Stand up!

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by kybuckbuster, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. kybuckbuster

    kybuckbuster 6 pointer

    370
    4
    Jun 14, 2009
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Went by Academy Outdoors this morning and picked up a Summit Spotter XL 1.5 person ladder stand. I'm embarrassed to say it took dad and I about 3hrs to get it put together and harnessed in but...its up! Our first ladder stand. Excited to spend many hours in it this upcoming season. Dad turns 58 tomorrow, it was nice spending the time with him today regardless.
    image.jpg
     
  2. kybuckbuster

    kybuckbuster 6 pointer

    370
    4
    Jun 14, 2009
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Btw, we are pro-harness. Had to climb up to put the camo around the gun rest. Be safe.
     
  3. Tufrthnails

    Tufrthnails 10 pointer

    1,196
    168
    Oct 27, 2014
    Lakeland, FL
    It doesn't come with a ladder support?
     
  4. willy09

    willy09 Banned

    1,626
    0
    Oct 15, 2009
    I'd brush that thing in good, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. It'll be real bad when the leaves fall off
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
  5. allxs

    allxs 6 pointer

    394
    4
    Nov 16, 2005
    that tree is perfect for a climbing stand.
     
  6. RDL270

    RDL270 Cyber-Hunter

    1,489
    29
    Apr 14, 2003
    Fern Creek KY
    Some of the ladder stands are a pain to put together. I use them almost exclusively now. Have several placed for different wind direction. So much easier to get in and out of....double stands are great with kids or just to spread out in. We do try to tuck them in so you don't stick out so much. Cedars are great for this.
     
  7. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    Glad you had some quality time with your dad but those red marks around your ankles are called "chiggers". Who wears sandles in the Kentucky deer woods in August.
     
  8. idahomike

    idahomike Spike

    94
    11
    Aug 4, 2015
    kentucky
    dont forget your book,if you dont see anything to harvest,then youve had a nice day in the woods reading.Chiggers and seed ticks are little devils,I spray my tracking clothes with Permethrin.once i was hiking/scouting in the rough river lake area,it was raining and i was beat,so i laid down in a nice meadow and took a short nap.What a mistake,I suffered for weeks with chigger bites.
    if you hit a deer and cant find it give me a call
    me and lucy my deer tracking dog will be glad to come find it for you,free of charge
    mike lopez
    630-240-6394 IMG_20130812_245313_065.jpg QUOTE=useyourbow;2037582970]Glad you had some quality time with your dad but those red marks around your ankles are called "chiggers". Who wears sandles in the Kentucky deer woods in August.[/QUOTE]
     
  9. KYSUPERNOVA

    KYSUPERNOVA 6 pointer

    186
    13
    Aug 23, 2009
    Central KY
    Where's the brace that goes from the middle of the ladder to the tree? That thing is going to buckle in the middle while climbing the ladder!
     
  10. kybuckbuster

    kybuckbuster 6 pointer

    370
    4
    Jun 14, 2009
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Lol It didn't have one....swear!
     
  11. kybuckbuster

    kybuckbuster 6 pointer

    370
    4
    Jun 14, 2009
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Dad grew up on a farm in Springfield, KY. He's no newbie and I've never heard him complain of chiggers. Maybe he's invincible? Me, I was wearing boots and long pants practically drenched in Deet. Haha
     
  12. imthemedic

    imthemedic 6 pointer

    133
    0
    Oct 17, 2011
    Summit ladder stands do no use a tree brace. Their ladders are made extra strong to eliminate that piece.
     
  13. kybuckbuster

    kybuckbuster 6 pointer

    370
    4
    Jun 14, 2009
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Thanks for the info, Imthemedic. I was beginning to worry!
     
  14. Tufrthnails

    Tufrthnails 10 pointer

    1,196
    168
    Oct 27, 2014
    Lakeland, FL
    Cool I didn't know that either. I use a summit climber but my stands are all kinds of brands but no summits.
     
  15. willy09

    willy09 Banned

    1,626
    0
    Oct 15, 2009
    Was u a combat medic?
     

Share This Page