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Which Ladder Stand?

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For the best blend of quality, silence and price; Rivers Edge are hard to beat. There are a lot of great stands out there, but I truly believe they are the best stand for the money.

Others to look at are Big Game, API, Lone Wolf and Summit. I own several stands from different manufacturers. The only one I'm not happy with is a cheapy menardos sells.

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Pass the ladder stand and get a portable with climbing sticks if you have any distance to get the stand to a tree you will see,most ladder stand I have seen are set up and then never moved because they were to heavy and bulky.

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Anyone use the Sportsmans Guide brand Guide Gear ladder stands? they have a couple models which appear similar to the other brands but considerably cheaper.

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I have seen are set up and then never moved because they were to heavy and bulky.

I have several rivers edge and big game.I don't use the fat boy doubles and any of the ones I use can either be tossed onto a 4wheeler or strapped to my pack frame....

Granted the couple climbers I have are nice but I don't like the vantage points and the older climbers Ive had were noisy...

I buy multiple stands at the end of each year so I am only leaving less than $50 in the woods. I don't have to chain them I guess because a some feel like sniper does.

The one thing I like about the ladders stands is that once I have them in place I can add a cushioned boat seat to them.On a couple I cut plywood to fit around the base of the tree and extend the platform.The blinds made from simple conduit 4 screws,a few feet of 3/16 nylon rope,cable ties and cheapo die cut camo.

the one thing I do like about a ladder is its there set up and no playing around when I get there.

Maybe I go over board with detailing out the stand but this is a picture of what my guests hunt out of.

Comfort waiting and success for bear is HIGH on my list.No getting busted by booboo in this stand

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Ive got the rivers bend ones both single and two man and if your not going to move it alot then go with the two man way more comfortable but it is a little harder to set up by your self and you could enclose it as well. I also own a summit climer the viper and its way more comfortable and its a hole lot easier to carry around the woods

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