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Old 12-26-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default tree stands $100 or less

me and the guys i hunt with wanna buy a few stands before next archery season and im curious what a good tree stand is under $100? are self hangers best for oregon or do climbers work pretty good also? ive never hung a hangon stand i hear a linemans belt works good for this and is it a pain to hang them?

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Old 12-27-2008, 04:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: tree stands $100 or less

I have a Gorilla King Kong, it's a good stand for the money. (hang on)

I know a guy that has a bunch of the Big Game Boss XL stands. (hang on) I plan on buying one or two of these in the next year.

I also have a Screaming Eagle hang on, but not sure if they're made anymore.

Seems like most the climbers are $200 - $300

I have a climbing belt and spurs that I use to hang my stands, then set the steps on the way down. I've done the climb up, hold on, and hang like a monkey routine on small trees before, but it isn't safe at all.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:04 AM   #3
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I agree 100% with the King King for the money. Rivers Edge makes a decent stand for under 100, too, and it has arm rests. If you want to sit all day or even for extended periods, alot of people can't sit in a strait-up, flat-seated stand, though. (you might be one of the lucky ones that can)
You might need a stand that leans back slightly so you don't have to support your upper body all day with your mid-body. For 125.00, you can get the strongbuilt lounger (also sold as Cabelas SS lounger), or for 200.00, you can get the ultimate: a Millenium. It uses chain and not nylon, it's quiet, ridiculously easy to hang, super lightweight, and you can buy just one stand and as many hangers as you want for multiple stand locations. Anyone can sit all day in it and you can shoot sitting or standing.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:18 AM   #4
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Default Re: tree stands $100 or less

I have a couple of ladder stands and a climber. The climber is much more comfortable but very hard to find a tree that's straight, fairly limbless and of the correct diameter near a trail crossing.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: tree stands $100 or less

the sportsmans guide has some for under a 100.00 They are climbing stands. I will be getting one this coming summer, The only bad thing is that they weigh 28lbs.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:48 AM   #6
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Default Re: tree stands $100 or less

which stand is better a climber or a hanging stand? i'm a novice when it comes to buying a stand. the area i hunt has alot of smaller diameter trees in it. What is considered a safe diameter tree to hang a stand??
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:53 AM   #7
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I would say 1' to 2' diameter. I like a climbing stand so I can get up higher and can see a bit better and it gets your scent off the ground. The hanging ones I dont know alot about.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:12 AM   #8
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Heck, I've advertised an API Baby Grand (never used) here at ifish a couple of times for $75 and got no takers.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:27 AM   #9
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IMO, a climber AND a handful of temporary self hangers is ideal.

This gives you the choice & freedom to use the climbing stand for those short hunts in new area's and such. There's ALWAYS some location you WISH you'd hung a semi-permanant stand.

And the climber makes setting the hangers & steps much easier.
IMO, you really should have a climber and 2-4 hangers to really feel like to you have the bases covered. You'll wish you had the climber. Spurs are great and all, but no substitute for a climber. I used to climb poles for a living right out of H.S. and I used to have a set of old tree spurs and I used them set my homemade pallet treestands......until I got the API Grand Slam Mag. No more spurs after getting the API!

But Whatever you do......PLEASE.....NO, I BEG you to make sure you invest in a quality safety harness.
The stats on treestand hunting related accidents are scary.
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