What are you guys using if you cant screw something into the tree? I see some aftermarket stuff out there but wondering if anyone has rigged something up for cheaper. Thanks!
Bow holder from Thirdhand Archery works great.
I use all of these on my Summit Climber except the utility belt.Summit Viper SI climber....Third Hand bow holder, treads, stabilizer straps and utility belt with hooks for extra gear. Everything I have tried from Third Hand has been functional and well thought out.
you can climb with the thirdhand holder
I think he was referring to climbing with the bow holder attached to the stand, not so much with the bow in it.
The slower one climbs the quieter and safer it is. This video, although 20 years old, shows the proper use of the bow holder and how to climb with ones bow in the bow holder. At first, I didn't like the idea of climbing with a bow either. But for the past 20 years, I have climbed safely and quietly with my bow in my climber. We have had many hunter safety instructors agree that this is safer than rushing up a tree.I think he was referring to climbing with the bow holder attached to the stand, not so much with the bow in it.
Looks like I have to take a look at thirdhand, thanks guys!
Could you explain your thoughts on why is it more/less safe to climb with a bow in a bow holder or attached to a backpack on your back?
Sure. I think a few things need to be taken into account when one climbs trees:Could you explain your thoughts on why is it more/less safe to climb with a bow in a bow holder or attached to a backpack on your back?
I'm an amateur climbing arborist, so I climb with a chainsaw, hand saw, and numerous other things attached to me. I fail to see how a bow would make any real difference. I'm interested to hear your thoughts though.
When I climb with my climber, I normally attach the bow to my backpack and wear that on my back because I don't like the extra weight on one side of my climber. I give up the option to shoot a deer that comes in while I'm climbing, but that's a benefit I'm willing to give up. Normally I'm climbing up before shooting time and down after shooting time, so it's not an issue anyway. If I am climbing up for an afternoon hunt and I feel like I might get a shot on the way up, I will climb with it in the holder, but that doesn't happen much.