How to Build a Tree Stand
- Lie two 20 foot (6 meter) 2-by-4 beams side by side, with the 2-inch (5-cm) side facing up.
- Make the rungs.
- Place the rungs along the 20-foot (6.096 meter) 2-by-4’s at 18-inch (45.72-cm) intervals.
- Nail or screw the rungs to the 2-by-4’s, making sure they’re secure.
- 1 How high should a tree stand be for deer hunting?
- 2 Is it harder for deer to smell you in a tree stand?
- 3 Is 10 feet high enough for a tree stand?
- 4 What is the best height for a deer stand?
- 5 Is 15 feet high enough for a tree stand?
- 6 How high up can deer see?
- 7 Do Treestands help with scent?
- 8 How long does it take for deer to get used to a tree stand?
How high should a tree stand be for deer hunting?
Here are several top tactics for hanging tree stands at the right height: Place your stand as high as possible when you can. Unless you’re after a particular shot on a whitetail you’ve been monitoring, getting above a deer’s normal line of site ( higher than 15-20 feet ) will improve your chances of success.
Is it harder for deer to smell you in a tree stand?
More often than not, a deer will smell you before seeing or hearing you when you’re in the tree stand. One of the most tried and true hunting tips is to play the wind when you hunt. If you’re always downwind, they can’t smell you.
Is 10 feet high enough for a tree stand?
Most bowhunters hang treestands 17 to 20 feet up the tree. The less cover you find, the higher you should hang your treestand, within reason. Do not go higher than 25 feet. With abundant cover, you can usually hang your stand much lower and stay concealed.
What is the best height for a deer stand?
Often times 20 feet is the benchmark. This will get you up high enough to be out of direct line of sight for any deer in the area and is not so high that a hunter feels uncomfortable climbing to and getting into the stand safely.
Is 15 feet high enough for a tree stand?
If you plan on them walking downhill to you they will catch your scent blowing up the hill. Also remember you need good cover, but you will also need shooting lanes. If the area has a low canopy, you may need to go only 10-12 feet. For the most part though (after all that babble) 15 feet should be high enough.
How high up can deer see?
Eyesight. Using a typical eye exam, a deer would have 20/100 vision. This means at 20 feet, a deer can see as well as a human can at 100 feet.
Do Treestands help with scent?
Today tree stands aren’t as necessary for help in dissipating scent. While some hunters (and many advertisements) exaggerate the ability of today’s cover scents and scent-blockers, such products actually do minimize our foul stench. Most tree hunters don’t know the basic rules of hunting from the ground.
How long does it take for deer to get used to a tree stand?
I think it depends on a few factors, but on average I would say 2 weeks. I have a few over food plots that deer seemed to be used to in a week, but most of those deer were younger deer.