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Old 06-20-2018, 09:32 PM   #1
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I am about to start building a new deer stand and am going to put it 6ft in the air. Got me wondering, "how high in the air does everyone else have theirs?"
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:35 PM   #2
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1’ but in my area for a rifle stand lower the better. For
Bow hunting I use leaners or tripods
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:35 PM   #3
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8 foot down South.


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Old 06-20-2018, 09:37 PM   #4
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Around 5 ft off the ground
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:45 PM   #5
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Both of mine are 12’ to the bottom of the floor.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:52 PM   #6
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6ft.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:56 PM   #7
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My deer stand is about 16” of the ground now. When I was in my early twenties it was 18’ to the floor. I still see the same things.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:02 PM   #8
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4' to the floor. My spot doesn't need any higher. I have been 12' at other places I have hunted.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:08 PM   #9
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My old stand was 50’. Now it’s 8’.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:10 PM   #10
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On second thought, I do have a tripod that is 6’.

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Old 06-20-2018, 10:11 PM   #11
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My old stand was 50’. Now it’s 8’.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:12 PM   #12
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Default How high in the air is your deer stand?

I have a 5, 6 and 8 foot.


I would prefer 8 foot.

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Old 06-20-2018, 10:21 PM   #13
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I have a 5, 6 and 8 foot.


I would prefer 8 foot.

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Considered going 8ft, but where we hunt i gain nothing by the extra 2 feet really. And 6ft tall to bottom of stand is little cheaper
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:24 PM   #14
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Krivoman bow blinds are on the ground and all gun blinds are sitting on cinder blocks.
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:28 PM   #15
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Most of my box blinds are at 8 foot floor level
Also have 1 at 6 foot and 1 at 1.5 foot
I’ve taken deer from all 3 different height
The taller floor heights make it easier to get away with some movements in box blind
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:30 PM   #16
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It varies a ton, I have a large variety of stands anywhere from ground level to 25'. It depends on the terrain a lot for me to judge how tall I want the stand.

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Old 06-20-2018, 10:40 PM   #17
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Anything will work but
I like 10ft
I love 15ft
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:54 PM   #18
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12 foot
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:54 PM   #19
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my blind is around 7', wife sits just over 3'. These are the box blinds. I like a little elevation so my arrow exit is lower and hopefully blood hits the ground quicker that way. When I go public, either Texas or Arkansas, we hunt out of ladder stands anywhere from 15-20' up.
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:01 PM   #20
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Depends on how high I want to climb in my summit. Normally 25’ lock ons are at 22’


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Old 06-20-2018, 11:06 PM   #21
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Mine sits on the ground and is mobile with a stereo, heater and 4 doors for easy access.

Box stands are probably 15 feet at the floor.
My favorite(besides my truck) are little tripods, no taller than the surrounding brush.
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:25 PM   #22
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My bow box blind is sitting at 3 1/2 feet off the ground. Because that’s how high my tailgate is, so I built the base at that height, so we could slide it right on to the base. I generally hunt out of ten foot tripods and prefer the open air hunting.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:26 AM   #23
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8 foot to the base.

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Old 06-21-2018, 08:29 AM   #24
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Pop up platform is 10'
Ladder stand is 16'
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:42 AM   #25
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Boxes are 15' off the ground
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:19 AM   #26
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Both rifle and Bow blinds are 4' off the ground.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:30 AM   #27
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5', 8', and 10' depends on the surrounding terrain if I need to be higher or lower to the ground to see everything
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:30 AM   #28
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:31 AM   #29
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Mine is 8' to the floor.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:47 AM   #30
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20 ft. Got 2 15' ladder stands and put 5' extensions on each.

Bow box blind is 6'.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:17 AM   #31
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All our rifle stands are elevated but one and range from 12’ to 20’. All of our bow hunting is done from ground blinds.

Our neighbor has a 40’ tall blind built on top of 4 telephone poles...
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:39 AM   #32
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Boxes, 5'

Tripods, 12-14'
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:54 AM   #33
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:02 PM   #34
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Barely high enough. Probably 8'



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Old 06-21-2018, 12:26 PM   #35
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Bow blind is 2’ and gun blind is 4’. Only reason for elevation is because what I have to shoot over in my gun blind. Bow blind I like to be at least above I level.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:30 PM   #36
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Bow blind is on 5' platform, quad pods are 12/14', ladder stands are 14/15' and hang on's are 14/15'.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:33 PM   #37
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33 ft
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:50 PM   #38
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At a minimum for rifle hunting I would be a scaffold high, that's 5' or 6'. Too low and the deer will bust you all day. It really depends on your terrain. At our place, they moved all the blinds to the ground because they got tired of the wind blowing them over. So, I really don't like ground blinds...I know that I miss seeing deer every hunt. I did see a post here this year about anchoring a blind. It was a great idea...topple a tree(Seder), erect your tower on top of the stump, then tie off to the stump.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:05 PM   #39
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Mines on a hill so I guess that counts maybe 20-30ft higher then feeder
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:32 PM   #40
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:40 PM   #41
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4'
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:33 PM   #42
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Back in PA and OH we hung our stands 15-20' and climbed about the same height in climbers. When I first moved out here I found it odd at first how low guys put stands. But I learned it's a little different style of hunting and I don't think think it's strange anymore.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:03 PM   #43
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The tallest we ever put into a tree at my fathers farm in Iowa was 27 ft. Wind=NOT FUN!
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:06 PM   #44
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Doug, you might want to anchor that line closer down the rebar at the ground. Had a guy on my lease do that. The cows rubbed on it and loosened it up enough that it went kaboom during a big wind.

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Old 06-21-2018, 03:11 PM   #45
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My son hung a lock-on that was about 27 feet. I felt like I needed a parachute the first time I climbed into it.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:22 PM   #46
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4.5 inches, blinds set on a 2X4 frame with plywood!
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:07 PM   #47
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All of my stands are 4 to 5 foot off the ground.
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:12 PM   #48
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I think our couple of blinds are 8-12ft from floor to ground
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:14 PM   #49
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10' with rails and I still have Hell getting in it..so, daughter in law hunts it more than I do. I'm still in the process of deciding on a 4x6 to mount on a extra trailer with ramp so I can move it to the various senderos we have on our place.
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:17 PM   #50
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Depends on how high I climb. One of my favorite places in the national forest I can only climb about 12 feet. Any higher and I can't see anything. In the pine plantations I will climb 25 feet

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