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Ladder Stands? #6949420
07/31/20 06:45 PM
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St. James, Missouri
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I'm needing to buy 2 more 1 man ladder stands, they need to be 18' tall or better. What brand and model do you all recommend? I'm not wanting to buy cheap junk stands that wobble. I just acquired 2 new bow hunting property's today, both are small acreage one's 30 acres & the other one is 20 acres. Most of the property's are fields but both have about 12'-15' of trees on the fence lines with good game trails.


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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949484
07/31/20 07:16 PM
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Rivers edge make really good ones with very comfortable seats as well


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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949493
07/31/20 07:17 PM
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I have a 2 man muddy that I like, don't recall the exact model or height though. I've sat in a lot of different types of treestand seats, and in my opinion the mesh seats are the most comfortable.

Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949531
07/31/20 07:33 PM
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I donít know how cold it gets there during winter, but here once it starts getting cold my ladder stands creak and crack like crazy.
Iím done buying ladder stands because of that.

I like using the steps that strap to the tree then hang a hang on treestand. The steps donít make a sound when you climb them and very solid too!


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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949539
07/31/20 07:37 PM
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After buying and using a Millenial hang-on stand several years ago, I wont buy anything else. I now have 3 Millenial hang-on stands and 3 Millenial ladder stands. Not cheap, but worth every penny. Only problem I have is that they are so dang comfy that my eyelids get heavy. First brand that I could do an all day sit without a sore back or bum. Im sure there are other good ones out there, good luck in your search . ..

Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949668
07/31/20 08:43 PM
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Rodney,Ohio
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Get a saddle and use sticks or rope to get up the tree.

Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: KansasAce] #6949706
07/31/20 08:58 PM
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I have about 30 ladderstands. Can't tell you what brand they are?
I'd rather sacrifice a bit of comfort and get a plain- Jane older one that is welded than the new fangled ones with tip up seats and movable parts.
Spent 250.00 on a big ladderstands last year and it's unhuntable when it cold ( LOUD)!!!


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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949713
07/31/20 09:00 PM
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South Ga - Almost Florida
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Old people and hang on stands, stick ladders, strap on steps, or screw In steps DONT GO TOGETHER. I'll be 56 in November. All my cuz's and hunting buddies my age have long since stopped using hang ons. Wussies have also put down their bows and took up crossbows. Im still using both but it aint easy anymore.

I have owned/used about every stand made. Had 4 Millenium 100s. Still have 3 with stick ladders and straps but they are strenuous to hang. I do use a HSS harness when hanging....that helps...frees up the hands and prevents an unexpected swan dive.

About 3 years ago I traded 1 Millenium for a Summit Viper SD climber. Have since bought 2 more Summit climbers, 1 being a Goliath. If you have trees that are limbless up to a good height these lightweight climbers are hard to beat. Easy and quiet to put on a tree. Quiet to climb with, especially on a hardwood tree. Backpack straps are most comfy made. I could tote it miles.

I have several ladder stands on my property but all are on plots or well used travel corridors. They dont get moved, just chain/binder released at deer seasons end.


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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Jurassic Park] #6949715
07/31/20 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jurassic Park
I donít know how cold it gets there during winter, but here once it starts getting cold my ladder stands creak and crack like crazy.
Iím done buying ladder stands because of that.

I like using the steps that strap to the tree then hang a hang on treestand. The steps donít make a sound when you climb them and very solid too!

^ I agree.


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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949718
07/31/20 09:03 PM
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I have 15 Ladder stands my 3 favorite are Field and Stream ...However I would not buy them anymore because they came from Dicks 12 years ago.

If I wanted to go To 18 or 2o like Ive done I use stick ladders and a loc on.


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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949722
07/31/20 09:03 PM
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I bought a new 18 footer last year. Comfy as heck but I can't remember what brand it is. Think I got it on sale at Bass Pro. I agree on the web seat, a lot better than a padded seat

Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949740
07/31/20 09:08 PM
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Ladder stands are abt the safest stands you can use
Hang on stands are very dangerous, especially for us older guys
I did use climbing stands for years, but now itís ladder stands or sit on the ground
Iv killed over 100 deer and the past few years say 10 years , I have been sitting on the ground without
Any blind.
Taken some decent bucks that way
My two cents

Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6949767
07/31/20 09:14 PM
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Rivers Edge Lockdown BowPro. I normally hunt from Lone Wolf hang ons, but these are really sweet, quiet. I have a couple places where the trees are squirrely, these have their own ladder. Check them out. Seat folds up nice and quiet when you want to stand and peek around the tree.

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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6950163
08/01/20 03:52 AM
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I really like my xstand ladder. Most secure stand I've owned. Best part is that it is secured to the tree before you take one step on it.

Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6950180
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The last 3 I bought are River Edge Syct 2 man stands They are actually more like a 1.5 size .But really roomy as far as the seat and foot platform .And for those that have problems with the noise . I use a can or two of the spray in type foam insulation to fill the hollow square tubing I t makes a big difference to deaden noise

Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: grisseldog] #6950182
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Originally Posted by grisseldog
Ladder stands are abt the safest stands you can use
Hang on stands are very dangerous, especially for us older guys
I did use climbing stands for years, but now itís ladder stands or sit on the ground
Iv killed over 100 deer and the past few years say 10 years , I have been sitting on the ground without
Any blind.
Taken some decent bucks that way
My two cents



Agree with ladder being safer, and also agree that if you are still and hide yourself well you can get some nice deer from the ground, even with a bow. I have noticed that heavily pressure deer will look up in the trees and its easier to hide on the ground.


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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6950204
08/01/20 06:54 AM
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Bought 4 Muddys, like them a lot.

Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #6950255
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Originally Posted by TurkeyWrangler
I really like my xstand ladder. Most secure stand I've owned. Best part is that it is secured to the tree before you take one step on it.

X-Stand for sure. Like Turkey said. You lock them to the tree at the top before you ever go up and put more ratchet straps on. I have Rivers edge also and they are quiet but x-stand is all I buy now. And they weigh less.

Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6950493
08/01/20 12:33 PM
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Finally Run to ground in TN
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I put mine up today but I think I'll shorten it a little .... what y'all think ??
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Re: Ladder Stands? [Re: Bigbuck] #6950527
08/01/20 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
I put mine up today but I think I'll shorten it a little .... what y'all think ??
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I want to watch you shorten it. smile

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