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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: 257wbymag] #1968176
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Originally Posted By: 257wbymag
You haven't done squat til you climb frozen cotton picker spindles nailed in the tree to get up to a nailed platform 35' up. Thing is spindles break clean off when frozen. Wonder were still alive.

Even just regular 2x4 nailed to the tree...better be sure you step more or less on the center, over the nails, or it'll tip and dump you!


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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968180
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Yep. Hunted out of those back in the 80'-90's then went to steel ones.

Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: March15] #1968182
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Hunted more stands like that than I can even count. Still have one on a food plot on my place like that that hasn't been used in 15 years or more. As far as those steps are apart, no way I could get in that one now

Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Geno] #1968189
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Originally Posted By: Geno
Many many hours in those things. I put a toyota corrolla seat in a stand similar to that once.


I put a Volkswagen beatle seat in one I built back in the nineties and you could sit in that stand all day. Very comfortable but I had to tie myself to the seat to keep from falling out when taking a nap.


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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968190
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Got a wooden ladder on one of our green fields. We do have rails around it and a folding chair to sit on though.

I started hunting in the 80's, back then that's pretty much what you hunted out of. That or a stand built up in a tree. Some were death traps for sure!

Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968198
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Spent many hours in those! Took folding lawn chair and put on them folded it up and down when I got there and left. Lord what some great memories.


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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: DEADorALIVE] #1968199
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Originally Posted By: DEADorALIVE
Originally Posted By: 257wbymag
You haven't done squat til you climb frozen cotton picker spindles nailed in the tree to get up to a nailed platform 35' up. Thing is spindles break clean off when frozen. Wonder were still alive.

Even just regular 2x4 nailed to the tree...better be sure you step more or less on the center, over the nails, or it'll tip and dump you!

I remember having that happen. You got to put several nails in the tree and some times that was difficult to do without the board splitting.

Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: NonTypical] #1968204
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In the 70's, I bought the very first baker climbing tree stand from Biggs Sporting Goods in Pensacola. Everyone laughed at me until they saw how easy it was to transport and set up, versus the wooden ladder. It was very dangerous and had no seat or climb er. I still have mine as a keep sake.

Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968212
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We use to put some angle on ours and make the seat back extend past the tree to nail another 2x4 piece to hold it to the tree. I figure ours were pretty safe, but NOT comfortable. Nothing wrong with an old wooden ladder stand. Love it!


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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968214
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Hunted alot out of those. We're deer blind back in the 70s?

Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968218
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I have one on the back of my place my best friend built around 1975. He killed a couple of deer out of it, but one afternoon he carried a couple of 6 packs with him and after a while he fell out and broke his collar bone and a few ribs.

Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: 257wbymag] #1968222
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Originally Posted By: 257wbymag
You haven't done squat til you climb frozen cotton picker spindles nailed in the tree to get up to a nailed platform 35' up. Thing is spindles break clean off when frozen. Wonder were still alive.
This right here!


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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968258
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I'm old enough to have hunted that stand, and rode a damn Baker down a tree a time er three. We used to just climb a tree and stand on a limb. It's a wonder any of us made it to 30. I think damn near all of us fell out of a tree at one time er another.


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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: BhamFred] #1968272
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We still have, use and build em.


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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: bo-kefus] #1968288
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Originally Posted By: bo-kefus
We're deer blind back in the 70s?


That's a valid question. I think I saw more deer while I was sitting in various 14 foot wooden stands than I ever have while sitting comfortably and higher up in my Summit Viper. It's crazy and illogical.

Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: ronfromramer] #1968293
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Originally Posted By: ronfromramer
As far as those steps are apart, no way I could get in that one now


I had a challenge with that ladder 20 years ago when I was a very young man. I could climb up and down dressed in heavy clothes, but it was a pain.

Then I'd try to fight squirming this way and that when my butt and back started hurting on that hard wooden seat.

Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: BhamFred] #1968304
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Originally Posted By: BhamFred
I think damn near all of us fell out of a tree at one time er another.


It's no wonder all us ALDEER guys have back, knee, and hip problems. And twice as much pain for those who played high school football.

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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968311
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Use them now. Still build them new Only better than those pics


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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968314
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Re: My Old Wooden Stand: Who's Old Enough to Have Used One of These? [Re: Vernon Tull] #1968332
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Killed my first 2 deer out of wooden 10' ladder stands...n had numerous deer walk by at less than 20 yards without spooking. That treebark camo must've been the trick!


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