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mstevens
April 25th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Is anyone using a tree stand out there or mostly stalking?

wolfeman
April 25th, 2011, 10:53 PM
what kind of big game?

mstevens
April 25th, 2011, 10:59 PM
Elk or Deer. I have a ground Blind for the turkey season, however I have not used a stand before. Seems to me that it is a Southern and East coast thing, you know bigger trees there than our pines or aspens.

wolfeman
April 25th, 2011, 11:03 PM
i only stand hunting for deer in mn

mstevens
April 25th, 2011, 11:14 PM
Bigger trees and denser areas there for sure.. I believe most folks stalk a lot more out here in the Rockies.

wolfeman
April 26th, 2011, 08:40 AM
yea for sure

camelcluch
April 27th, 2011, 07:57 AM
I hut mulies from a tree stand. Works well for me and would hunt elk too if the place was right.

mstevens
April 29th, 2011, 07:26 PM
what part of the state??? Western slope I am assuming?

camelcluch
April 30th, 2011, 03:48 AM
Nope, I'm in Parker and hunted Kiowa and east of there. I also hunted mulies in Cali from a tree. Works good if you are in the right area. I found a spot I would hang a stand for elk but it's a 4 hour horse in and there just no room.

mstevens
April 30th, 2011, 11:31 AM
cool, riverbottoms, right? How lucky have you been with the draw over the years getting in the GMU that you want to hunt?

camelcluch
May 4th, 2011, 05:32 AM
I only have tried once and got it. I am not from CO and only have been out here for a few years. I haven't hunted much of the river bottoms but more of the hill sides here. I would suggest getting permission before applying though. Not much of public land out east.

mstevens
May 5th, 2011, 10:42 PM
so are you hunting private land then? Just curious.

camelcluch
May 7th, 2011, 05:42 PM
East is private west is all public.

GeneRagulsky
May 8th, 2011, 10:35 AM
Most difficult part of using a tree stand out here is finding a straight tree!!!!

mstevens
May 8th, 2011, 09:01 PM
NO surprise there, or even a big enough tree!

EAGLEbowHUNTER
May 9th, 2011, 09:31 PM
I have used a climber in CO for elk in the aspens hunting over a wallow.

mstevens
May 10th, 2011, 08:19 PM
So I have only hunted out of a blind before. I am looking at the best bet, is it a stand , climber or stalk. BTW... i am in the Springs as well :)! So Aspens over on the western slope?