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I just wanted to share this idea with you guys, iv been meaning to post for a while. I had made this stand last year with a 6ft wood ladder, its cut down to about 5ft with angled ends for "offroad use" lol. Then I just pained it with a sponge, my backpack sits on the back where you put a paint can, and I have velcro for the pad seat. It weighs less then 10# and you hardly feel it carried over tye shoulder. I only use it certain places but it greatly increases your veiw over grass in feilds. great for scan and shooting. I also have a dowl rod mono pod that goes into tye bottom step for a rifle. The coyote in the pic was the first of last years 3... he ate a load of steel BB from 15ft haha. I didnt comeup with this though I saw guys in AZ do this when I lived there. so no credit to my part. Iv also seen hooks and stuff installed to hang guns ect from, I had a peice of groundhog fur pinned to it with skunk oil for scent cont but its been outside so I tossed it. Hope you guys like this and maby try it. And if you dont like it well you still have a ladder. Good luck!
 

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Very nice! Defiantly got creative, sometimes i wish i had something like that.
 

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That's not a bad idea might have to get one of those...nice wingmaster by the way have a 16ga just like it
 

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Alot of good callers use em out west
 

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GHOSTHUNTER said:
One more thing to carry that doesn't really serve a purpose.
Does not serve a purpose? The OP explained that it is helpful for brushy fields to get above the grass... Guess you missed that part.
 

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I took his suggestion and set on up.don"t plan on carring it too far.I think getting up a few feet will be a benifit in brush.I plan on setting it up and coming back later to hunt it.Thanks for the pick.
 

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So you are going to carry a ladder into a field then stand on it a couple feet in the air and fire a 12 gauge 3" mag off it. All while holding a light and running a call.....only to have one of the feet of the latter sink into the ground tipping you over after the first shot having a loaded gun at night in your hands while falling to the ground....

Lets be realistic here...

This has bad idea written all over it IMHO.
 

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I have and will? But yea guys hope this helps sombody, it can be handy in the right spots. I like setting it up at the corner of a feild against a bck drop. Got me 1 coyote so far not bad considering I dont use it alot. But iv been waiting for good wind on a certain spot that is very promising.
 

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seems like a lot of work to me.....i'm with ghosthunter on this having trouble understanding the logic in this one as far as predator hunting goes
 

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bees_obrien said:
seems like a lot of work to me.....i'm with ghosthunter on this having trouble understanding the logic in this one as far as predator hunting goes
What is hard to understand? Do people fire shotguns and rifles from elevated positions for deer hunting? Im not sure I see the difference.
 

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i mean that predator hunting involves moving in and out of stands mostly at night with little movement and comotion as possible.........it's a good idea if it works for you but the same results could be made by scouting the terrain prior to entry for a calling stand........they gotta be there and your setup has to be right in order to succeed all gadgets really dont matter in the end it's all about doing your homework
 

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There are alot of successful predator callers that kill more coyotes a year off of a ladder like that in Arizona and other desert states then you will in a year or maybe even 10 years. I wouldn't knock it because it does work. Have your doubts but there are many advantages to having a higher perch to see incoming critters. I know a few people that stand while hunting daytime predators so they can see better.
 

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bigben said:
There are alot of successful predator callers that kill more coyotes a year off of a ladder like that in Arizona and other desert states then you will in a year or maybe even 10 years. I wouldn't knock it because it does work. Have your doubts but there are many advantages to having a higher perch to see incoming critters. I know a few people that stand while hunting daytime predators so they can see better.
There are a bunch of CRP type fields around my place that I would like to hunt but cant due to the high weeds, this would definitely make it easier to see over it. I think a 4' ladder would be perfect. Im assuming the guys out west use it for the same purpose, to see over sage brush and the like.
 

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this is a great idea, always wanted to get something that could get me above standing fields. i may have to invest in something like this, thanks!
 
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