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Posted: July 22 2018 at 12:40pm | IP Logged Quote Buffalogun

Perfect timing, given Guy's post on safety in the stand.

This spring I had part of my timber clear cut. Its the part that my son and I hunt. This left us with only one covered stand to hunt from. The loggers didn't leave us many trees from which to put a ladder on.

Academy had these tripods on sale for a very good price. I decided to pick up a couple. They weigh apprx. 100# ea. and are easy for two people to move.

Made from powder coated steel, they are very sturdy. They don't shake, rattle, roll or wobble. The seat is a sturdy nylon webbing and appears to be quite tough. The seat rotates 360 and the shooting bar is padded for noise reduction. Seat height is 10'. Assembly time was apprx two hours each. They have a 300# weight ratng.

There is also an accessory kit that includes a camo rain cover. They can be anchored to the ground, too.
I think I'm gonna like using these.


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Posted: July 22 2018 at 2:01pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Looks good. If you hunt somewhere you can leave it up, it should work great.

I usually don't have a problem finding a tree that works, even in Kansas, it's wooded enough, at least this half is. I have always preferred the chain on types and use screw in tree steps, but the screw ins aren't allowed on Fort Riley now, can still use them where I hunt most.

Post some results after deer season.

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Posted: July 22 2018 at 6:46pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

I like it with an open field.
Looks good and should bring great results for you.

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Posted: August 01 2018 at 5:08am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

When I bow hunted back East. I did a lot of tree stand hunting. I carried a length of rope and a climbing harness in my day pack. If I found a likely tree on the edge of a corn field, I put on the harness, climbed the tree and secured myself to the tree, with the rope. a fairly comfortable arrangement, easy to transport, and very quiet.
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Posted: August 01 2018 at 5:55pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

You'll love it. My buddy had a few that we put up some
years back. We used surplus military parachute to wrap
around the frame and cut up an old closed cell sleeping
mat so we could put our packs and thermos without making a

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