Re: How long does it take you to set up your stand?
lots of you are crying foul on the 5 minute climb. i see your point, and the way you describe it, you are probably right. two things that can speed my climb are:
1. i use a primos bow sling and wear my bow on my back when i climb. no pull ropes to mess with. once i reach my hunting height, i'm already holding my bow.
2. i hunt with my quiver on my bow. it never comes off. i also have a small gear bag already attached to my stand when i arrive at the tree. when i get to the top of my climb, i have nothing to hook up to the tree, un hook, or pull up. i just turn around and sit down, and put my bow in the holder that is permanently attached to my stand.