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...Where do you keep your pack when your on stand? Last year i tried to use one for the first time and it was a disaster....Made me stay away from packs but it seems like i have so much stuff that its a must to have one. I have a bow hanger but im afraid with the weight of the pack and bow it wouldn't work....
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I cut off a strong limb beside me or use a tree step or the last rung of my climbing sticks. Usually I have steps higher than my seat. Makes getting in and out easier and also gives you something to hang your gear on. I try and keep it tight to the tree so the pack looks like part of the tree.
 

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I use a longer hanger like the ez hanger to hang my bow on and one of the short ones that are a dollar at wal-mart to hang my pack on. It keeps the pack close to the tree and out of the way as you can screw it in alittle behind your stand.
 

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I use a longer hanger like the ez hanger to hang my bow on and one of the short ones that are a dollar at wal-mart to hang my pack on. It keeps the pack close to the tree and out of the way as you can screw it in alittle behind your stand.
X-2...if you are right handed hang it on the right side of your stand with the hook about seat height. Works for me. Good luck !!!
 

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I cut off a strong limb beside me or use a tree step or the last rung of my climbing sticks. Usually I have steps higher than my seat. Makes getting in and out easier and also gives you something to hang your gear on. I try and keep it tight to the tree so the pack looks like part of the tree.
This is what I do as well.
 

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Cut off limb or hook, sometimes jamb in a crotch. If I just have the fannypack, I snap it around trunk or limb. I keep them up as high as possible for scent control, and around back of tree so they are out of the way no matter which way I have to shoot.
 

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From Bass Pro you can get a web type strap with quick disconnect clip and has 4 or 5 hooks on it. You just put it around the tree, clip it together and slide the hooks around the tree where you want them. I keep a couple in my pack all time. I promise they will hold all you can get in a pack.
 

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I hook my fanny pack to the arm rail of my stand (climber and ladders) by using the small strap on the top part of the pack. This way, I can leave the pack open while it is hanging and reach everything I need with minimal movement.
 

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I used a screw in bow holder for many years, but have switched to the three-prong style I call a "turkey foot". They are much more sturdy than a normal screw in holder and also have extra "toes" for other gear if needed. I prefer a hip quiver over a bow quiver and have learned the proper height to set the turkey foot so my quiver hangs right where I want it for easy access to another arrow. Walmart sells the turkey foot type hangers in the fall at the best price I have seen, so I buy a few each year for a stockpile.
 

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I use one of those $1 screw in bow hangers; they work perfectly. The only issue I've ever had is sometimes I've forgotten them in the tree, which isn't terrible since they're only $1.

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I use a longer hanger like the ez hanger to hang my bow on and one of the short ones that are a dollar at wal-mart to hang my pack on. It keeps the pack close to the tree and out of the way as you can screw it in alittle behind your stand.
i do this also but i have about four short walmart bow hooks for camera bag, pack, calls, rattle, ect...
 

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I usually try to cut a limb of a little long and hang it there, otherwise I use the last step on the sticks. I like it lower so it's out of the way of any possible shots.
 
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