View Full Version : When do you start hanging
05-24-2004, 02:52 PM
Just curious on when everyone start to hang there treestands. I usually try to get them hung around 2 months before season. And what is everyones preference, Corn, Beans, Timber, Ditches, and so on.
05-24-2004, 03:46 PM
DL, I'll start hanging the non permanent stands anywhere from mid june to couple months before season starts as far as where it just depends. http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
05-24-2004, 04:10 PM
I started in february based on sightings during the previous season...Granted, some of the stands will be dead this fall due to changing food sources, terrain etc. I have had great success in years past by following this method. This past fall, I actually killed a nice buck based on info from the previous season and a stand I had hung in february.
I will usually continue to change stand locations such as fine tuning based on sign and sightings during the season as well.
05-24-2004, 04:22 PM
I'll have a handfull of stands up by the last week in September. To get them up, I usually try to get out on some of those first few cool mornings in Sept. I hang a few for early season patterns and a then few old standbys in funnels and terrain features. I end up hanging the rest of my stands based on what I observe during season.
05-24-2004, 05:04 PM
I will hang a few in early september, but most likely change them sometime in october based on what the deer are doing, and what has changed from the year before http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
05-24-2004, 05:14 PM
I've already started hanging a few based on the year past. I'll sit in these stands during a few cooler summer nights just to see the activity. I also have a few hung over fresh food plots that were planted this spring. Have a few more plots to get into shape and will have more hung when these plots are well on there way!
05-24-2004, 05:50 PM
A word of caution on doing summer hanging. Cutting or trimming oak at the wrong time of the year attracts a beetle that spreads oak wilt. This can result in the eventual death of the tree. If killing a 150 year old oak isn't bad enough it can get worse. Oak roots from adjacent trees can graft on to eachother. Oak wilt starting in one tree can spread to an entire grove.
I have a friend who bought a key piece of land. He was really excited about the upcoming season and put 11 stands in big oaks that summer. Every tree eventually died. That is a big price to pay for getting stands up early.
I suggest learning to identify the various tree species, at least the oaks. You could even trim much of the shooting lanes if you think you need to that bad, just don't touch oaks.
Many of those oaks were old when we were born and have the potential to be producing acorns long after we are gone. Let's not cause them a premature death.
Just an opinion from an old bowhunter who loves old bucks and old oak trees.
Old Buck http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
05-24-2004, 06:28 PM
The stands that we have on our ground we leave out from year to year. After season is over we always loosen the chains and the ladders. Then sometime when the bugs are not too bad and the temp isn't too hot we get them ready for season. Usually Sept.
05-25-2004, 08:57 AM
I'd say hang your stands next to fall/winter food sources, at least a couple months prior to the season. http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/sniper.gif
05-25-2004, 09:38 AM
i hang mine anytime from may on....but i have toi watch out sence the nbors like using baseball bats on my deer cams http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
05-25-2004, 09:54 AM
baseball bats... are you serious? That is too bad. Press charges against them for tresspassing. Bugs me that people have no respect for others property.
Thanks for the advice Old Buck! My favorite stand is on an oak ridge - with the hours I’ve put in there, I consider those trees to be old friends. http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
05-25-2004, 12:02 PM
yea baseball bats . they destriod them cuz i was using it to catch them ridng their atv and to catch their sheep in my pasturtes. i think they got pissed of cuz i kept calling the sherrif oh well http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif next time the sheep are in my pasture im going to have lamp chop roast and yall are invited. http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
05-25-2004, 12:16 PM
Don't let Rack and Headgear know about the sheep problem... http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evil.gif http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/doah.gif
05-25-2004, 08:37 PM
Good Lord Limb http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
05-25-2004, 10:11 PM
I feel the same way Kat. I'd sure hate to kill something three times older than I am just because I'm trying to put up an early stand. Especially when they are so benefitial to wildlife.
Great info OldBuck, I'm sure http://www.iowawhitetail.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gifalot of us like myself didn't know those facts, thanks for the info, it's something that can be used in the field as well as around the home, farm or ranch.
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