Tips for large diameter trees

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Wbb, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Wbb

    Wbb Fawn

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    Hey was looking for some tips for non screw in steps for very large diameter trees. I’m using ratchet straps with muddy stagger steps but getting very difficult to get around tree as I get higher. Any tips would be appreciated. Btw I don’t have help. Just me
     
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 10 pointer

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    Sling the hook like hell with my left and try my best to catch it with my right. If that don't work try again, and again lol
     
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  3. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Are you using a strap to hold yourself on the way up?
     
  4. Dan99

    Dan99 6 pointer

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    This method seems solid for big trees.
     
  5. Wbb

    Wbb Fawn

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    Been struggling getting my harness strap around tree as well. Once I get to where I want stand I will use life line I am about 14 feet up and the throw around the tree is getting nerve racking.
     
  6. 300winmag

    300winmag 12 pointer

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    Seems obvious to me... use a smaller tree.
     
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  7. Wbb

    Wbb Fawn

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    Wow your helpful!
     
  8. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

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    He has a point, though.
     
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  9. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    I had the same problem...……..a GIANT oak was in the perfect spot. I tried and tried, but could never get the rope/strap around it. Ended up moving to another tree and I missed opportunities on occasion because I'm in the wrong tree. This year I'm using dual ropes, attaching on the ground and climbing. The ropes are each attached to opposite ends of my straps, so I can attach them. Still have to have the ratchet near one end. Painfully tedious, but it does work. Good luck !
     
  10. Wbb

    Wbb Fawn

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    I have very limited choices. I would love to use a smaller tree
     
  11. Wbb

    Wbb Fawn

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    Bowhinter269. That’s a great idea thank you for your help. What part of the state are you all in
     

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