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Mobile Set Up

Postby Brummit3 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:51 am

Hi all,

I am just curious what people use for mobile set ups. I have a hang on stand with climbing sticks because I was told it would be more advantageous to use a hang on vs a climber stand but I am noticing a lot of the trees I use would be suitable for climber tree stands. Am I just getting lucky with the limited spots I have hunted? Or will having a hang on be useful in the long term. I was just curious because I was debating on obtaining a climber. What mobile set ups do you guys use?


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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby daveynewman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:54 am

I run both. If i am familiar with the area and I know i can use my climber I will. But if I am new to the area I will always use my stand and sticks
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby Jhand » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:04 am

I use hawk helium sticks and a lone wolf stand. I started out with a climber but after one season switched over to a hang on. The one season I used the climber there were probably 4 or 5 times when I couldn't setup anywhere close to where I wanted to due to no climbable trees. Hang on and sticks are nice because you can get in any tree and can pick the best tree based on location rather then what you can get in
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby Jonny » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:11 am

I have a climber I have used for the last 8-9 years and this year went strictly with a lone wolf assault/ xop silver and xop sticks set up. 3 of my sets this year needed this set up, and all the others could have used a climber.

The one thing I will say, the hang on carries nicer through brush, and in the long run is the way to go. My swing for the fence spots that were back into some swamps, all needed the hang on and sticks. My conservative, stay up in the hardwoods like always hunts, the climber would've been the way to go.

I think having both is good. I am using my climber for gun season just because the spot allows it, and there isn't one certain perfect tree. And it is 10x more comfortable. Did a couple all day sits in my hang on, and its not fun.
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby Rich M » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:19 am

You can get a decent climber that weighs less than you stand & sticks if you have the expendable cash - use whichever one works best for where you hunt.

I have stand & sticks for mobile hunting, never had a good climber. Personally prefer ladder stands - have like 5.
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby kripp53 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:47 am

I think it is a matter of preference. I have had a climber for years but hardly ever used it. Last year I got an XOP hang on with Hawk climbing sticks and have used it every time I go out. I think I am quieter and faster with the hang on but that's probably because I practiced more with it. I also have no problem sitting all day in a hang on, I know some guys would prefer a climber for an all day sit but I don't mind it. I can take a nap anywhere :lol:
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby Brummit3 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:00 pm

Thank you all for your suggestions. I am thinking I am just getting lucky with the trees available to me!
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby vtbuck » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:58 am

I have a xop Vanish and 4 xop sticks. I used a climber in the past but the tree had to be straight. With this setup I can get in pretty much any tree without issue. They both have their place of course. I just like the fact I don’t have to find the perfect tree now
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby young7.3 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:45 am

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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby Bowhuntercoop » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:00 am

I use a lone wolf hand climber. I might by a set of sticks and try that route with a lock on but so far the hand climber has worked out well for me.
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby Jackson Marsh » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:40 am

I use a LW hang on almost exclusively, but did notice when hunting the hills this year that a climber could have been used in almost every tree I sat in. In the marsh I hunt, a climber is useless in 90% of the trees I hunt out of. Having both, depending on the situation, is good.
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby Ragingun » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:49 am

Jackson Marsh wrote:I use a LW hang on almost exclusively, but did notice when hunting the hills this year that a climber could have been used in almost every tree I sat in. In the marsh I hunt, a climber is useless in 90% of the trees I hunt out of. Having both, depending on the situation, is good.


This^^^ Typically my open hardwoods and hill country setting has trees better suited for a climber and my swamp sits are nearly all exclusively my LW hang-on.
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby bowscrub » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:06 pm

I use an old Loc On LEM that I got on CL for $5 and 4 hawk helium sticks. Whole set up weighs about 22 lbs. I am happy with the sticks, and I will hopefully be buying a Hawk xplor for next season. It currently takes me about 10 minutes to get settled into my tree (in one trip) from the time I arrive to my tree. Most of that time going into hanging my awkward stand. Personally, like a hang on over a climber bc I sweat less setting up a hang on, it is far more versatile, and It doesn't take me that much longer to set up.
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby tgreeno » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:02 pm

I use a Hawk Helium stand and leverage sticks. And have been for the past 3 years.
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Re: Mobile Set Up

Postby brkissl82 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:56 am

My hang on and sticks weigh nore than my climber but the hang on carrys easier. Lays flatter to my back and doesnt get snagged on brush

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