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Author Topic: How I put up Lock-on stands  (Read 984 times)

Offline NJ Bowhunter

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How I put up Lock-on stands
« on: August 31, 2008, 03:36:27 PM »
I am sure that others have had this thought but when I do a majority of my hunting out of my Climber and I find a certain area that I don't want to lug the climber in with me too or I want to put something up someone else may hunt out of I use my climber to get the job done.. 

I will bring my climber into the area with a lock-on as well. I will climb to where I want the lock-on to be and haul the lock-on up the tree at that point.  I have my climber to keep me steady and I can move around the tree to get to the back of the lock-on if needed.  I am always in my HSS restraint system so I am secure. I get the lock-on all tied in nice and secure and start back down the tree putting screw-ins on the way down.  I do cheat and use a drill to put a pilot hole in first and get them the correct distance apart from each other.  I have had long legged friends put the 20" apart up the tree and that to me is more dangerous than having them every 15" or so.  This is one area I am not cheap on.  Buy in bulk and use many.  When I am up top I get to put in a bow hanger, my climbing rope with prussic knot, my tow rope for hauling things up and my quiver holder.  People like me to come in and set up a stand as there is nothing left out.  I will also put a Pee bottle up there or attach my classic funnel and hose back to the ground as I see fit.  Think smart and use all available options to make yourself comfortable and secure.  We only go around once. As much as I love the Lord, I am in no rush to have a face to face with him any too soon.  NJ
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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 04:17:23 PM »
All great tips NJ. Sounds like you get it all covered. Sounds like an excellent set up.
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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 07:53:43 PM »
Sounds pretty much like I did except I had prebuilt a ladder using pressure treated 2x4's and painted it camo colors.  Onec secured against the tree, then secure my lockon and just about everything you with exception of the funnel bit.    In my most recent stand, have a limb that goes off to my right just above my shoulder so using so electric straps to attach large S hooks to hang things such as my backback which has my goodies such as water bottle, munchies and a sandwich or two.  I usually plan out to spend most of the day
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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 10:36:15 PM »
great tips NJ - thanks for the advice - i am about to have to hang a couple - just get tired of moving the climber around all the time
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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 10:49:16 PM »
There is something new out to help with hang ons . It's a pulley system that you can attach your screw ins on the way up then when you get above where the stand will go you attach what looks like a pulley that you attach to the stand and pull it up and hang it . 
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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 10:52:10 PM »
Great tip
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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 01:49:06 PM »
nice tip
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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008, 01:51:57 PM »
Thats the main reason I quit using loc ons because they would wear me out puting them up by myself.

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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2008, 01:54:59 PM »
wv, that is what i use 90% of the time. gorillia climbing sticks go great with lock-ons
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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 04:16:58 PM »
Never have used one. I have always been scared of the pegs breaking while climbing. I have a friend that uses them and he is not a big man but has had it happen to him twice.
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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008, 07:56:04 PM »
The way I put mine up is  wit h a rope and a pulley. Install my climbing sticks the install a pulley with a tie down strap at the right Height. Then pull   lock on and tie it  off  . This way leaves  both hands  free to  cinch the lock on  . Easy way for a single person. I also am tied off  with my HS vest all the time  while doing  so.

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Re: How I put up Lock-on stands
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2008, 07:18:43 AM »
They are just not a stand that I have ever felt comfortable in. although I have been in places where it would have been the best alternative for the hunt, but end up sitting on ground instead.

 

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