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i'm in the market for a climbing tree stand. I was at Cabelas the other day and i was drawn to a lone wolf hand climber naturally as fate would have it, it was also the most expensive. It was made by an outfit called Lone Wolf. anyone have any experience with this climber?

What do you reccomend otherwise? thanks fellas and god bless
 

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I've never owned one but from what I've heard from people who do, they love them. Very light weight and good quality. I've though about getting the Lone Wolf sit and climb but don't have that kind of cash to spend on a tree stand.
 

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I hear ya I really don't either but for another 85 bucks seems worth it to be getting less bulk. I'm trying to go as light and as small as possible. I'm looking for a used right now...thanks for the feedback tho.

everyone keeps telling me to inveest in scent lock instead. lol
 

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I use a tree climber most of the times i go out. I have 2 climbers but my new one is called a timber tall. they have a bunch of different models. I have the brute light. It holds 300 lbs and weighs only 14.5 lbs. I love the stand. You can adjust the angle with a screw in knob on the side. its very quiet. I was doing a test between the timber tall and my old climber. I had my friend stand 50 yards from me and i set up the old stand and it was noisy. the timber tall i set it up and climbed the tree without him hearing me. To set up the stand all you have to do is unscrew the screw that holds the cable into the stand and put it on the tree. it works great for archery and rifle. Check it out http://www.timbertalloutdoors.com/index.htm
 

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I bought one about 7-8 yrs ago and am very pleased with it. Quiet, compact, light. I had a squeaky bayou before and I liked the fact I could lock the seat to the tree with the hollow rope and the stand wasn't going to go anywhere. The LW doesn't have this but it bites well in to the tree. Another stand I've seen and liked is the Summit Bushmaster. I don't know if they still make this model or not. The fishtail on the summit platforms really grip the tree.
 

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Still using an older loggy have replaced rubber that grips tree 3 times and don't think I'll be able to find that anymore picked up Summit openshot for wife, really like it might have to use it on days shes not out, have the Lonewolf climbing sticks and really like them would imagine their climbers are first class too.
 

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Take a look at the summit viper ss. I love mine.
 

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I went with a Summit, was going to go with a Lone Wolf.
Guy told me the strap gets chewed up.
 

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YankeeHunter said:
I went with a Summit, was going to go with a Lone Wolf.
Guy told me the strap gets chewed up.
I too was in the market for a Lone Wolf.
The weight of the model I liked was 20 Lbs. and cost $369.00.
If ya don't mind toting anothrer 2-3 lbs. there are several brands out there selling for over a $100.00 less.
 

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I went with a Summit, was going to go with a Lone Wolf.
Guy told me the strap gets chewed up.
I've climbed hundreds of trees with my LW and my belts look as good as new.I had a summit cobra and the shrink tubing was coming off after about a week of occassional use.
 

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i'm in the market for a climbing tree stand. I was at Cabelas the other day and i was drawn to a lone wolf hand climber naturally as fate would have it, it was also the most expensive. It was made by an outfit called Lone Wolf. anyone have any experience with this climber?

What do you reccomend otherwise? thanks fellas and god bless

You were drawn the right way!! I have a Lone Wolf Alpha hand climber model. Get a LW & you will not be looking to improve!!
 

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Timber Tall is a very good stand, but they weigh a bit over the advertised weigh. However they are lightest stand I have found on the market. My API is very comfortable, but it is heavy on the long hauls.
 

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I have two Summits- the Summit Viper, which I bought in 2002? It's not uncommon for me to spend 100 hours on-stand in a year. Most of that time is in the Viper- I cannot emphasize enough comfortable is is or how easy it is to use. It weighs in at @ 21 Lb. It's more comfortable than the couches or recliners in my house!

The second Summit is the Summit Open Shot, which weighs in at @ 15Lb. The weight difference (6LB) is alot when hiking far in (some places I go it's more than a mile in, uphill!). The Open Shot is less expensive than the Viper, it's got a smaller seat and a smaller platform, isn't as comfortable and is harder to climb with. But that's the price you pay for sheddding 6 Lb!

I have no doubt other stands are great- but I love my Summits!

BH
 

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Summit stands are very comfortable and easy to use.They aren't even all that heavy but they hang off your back when you carry them,which makes them feel heavier than they are.
 

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Regarding climbing tree stands, you're not reading the input of a rookie. I'll challenge almost anyone to the title of "Most Hours Spent in a Climbing Tree Stand" title. Last year I killed seven deer (4 bow, 3 gun) between NY and PA, all out of my LW. My style of deer hunting pretty much dictates the use of a climber. i.e., almost exclusively public land and a style where I may find a good spot and want to hunt it almost immediately. As some of you with good memories may recall, a company called Baker came out with the first climber (at least I'm pretty sure they were the first). I had a Baker Mighty Mite which I killed quite a few deer out of. I made a couple modifications to it to improve it's effectiveness. After the Baker, I had an API Grand Slam Bowhunter. It's a great stand except for two things...it's weight and it's "cumbersomness". I looked at several stands to replace the API; I bought my Lone Wolf a few years ago and will never look back. Although I had to make a couple minor modifications to improve it's effectiveness and safety, IMO it's the best on the market. When it comes to a good treestand, you almost have to evaluate them regardless of price. Once you decide upon the best for you, then you can look at price and see just how much you want to give up for the cheapness factor. If something happened to my LW e.g. stolen, whatever, I'd go right out and buy another.
 

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When I was in High school about 7-8 years ago, my dad brought me a ol' man tree stand. Well it was the Grand Ol' Man cause I was a bigger kid. But Still use it to this day.

I dont have any other to compare it to, other then my cousins 1928 all metal model that was noisey and bulky, But if I have to replace this stand, I'll be looking back into the OL' Man treestands to see if they are still in business.
 

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I had a summit open shot but returned it. More comfortable than the lone wolf, but not as quiet or easy packing even thought it was lighter.

You traditional guys should look into those tree saddles. They got good reviews on Cabelas and you can hide behind the tree for close shots. Dunno... seems more fitting for someone who's shooting a stick with feathers to hunt hanging from a tree rather than standing on a piece of welded aluminum.
 

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I have an older Loggy, an older Ole Man and I have a new Lone Wolf Alpha hang-on which is the only stand I use now.

Nothing wrong with the others but the hang-on goes up on most trees so I dont have to be selective as when using a climber. It makes a BIG difference.

The Loggy is still one of the safest climbing stands I've ever been in, the Ole Man is close but it is more comfortable than the Loggy. It is heavy tho...

Check out the new Ole man, I believe they have a new aluminum stand that I would look into if not so danged happy about my LW.
 
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