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    Just curious how high everyone has their bait stands off the ground. The ladder stands I have seen are between 15 - 18 ft tall and the permanent stands have been closer to 20 - 25 ft. I have an older ladder stand that is probably only 10 ft high to the platform. I was just wondering if people thought that was too low or high enough.

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    mine is on the ground, i use a blind
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    Mine run about 12 feet on the average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloorGuy View Post
    Just curious how high everyone has their bait stands off the ground. The ladder stands I have seen are between 15 - 18 ft tall and the permanent stands have been closer to 20 - 25 ft. I have an older ladder stand that is probably only 10 ft high to the platform. I was just wondering if people thought that was too low or high enough.
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    Study the bears in the area your hunting. When you figure out what height they become afraid of heights, set your stand 5 feet higher..................lol
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    The Grizz in my area will get you in anything under 15' ft

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    I'm on top my 20' ladder and like to have a couple swing to trees also.As age sets in ground most often happens now.
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    FloorGuy,
    We usually sit at 12', but decided to move to 15' when the brownies moved in.
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    We use climber stands and go about 12 to 25 ft up .Another spot we just set up on a ridge and shot prone .

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    15-17 ft is the norm for the stand setups I use but your location will dictate if you need to go up or down in height.

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    I set my stand about 30 feet up.

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    I'm 60 years old. How hi will ya build it for me and still care about the maybe 10 or 15 years I have left.....................lol
    Oh ya, the lower ya build it the less you care............lmao
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    Ladder stand is 18 ft

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    I'm with Vince. I got tired of climbing trees a few years ago.
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    Usually set them about 15ft up, two on one solid tree side by side, works great. But next year i'm going to try a ground blind. Would make for better shot angles for bowhunting as well. What ground blind are you using Vince?

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    My stands are 12-15 I must say the ground blind sounds interesting.

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    12 ft for me but my vote does not count, since I have a major fear of hights and I can't believe I force myself to go that high.

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    Been wondering about hunting bait in a ground blind. What if you had to shoot a grizz in DLP how would that go down with the troopers?

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    My portable tree stands are normally placed 20-25' up for gun hunting and 20-22' up for archery depending on the tree and layout of the land and bait. I also own a 20' ladder stand and plan to buy a 24' ladder stand for another area.

    Remember... 12' or 14' may get you up in the air but a brown can, and may, jump and/or decide to take a swipe. The additional height IMO also helps with concealing your stand and addressing scent control.
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    my tree stands stood about 8-10 feet above ground, but now i would rather hunt from a ground blind with my bow 20 yards away.

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