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Treestand

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There are always a couple of off-brands that show up in stores in the next month that will charge around $40. Most are okay.

A better know "cheap" stand are the ones made by Rivers Edge. I know you can find them at Fleet Farm, Dick's, Sportsman's Warehouse. Sometimes you'll find them at the big stores like Gander and Cabelas. They are a pretty good stand. I used one for 2 years before I ran into problems.

Check the ads every week. It depends on what you're looking for, but there is always something on sale. I definitely would look in the Dick's ad and check out Fleet Farm.

Most will tell you, and I agree, that you get what you pay for in most sporting goods. Make sure you handle and try the item before you buy it.

Things I would want in a treestand are straps, not chains, no sharp edges from cheap expanded mesh, and make sure it moves quietly.

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Not sure how much you want to spend but I would look at a ladder stand as well as hangers. I've seen some pretty good sales on them in the 60 dollar range. About the same as a hanger and screw in steps or a climbing stick...

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COnsider what you will use it for. Ladder stands are convenient for setting and forgetting, but with only one month left. I hope you've got some private land to hang it on. If its public and you've got to walk more than 100yds you're gonna want a hang on stand with some cheap sticks or screw in steps.

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I have a Rivers Edge hang on stand. I paid about $60 for it about 5 years ago. Since then I've seen them for around $50 or even $40 when they are on sale. I use it for bear and deer hunting and don't have any complaints. It has the straps, no chains, doesn't creak or make noise when I stand on it, and the foam seat snaps on and off. It's not the fanciest, lightest thing in the woods...just a good, solid, inexpensive hang-on to get up off the ground.

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Ive got a Biggame treestands ladder stand I got it on sale for 60 bucks. I like it it sets up easy and only like 35 pounds.

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saw one hang on tree stand at Dick's for only 29.99 dont know name or how good it is but it was really lightweight and small i liked it might have to go back for it sometime this week

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I realy like my climber, it is quick to get far up a tree. Mine was only $50 after the season though. Good luck!

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craigs--list has lots of cheap stands, i just sold my climber for 35$, i kinda wish i would have asked for more money but oh well. Lots of cheaper stands out there. Beware though safety should be your #1 concern cheap doesnt always mean safe, i have seen my fair share of homemade stands out there and dont trust them

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