hansen
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quote:
Originally posted by LC:
Ok heres my two cents worth. First the height is not a problem as all has already been mentioned. Second not to long ago someone asked about the best ladder stand and one of the Wensels recommended a stand from Dicks delivered to your from like $60 and I believe it was like 15'. If it's good enough for them than I'd say its good enough for anyone,

With all that said I hate ladder stands for the following reasons. Hard to put up, hard to move and as such most folks leave them out year around. Being a dumb ol electrician and bowhunter I've never seen anything left outside year around have a long life span especially strapped to a tree. One also has to consider the metal is usually from the global economy side of the world.

I just can't see the benefit over using rapid rails and a hang on. Easier to hang, move, take down, can be used on a lot different trees and easy to height adjust by using less rails! I usually pick my rails up end of season sales for $34 bucks. Your mileage may vary

LC,
Can you provide a link to the thread where the Wensel's gave their recommendation for the Dick's ladder stand? I'd be interested in knowing the model they suggested and checking it out.
Thanks.

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I'm not LC, but here you go-

http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=147350#000003

He recommends Comfort Zone Deluxe 16' from Dick's Sporting Goods- on clearance for $79.

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Hawkeye
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I saw somewhere in a different thread that he recommends AGAINST the 15' Standard Comfort Zone version.

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Daryl Harding
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Look for simple Christmas garland at yard sales and thrift stores to wrap around the ladders and such. Wrap now for next fall. The deer will get used to it and it will lose its smell, if it has any.

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Kevin Hansen
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Thanks, Hawkeye!
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I've had deer actually scratch their necks on my stand. It has been up awhile but the loggers cut their normal path off and they came closer. Two years ago I had a fork rubbing a tree in front if my stand while a spike was rubbing his neck on my ladder. It was like he was waiting his turn. You can hide them easy enough.

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If you get 10-12' up, in the right place, you will be golden! Just make sure you get a ladder stand without handrails. All handrails do is mess up perfectly good shooting opportunities!

I shot a pig from the seated position in a 12' ladder stand last Friday!

Bisch

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