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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Starlight, Wayne Co., 3C
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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