How High Up Should A Tree Stand Be?

How high up can deer see?

By studying the physical characteristics of deer eyes, scientists estimate deer have 20/100 vision.

This means that the level of detail whitetails see at 20 feet is what normal human vision can see back to 100 feet..

What is the maximum length of time you should leave a stand attached to a tree?

two weeksDo not leave a stand attached to a tree for more than two weeks. Never exceed the weight limit of your stand or FAS. Remember that the weight includes you plus your equipment. Do not climb with anything in your hands or on your back.

When should you attach yourself to a tree?

With an adult present, practice adjusting and using your FAS, including the suspension relief strap, at ground level before hunting from an elevated stand. To protect yourself if you fall, always wear your FAS full-body harness, attaching it to the tree at ground level and keeping it attached throughout your hunt.

Can you leave a tree stand up all year?

It’s not safe to leave stands out all year in the weather. They should be checked carefully annually. I’ve never had a problem setting stands even during the season. … Usually I only hunt my early season stands once or twice max, so I just scale the tree and set the stand when I go to hunt (then take down when I leave).

What is a climbing tree stand?

The climber treestand is a mobile bowhunter’s best friend. It’s packable, lightweight, and allows you to leave cumbersome climbing sticks and ladders at home. Bowhunters ascend to their perch by locking the seat of their climber treestand into the tree and lifting their legs to raise the platform as they climb.

Does human pee scare deer?

Peeing From Your Stand Will Scare Deer Off: Research has shown, however, that the smell of human urine does not noticeably affect deer, if it affects them at all.

How high should you put a tree stand?

All you have to worry about is making sure there are adequate shooting lanes where you anticipate the deer to be moving. In a bigger hard woods with trees that might not have many low hanging branches for cover, the higher you can place your tree stand the better. Often times 20 feet is the benchmark.

Is 15 feet high enough for a tree stand?

If you plan on them walking downhill to you they will catch your scent blowing up the hill. Also remember you need good cover, but you will also need shooting lanes. If the area has a low canopy, you may need to go only 10-12 feet. For the most part though (after all that babble) 15 feet should be high enough.

Is 12 feet high enough for a tree stand?

I personally wouldn’t go any less than 15 feet and ideally I like to go between 18 and 20 feet. That’s where I feel most comfortable. But that’s not to say 12 feet won’t work. If you put it on a hill side looking down, playing the hill will help.

Is 10 feet high enough for a tree stand?

Two of the biggest deer I ever shot my tree stand was only 10 feet high with great cover. … I have had good success between 16 – 20 feet. Usually around 18 feet. But like many have said, cover is the issue, and your ability to be still, and scent free.

Should be worn at all times while climbing a tree and when on a tree stand?

A fall-arrest system should be worn while climbing a tree or any tall structure. This will enable the person to have a thing to break or slow his fall if he loses his grasp from the trunk of the tree.

Should you pee in a deer scrape?

Although urinating in a scrape might sound a bit over the top to some hunters, trust me, it’s a cheap and effective way of outsmarting white-tailed bucks.

Do deer travel the same path every day?

They leave their home going to a place they know they can feed and then walk back home. As long as this continues to be a safe place for them, they will continue to walk along this same path every single day. Of course throughout the year, depending on what the deer are doing it may be more or less frequent.