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Old 09-12-2017, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default Is 17-18' high enough?

I grew up hunting the hill country and have since moved to Oklahoma lease. The spot I hunt only allows me 17-18' with my lock on. If the wind is right is that high enough for deer sight? Thanks for the input.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:00 PM   #2
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Ive hunted alot in Illinois, and Iowa with rarely being above 15ft. Its all about keeping your movement to a min.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:43 PM   #3
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I think 15' is high enough---any higher and your shot angle is too steep IMO.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:48 PM   #4
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10' has seen many deer killed. Just saying............you don't have to be in the treetops to get it done.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:58 PM   #5
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I killed my biggest bow kill buck in South Texas out of a tripod that was only 6' to the seat.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:36 PM   #6
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That is plenty high

Most of my stands are between 10-15'
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:01 PM   #7
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I shot my first deer out of a stand that might have been 12' high. With that said, we have the most luck above 20'. We hunted for a long time in the 12'-18' range and killed some nice deer. We find that it is much, much harder to get smelled and we see a lot more deer when we're up higher and most of our seats are at 24'.

I don't need to hear about scent clothing, techniques, or any of that. We take scent free showers before each hunt (morning and evening) and change into our Scent Lok after exiting the pickup to go to the stand. Some setups have multiple blinds depending on wind. The bottom line for us is that hunting early season before the rut gives you a great shot at many of the bucks that are coming to the feeder routinely, but it's hot and you're gonna sweat.

Of course, all just my humble opinion!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:21 PM   #8
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That's plenty high. Most of mine are 12'15'

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:28 PM   #9
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You've been watching too many TV shows.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:31 PM   #10
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Plenty high. Just be still.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:17 PM   #11
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Should be enough for sight if you have backdrop/cover. I rarely get my feet above 20' here, and there are plenty of places I could hang a lock on at 60' if I wanted to.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:23 AM   #12
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Awesome, thanks for the response.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:34 AM   #13
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I am usually about 10 feet. I have been 8 feet several times. The key is to make sure they are not looking in your direction when they come in.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:12 AM   #14
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Hunt in the manner the country dictates. Get as high as you can comfortably IMO.

In south texas or the rolling plains, high isn't an option. It can be done at any elevation, but the higher you are the easier it is to get out of the animal's scent cone.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:32 AM   #15
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15 is plenty high
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:34 AM   #16
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I like 18' min.. yes 10' will work but 18 or more gives you a lot more room for error imo..
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:45 AM   #17
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Hunt in the manner the country dictates. Get as high as you can comfortably IMO.

In south texas or the rolling plains, high isn't an option. It can be done at any elevation, but the higher you are the easier it is to get out of the animal's scent cone.
This!!!!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:16 AM   #18
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If you aint in SETx, 18' is good enough
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:36 AM   #19
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Personally, I've been picked off by deer while 20' up, so yes they can see that high...especially if it's a permanent stand that they are aware of.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:08 AM   #20
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I hung a stand at 9 feet the other day. It was the only option. It does have plenty of cover around it though.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:53 PM   #21
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My favorite stand ever was 22'. But too high for my old self now.
As the earlier response, I don't care for the steep angle
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:19 PM   #22
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These guys are all better hunters than me. I'm 12' and as soon as the wind flutters my **** eyebrows them deer snap their heads right to me.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:51 PM   #23
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Eighteen feet should be plenty high. I hunt about 14 feet up. Not going to say they never look at me, but most don't.

On another note: hope your Dad came out okay from the weakened Irma. House alright?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:56 PM   #24
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Depends on the pressure, can hunt Kansas sitting on the ground doing jumping jacks, in southeastern Oklahoma/east Texas you better be touching some clouds!
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:22 AM   #25
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15 is plenty high
X2.... most of mine are 15ft. I only have one that is 18ft.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:47 AM   #26
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Crookhunter, just remember this year to put your release on before you walk to the stand. Then you will be able to shoot as soon as you get in the stand and those surprising 10 pointers wont get the chance to walk away like last year!
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:44 PM   #27
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Crookhunter, just remember this year to put your release on before you walk to the stand. Then you will be able to shoot as soon as you get in the stand and those surprising 10 pointers wont get the chance to walk away like last year!
Agreed brother, I relive that experience quite often.
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