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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Question about ladder tree stands

Hello, my gf and her son decided to take the hunting course this year. Are combined weight between gf and i is about 550 to 600lbs. My question is, does anyone know if they make bigger ladder stands than 500lbs thats i saw on the internet. I know not everyone is built like miss america or pee wee herman. Whats a big couple to do? And yes I know losing weight is an option.

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Re: Question about ladder tree stands

you could always build one....do you own the property that your going to be hunting on?
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Get two single person ladder stands and put them on same tree.
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I have used a ladder stand and a hang on with my daughter and this worked out well
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Re: Question about ladder tree stands

Thanks for the ideas. I wish I had my own land to build a stand. Maybe in my next life.

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Re: Question about ladder tree stands

I have seen some higher end ladder stands that come with double rails on the ladder portion. I would think they would be adequate. You could also by some angle iron or similar and reinforce it.
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Hello, my gf and her son decided to take the hunting course this year. Are combined weight between gf and i is about 550 to 600lbs. My question is, does anyone know if they make bigger ladder stands than 500lbs thats i saw on the internet. I know not everyone is built like miss america or pee wee herman. Whats a big couple to do? And yes I know losing weight is an option.
I tried loosing weight, it cant be done.
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Re: Question about ladder tree stands

Ground blinds work well also.
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Re: Question about ladder tree stands

I use the big game partner plus two-seat ladderstand with the double rail ladder and have definitely pushed the 500lb weight limit. To compensate for the weight and for extra safety I use more than the single ratchet strap supplied. I usually opt for at least one, if not two, more heavy-duty straps. The only problem I foresee with the two person stand would be the coziness factor. Two folks my size gets a little tight, not bad for a couple, but it does limit movement and sometimes shooting options. For the extra shoulder room I would have to agree with the two stand set-up but that would be a little cost prohibitive and double work in putting in two sets.

I also use a ground blind, which works wonderfully. Two bigger people with lawn chairs in a good ground blind can set up pretty quick and all day comfort for novice hunters makes for a good day. Some of the bigger ground blinds may also allow for a third party, especially if gun hunting.

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Big Game makes a super heavy duty stand.. I would think you could find it on their website.
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