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Is 10 feet hight enough for whitetails? I bought an ameristep 15 foot ladder stand today rated for 300lbs and went to put it up. Well after a few attempts went to get my wife to help this is definetly a 2 man job. Well before we got it completed it it got dark. The top ratchet would not get tight,, seemed to get so far and stopped ratcheting. When I went up to try it, the stand seemed un sturdy. I am not sure if this was because the top strap is not tight or just not rock solid.

I have a goliath and love it, will go 15-20 feet but its rock solid.

If when I get the top tight it is still unsteady would it be a waste of time to only use 2 extensions and hunt on a sturdy stand?

I feel like 10 feet is better than on the ground, but you may think otherwise, Your opinions and ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Denny
 

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Ratchet is full

Your right, I am sure it is full, Saturday will try to fix it.

The reason I want a ladder stand is some mornings I only have an hour of hunting before work and a ladder stand is easy to hunt when you dont have much time. (if I get a deer mornings I have to work they would understand me taking care of my deer) Just cant come in an hour late every day just hunting. The climber takes more time to set up and take down. I know its not much but with the ladder I feel I can hunt to the last min and head to work if nothing happens.
 

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THANKS GUYS

Hopefully I wont need ladder stand muth and I will be 18ft up in my goliath.

I will try tightening up the ratchet and securing better to the tree, if that doesnt work I will find an area with good cover and set it at 10' and use it only when necesary. I do like the idea of setting up on the oposite side of the tree, last year had deer close when they came in on oposite side of the tree. I did learn a lesson, mole skin is nice to have where arrow may contact bow riser. :D
 

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Next time he will look 28 feet for you :D . I dont like getting that high in archery seems to make the shot angle pretty steep for me.
 
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