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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-03-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ladder Stands?

My brother and I used to be stand building fools.We were always building new stands of all types.But the years have caught up to us,we are now looking into store bought ladder type stands.Any tips on what to look for?Brands?Can they be set up so others can't use them?What height?Do most of you guys leave them up year round'private property'?Thank you!

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Re: Ladder Stands?

One of my favorites is the Big Game® skybow deluxe. It's solid, high and very comfortable.

Another nice one is the Ameristep® Skyscraper Ladder Stand.

I always wait for coupons and specials to buy these as they can be pricey, but if you shop right you can get these at some great prices.

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I find what's on sale, to be honest. I like the platforms to extend back to the tree if possible, instead of just enough for my feet.

I bought a ladder stand at Dick's that I then got an extra section for. The extra section had two GREAT features:

(1) Leveling feet (pinned so you could adjust each side's height....worked BEAUTIFULLY for uneven ground.

(2) There was a section of it that came out with four bolts (plastic knobs on the bolts to make it tool-less). This removed two rungs from the ladder and made it difficult for someone to climb it without that piece in place. I used that for a location I hunted near public land (not on it, near it) where I'd had stands damaged and a camera stolen. The spot was too good to pass up, though, so I used that feature. Carried the step section in and out (it's aluminum, so it's light) each time I hunted.
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Re: Ladder Stands?

Great responses guys,just what I was hoping for!

tdd,
What model stand did you get at Dicks?They are running a sale now!
Thanks again!

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Summit single shot magnum, best built stand I've seen yet.
Also too heavy for one guy to steal by themselves! has a 350lb rating.


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Things I look for in a ladder stand is a full length platform, flip up seat, is a 4 or 5 ft extention available.

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Thanks for the tips guys,I am trying to decide between the Big Game stands and Summit!I am going to see where they are made,if one is built in the USA,then it would have the edge!They both seem heavy duty!

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The Big Game Stands are made in China!
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If you want a stand made in USA,try Family Tradition!
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Re: Ladder Stands?

Gents, can anyone recommend a ladder stand with a large platform? My issue isn't with heights but its the fact that in most ladder stands when I stand up I have no room at all to really move my feet. I never feel safe and secure when standing on the small platforms found on most ladder stands.

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