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I am curious. I have 16 or so stands that I use for bowhunting, plus i have a ground blind and lone wolf climber. So any night i have plenty of places to hunt.

One woods has 6 stands, others have two or three and a couple are loners. Then most spots have a few "wolf trees" as we call them, that we use the climbers for, plus we are always making new ones.

What do you guys feel is adequate # of spots and stands for bowhunting. I have 5 spots plus multiple state lands i hunt.

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I currently have 1 ladder 3 platform 1 box stand (perm) out. But I have 2 platforms I need to get out and 2 ground blinds. Wish I had one more stand though. Oh ya I only hunt 30 acres but it's river bottom and covers 2 miles

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I typically have 6-8 stands out at one time.

If ones stands are located in different positions in regards to wind direction, then I believe that is adequate.

It also depends on how many times I hunt per week as I do not like to overhunt a stand.

I try to always be located in a good morning and evening spot.

6-8 have always worked out fine for me. I also like to have my stands hung loooong before I hunt them. 1 year is a good amount of time to have them up as the deer will get use to them and when they come walking by, they won't pay too much attention to it as it has been there and done no harm to them.

Deer are creatures of habit but if they believe there is something wrong, yes they will move around that stand. Bucks especially.

I read an article once that was an expirement with stands. They put up a stand without trimming branches and place a few video cameras there. The deer came by and avoided the trail and went around the stand. They know when we put one up.

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1 Climber, 3 Hang ons and 3 ladder stands. I spend most of my time in my climber because I hunt a lot of state land. I also love my ladder stands, they don't break the bank, easy to setup, and its really nice just to get to your hunting location and hop in your stand. I'm using my hang ons less and less, they can be a pain to setup and a lot of times I just don't feel safe in them.

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HunterLee ask your wife if you have enough stands, jk, 20 stand sights should be enough, for me I have 5 rifle stands, 1 perm. and 4 ladders for those sneaky in the deep swamp glimpse deer, what tends to happen to me is I over think where I should be and when it doesn't happen like fishing should've been in stand A or lake x.

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Have 31 permanents in MN, that I may hunt, at times. These are shared with friends & family, but I built or helped build all but just a few of them. That's on basically 4 properties. Some are mostly gun, some are mostly bow. Some of the permanents might only get used for a poster if we drive a certain woods gun hunting. A few are virtually abandoned, but as crops change could easily get used again.

There's 3 more permanents in WI, that I hunt, with a couple more planned in August. That will get us to permanents on 3 properties there. Mostly there we use climbers & ladders due to ease of moving.

I've got 10 portables, although 3 are buddy stands, so they don't move much. The other 7 are 2 climbers, 2 ladders, & 3 hangers. Add 2 more MN properties & at least 1 other WI properties where all we use is portables, it gets to be a lot of stands... I do have a few ground spots too. A great "bucket spot" in some weeds on top of an old dozing pile I figured out last year. One of those small spots I could just never quite find the perfect stand location. I'm kind of the guide for the rest of the family.

Sorry for the length, I'm nuts about deer stands.

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I have 4 hang on stands that I put up in my areas that have produced year after year and they usually stay put there are season long. I also have a climber but the only time I use it is when its not a far walk from the truck. Otherwise I use my tree saddle about 75% of the time for hunting state land or a spot where I dont have a stand up yet.

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I'd have to sit down and count, but I'd say right around 25-30. We have 6 different areas that we hunt and about 5 stands in each spot, all set up for different winds.

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I own a few different chunks of land that are not connected, right now I have 5 out but they are all on different 40's. I always have a climber in my truck just incase I want to move to a different area.

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I think some places have way too many but they are just being safe. I have about a half dozen over a few miles of river bottom hardest thing I find is a tree straight enough or strong enough to hold my heavy rear up!

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Some of you guys have a ton of stands! All told I only own 6 stands and I do a majority of my hunting out of my 2 lone wolves. I do have quite a few areas trimmed so it's easy for me to pickup and move.

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