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    Highseats v tree stands

    After reading apost on here I went searching on you tube and found some strange and wonderful seats and stands and I got wondering why we over don't use tree stands. I was wonder how many of us use them and experiences.

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    I've always fancied one as I can't leave highseats on my permissions and would like something ultra portable, but they're so damn expensive, I've also always thought the shooting rail looks dubious.

    Stig

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    I use one of the Summit Viper climbing tree stands and find it a great piece of kit.

    Nice and light and straps onto your back so you take it in and out with you, don't have to worry about it getting stolen of vandalised.

    They take a little bit of getting used to, but after a little practice it's easy and I've climbed trees in total darkness without a problem. It's also amazing how quiet they can be when climbing if you take your time.
    Last edited by Jonher; 02-08-2012 at 13:08.
    Jonathan

    My Hunting Blog: click here


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    trouble with the climbers is you need nice straight limbless trees.

    I am half way through making one from a 3.4m folder aluminium ladder.
    just trying to work out how to fix the rail on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    trouble with the climbers is you need nice straight limbless trees.
    just trying to work out how to fix the rail on it
    True, but I went around my terrain and identified suitable trees overlooking certain areas when approaching from different directions due to the wind direction. Then I just sawed off any branches that were in the way, now I know I can go straight there and everything is ready.
    Jonathan

    My Hunting Blog: click here


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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    trouble with the climbers is you need nice straight limbless trees.

    I am half way through making one from a 3.4m folder aluminium ladder.
    just trying to work out how to fix the rail on it
    Check these out
    Tree Stands, Hunting, Hunters Elite System, Outdoor Life Products Stands with Nature
    i like the idea of these, from your post it might help with the fixing issue.

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    Jonher

    What about electric poles or would we infringe someone's property rights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steyer 6.5 View Post
    Jonher

    What about electric poles or would we infringe someone's property rights?

    Not a good idea, you certainly don't want to be anywhere near electric cables poles or pylons. Do like the look of the seat in the link. Nice idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steyer 6.5 View Post
    Jonher

    What about electric poles or would we infringe someone's property rights?
    Steyer, using live electric poles sounds a bit risky to me, i'm no electrical engineer but I don't like the idea of sitting in a metal seat with live cables above me

    They don't recommend electric "smooth" style poles anyway as they can cause the tree stand to slip, the teeth on the back of the stand need some bark to bite into.
    Jonathan

    My Hunting Blog: click here


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    I think I must have had a blonde moment. Doh. On the site videos most trees seemed fairly slim. What's your experience?

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