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I was wondering how high everybody hunts....And what type of stand do u use? I only hunt 12 ft up...i use a ladder stand...Ive never had any problems with only being 12 ft up.....this years buck was just about under my stand.:D
 

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My stand

is permanant. Kinda like a lounge. lol Had to put rails around it this year cause I take a lot of naps. Its 18 ft. off the ground but right on the edge of a ridge so it feels like your up 40 ft. or so. Its built into 3 trees so theres not much sway when the wind blows. A really great view. LakeRaider:""
 

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I like the area between 20-25 ft. sometimes 30' but not to often.I mostly use a api climber when i'm in a tree.
 

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I use a Summit climber and hunt 20-22 ft. I prefer the view from there.
 

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I use a 20 FT. pull rope and prefer to get 20FT. up, but sometimes it isnt possible, so I will try to get atleast 15 ft.up. If I cannot get 15 ft. up I hunt off the ground and make a ground blind. Pike
 

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I am scared to death of heights, my feet are always planted firmly on the ground while deer hunting..I have shot some deer at close range while bowhunting from the ground.
 

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I use a climber and prefer to be 20-25 feet up. I consider this ideal as I get a good field of view and I am not in the direct line of site for deer.
 

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Till my nose bleeds and then add 5 feet :)
 

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Haha good one! I also use a 20 ft pull rope and get up between 15 and 20 feet. I hunt on a hill and the ground levels off about 20 ft in front of me and I don't have to stand up to shoot in front of me with my crossbow.
 

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I hunt 20-25 feet up in the tree. I use a summit climbing stand. You can't beat the view, and I make sure to practice shooting my bow from this height too. Helps a ton.

David
 

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I have to go with Q2XL and go up about 15-20 ft.;)
 

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Just to show you how long it's been since I deer hunted I always thought that it was illegal to make a deerstand permantant and that you couldn't afix it to a tree using nails, I guess because of the permanancy there. But, I looked it up, quickly I might ad but saw no mentions of wether a stand can be permanant or not. I am almost positive that in the mid to late 80's you couldn't have one that was permanent. I did read that the odnr said 12 -15 feet is the right hight for placing your stand.

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They can be permanant on private land , but not public.
 

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I used to be like Steve, If I wasn't at least 25 ft, then I felt "naked". I'd go as high as 30-35. But the last few years, I have learned to hunt on the "backside" of the tree keeping the tree between me and where the deer come from/ where I anticipate them to be. The only downfall is that I stand up 90% of the time. Since I have started using this type of set up, I'll rarely go over 25 ft, but still like to get up to at least 20, I feel this helps your scent "stay high" in your immediate hunting area.

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The deer are getting wiser and often look up. I always try for at least 25 feet, but perfer 30. After that the angle gets a little steep for me. I use a tree lounge and also the netting. Even then, I have had deer stare at me.

I remember years ago, that if you were 8 feet off the ground the deer would never see you. They are like the Borg! They adapt.:)
 

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The farther you go up the farther the deer is from you.Height is distance too.and I like them close.Highest I probably go is 20' but seldom.If I go this high I need at least a 20 yd shot from the tree.Because of steep angle.Now I like shots at 10 yds. and thats how far from trails I set stands.This gives me lower shot angle and the deer never seem to pick me out.As I like to say...10yds and in will make me grin.
 

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I hunt from the ground. Only choice I have since I dont have a climber. But last year I hunted Pa in a shooting house with a line of sight of 17 feet off the ground.
 
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