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Location: Sneads, Florida
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How high??

I am using a climbing stand for the first time this year. Some guys in my lease say that I need to climb atleast 30 feet. Do you all agree with this or is this too high?

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How high??

I use a climber too and it depends on the set up and your shooting lanes but in my opinion higher is better. The higher you are the less likely deer are going to pick up any scent. Some guys say at least 30 ft, if you're not comfortable at that height, hunt at whatever level you feel comfortable because as long as you're off the ground you're going to have a lot more advantages than from the ground. In archery season, I killed a buck from 12 ft, because that was what the set up would allow. Wear a harness and you're good to go, my latest set up is an upwards of 35 feet and I love have that vantage for gun season.

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Location: Sneads, Florida
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Thanks Cracker. I do wear a harness. My job is a safety professional so I figure I should practice what I preach.

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Yeah that's important. Yes What climber did you go with? I have the Summit Viper SS or something like that and love it!!!!

Btw, are your bucks rutting yet down your way? They're showing plenty of sign up my way but the secondary hasn't kicked in since the primary in September.

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Location: Sneads, Florida
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Saw my first scrap last weekend. Not much sign to speak of here in N. Fl. I figure it will start getting pretty active in the next week or so.

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Good deal, we've been seeing sign for a month or so now. Thought that last frost and cold spell during "doe week" in N. Central Florida would kick it in to gear in my area but not yet. Everything has been real slow. Gonna have to resort to the one I got tied up in the woods here pretty soon. lol lol

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Location: Sneads, Florida
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I wish I had a few tied up. haha. Our doe week is not until the 14th. We have had two really good frost this week. I think Friday night is supposed to be in the teens. Should get this kicked up a notch.

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LOL - Good luck to ya. I hope you get a monster down there.

I saw a few spikes this week that I was gonna cull but I want to hold out for a nice 6 or 8pt so I gave them the free pass. They might not be as lucky this weekend though...

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Location: North Louisiana
Joined: 12/08/2006
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Re: How high??
ganny76 wrote:
I am using a climbing stand for the first time this year. Some guys in my lease say that I need to climb atleast 30 feet. Do you all agree with this or is this too high?

granny76

For rifle hunting all you need is a lean up stand of 10' height with an adequate rifle rest! Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Location: Alabama
Joined: 12/13/2006
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How high??

I usually stay between 15 and 30 feet depending on the tree and it's branches. Like others said 10 feet is fine too. I've killed deer sitting on the ground. It's all in the wind.

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Location: Wandering the World, Currently at Ft. Campbell, KY
Joined: 10/05/2006
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It just depends on how high you want to go. Use a height that you are comfortable with. I usually go 10 - 15 ft up. Thumbs up

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