18 Jul. 1987|
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Well, what'll happen is everytime the wind blows, 1 of those 3 trunks is pulling the other way from the other, potentially pulling the stand loose.
About the only situation I'd suggest for a homemade stand would be a massive oak, where you could build a stand in the saddle where 2-3 large trucks create like a 3 pronged V. If individual tree's are involved, stick with a good commercial hang on or ladder stand IMHO.
I would never build a portable wood stand for fear of getting killed but we have some permanent stands using lag bolts for the flooring, presure treated wood and we put them in cedar trees. We also find you have better cover in the cedars and they don't stand out like a sore thumb.
Wow, those are nice at first but wait until the wind starts moving those trees around and the nails or bolts start working loose. I would agree- with the price of some of the stands you can probably buy a decent one for less money than building them yourself anyway.
I hunt from store bought ladder stands as of now but in the future wouldnt mind building one in a tree like some shown. We have a number of bolted on tree stands that are between trees or in between clusters of limbs on big oak trees.
Back then, we had no commercial stand options and didn't know any better, so all stands were homemade.
I like the wood ladder stand, looks like 7 of mine also garnished with the Xmas trees but I would never advise using multiple trees like the one above. I know some people are saying they are not safe but if done properly they can be done very safely built and last for awhile. I have aonther one that is a bow stand similar to the one in the first post that has been up for 8 years now.