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Old 08-11-2011, 09:53 AM
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Anyone got any ideas/plans on a good deer stand. Looking to attach to the tree and have a ladder climb. We have one that finally bit the dust after 15 years and looking for some ideas on its replacement.
Old 08-11-2011, 10:29 AM
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go to rural king a week after season ends, all the stands are usually marked close to half off
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We went to Orchelin's after season last year and put 2 tree stands on layaway. They are both 17' tall and the ladder is wider that I have seen on some. I can't use the pegs you put in trees to climb up and a lot of ladder stands rungs are only wide enough for one foot. That's fine for a lot of people but not for me. One I'm only 5'2" and the rungs are pretty far apart. Two I have a really bad knee and can't use it to climb up at all. My hubby has no problem getting up any of them but he's 6'4" and he also climbs trees all day at work, lol.

I would really keep your eyes open on the sales though. Oh and the bolts, nuts, washer, etc...will need to be replaced on most of the in 5-7 years so to make it easier write down what they are and put it in your binder. We went ahead and got extras, labeled them and put them in food saver bags with oxygen absorbers. We looked into stainless steel parts but the are $$$.
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That's what I started building today, using just scrap wood that I found out in the woods, 4 inch trees, 6 inch cabin spikes, and 2 inch x 15 inch trees/limbs for the ladder to go up the tree. I am going to finish the platform tomorrow. it's roughly 6 x 8 feet usable area framed around 4 trees that were really close together.

Except for the spikes, I didn't spend anything. they are 89 cents each. Already had a lot of nails. I might add some camo netting, but its not really necessary.
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Heres a couple 1st one was built for 2k
http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/d...t-t214832.html
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Find tree, Climb tree, shoot deer, climb down tree. Any questions.
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I used to make my own out of plywood and rope but it didn't have a ladder. If I still have one around here I'll try and get a picture of it.
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Find tree, Climb tree, shoot deer, climb down tree. Any questions.
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This is what we do most of our hunting out of, it sits on top of an old fuel tower stand and is just plywood and a few 2x2's in the corners and 2x10's for the ends. deer and turkeys don't mind it. We also made a ladder stand out of a wooden extension ladder, a patio chair that a limb bent the legs, some wood, and some metal, ill post a picture of that when we dig it out here soon for deer season. for now enjoy these!
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Im working on one this weekend. I will get some pics!
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A couple of deer stands I used were just common ordinary items. One was a section of TV antenna that I cut two sides off and made a ladder and attached a seat on one end. Yes it was a little heavy. But heavy means thieves will have a tendency to leave it alone.

Number two was a treated 4x4 post I attached a seat on one end and then drilled alternating holes in the post and bolted old high line glass insulator bolts and fashioned steps.

Yes they were crude but in the over all analysis neither one of them cost me a dime and none of them were stolen.

I have a couple of these that I've been wanting to try and make a ladder tree stand out of but not sure how to do it with just one ladder. I'll probably kill myself.
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Just picked up 2 4.5'x12' camo burlap from wally world for 20 bucks. A couple of twist in tree steps from wally world hit around 5 bucks. Scrap lumber from almost any where will do. We have 4x4's from tree to tree that make a small rectangle. 2x4's will work as well. Cut ply wood on top to fit, screw everything down. Done
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Check out the plans on this guys site.....
http://hho4free.com/deer_stand/tree_stand.htm
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Just picked up 2 4.5'x12' camo burlap from wally world for 20 bucks. A couple of twist in tree steps from wally world hit around 5 bucks. Scrap lumber from almost any where will do. We have 4x4's from tree to tree that make a small rectangle. 2x4's will work as well. Cut ply wood on top to fit, screw everything down. Done
Every time we have tried to make one spanning two trees or had one attached to a tree and the ground it shakes apart in under two years. The ones we have made in the trees with a ladder that floats on it generally last over a decade.
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