I agree get a hangon with a set of rapid rails, easy to carry, easy to climb, very little noise!I would have said climber up until last year.
But if you get a good quality hang on, with a set of good sticks, you may be surprised.
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Who gave incorrect info???I'm not going to argue with you OMO.. BUT. I have hunted public land for 25 years with that being said a nice climber on your back hiking in for 40+mins to an hour, Nothing beats a good climber.. I know that a hang on has it's place but as stated several times. If left it will get stolen or used.. There is no way that you can get up a tree as quiet and as fast as I can in a climber. And ther is know way you can carry them in as quiet and comfy as a climber.. In 98% of the cases with-in a 20yd circle I can find a tree to climb..
Yes a face to face race can be arranged.. LOL
Stinks is right to each there own, But give the guy the correct info..
Ditto, this is exactly what I do on public land. Think about it, if you stumble across a stand what draws your eye to it? Usually the ladder or steps protruding from the tree and not the stand itself. Here it goes, I am just opening the door for saying this but so far I haven't had a stand stolen on public land.just an idea, I buy my hangons cheap from sportsman guide when they are on sale for like 25 bucks.
I hang the hangon in the tree I like and leave it there.
All I carry in is the climbing sticks, now if a theif wants to find my stand, go get a ladder, climb up the tree, cut the lock, and take it then go ahead, but other than that I am comfortable leaving a 25 dollar stand 20 feet off the ground with no ladder around.
I do this on private land, dont hunt public from a tree to much. Not sure if you can leave it in the tree or not.