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Old 11-12-2020, 08:51 AM
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Just wondering what everyone is using for treestands for archery hunting whitetails? My big game treestands have to be the loudest thing on the planet when I shift my weight or move my feet.

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:08 AM
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I have 5 of the cheap big game tree stands. Had the same issue. What u do now is spray the stand with under coating to help with noise from items hitting it (all tree stands should have this in.my opinion). I used to use hockey tape but that took forever to install. Then I use a cheap ratchet strap to tighten the stand to the tree. I leave the strap on for extra security and it also takes away the squeeks when shifting in the stand. Haven't had an issue yet. I like the cheaper stands so I can leave them set up on private property year round. Bought all 5 for 80$ shipped each on Amazon . Can't beat that price.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:45 PM
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Cold will cause many problems with metal stand.
Fewer moving parts the better.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:53 PM
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I bought a tree saddle this year and will never look back. Game changer.
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Old 11-12-2020, 11:29 PM
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Lone wolf. Easy to set up. Stable and whisper quiet.
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Old 11-13-2020, 12:29 AM
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I just bought a Millennium M100U stand this year. Quiet, light, real easy to setup and the most comfortable treestand I have ever sat in. Game changer for all day sits. You get what you pay for.
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Old 11-13-2020, 02:32 PM
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Hi there,

Just wondering what everyone is using for treestands for archery hunting whitetails? My big game treestands have to be the loudest thing on the planet when I shift my weight or move my feet.

Thanks in advance
tape every part with hockey tape. it works. make sure its super tight when attached to the tree.

I have a Big Game and a Lonewolf. I don't leave my Lonewolf out on crown land. lol. If someone steals my Big Game not a huge deal.
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:41 PM
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Hi there,

Just wondering what everyone is using for treestands for archery hunting whitetails? My big game treestands have to be the loudest thing on the planet when I shift my weight or move my feet.

Thanks in advance
I got three of these and added additional ratchet straps to cinch them up real good...no noise issues at all.
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:47 PM
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I might have a lemon because I have 2 straps tight on my stand and if I shift my weight at all you can hear the stand popping. I am not a heavy guy either. Time to buy a higher quality stand.
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Old 11-14-2020, 12:00 AM
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The Hawk hang onís are the quietest Iíve run. Solid no flex in the platform as well.
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Old 11-14-2020, 07:49 AM
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I might have a lemon because I have 2 straps tight on my stand and if I shift my weight at all you can hear the stand popping. I am not a heavy guy either. Time to buy a higher quality stand.
Dumb question but did you clear all the snow off your boots before stepping onto your stand. Hard snow on metal is super noisy
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Old 11-14-2020, 09:38 AM
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I might have a lemon because I have 2 straps tight on my stand and if I shift my weight at all you can hear the stand popping. I am not a heavy guy either. Time to buy a higher quality stand.
I put one by the seat area and each rung gets one for a total of four plus what was provided...the bottom of the stand is pushed into the earth too....when I shift around the only thing that moves a bit is the tree....I can stand up and turn around to look behind with no noise at all....gotta cinch them up snug....
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Old 11-14-2020, 09:55 PM
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Some brands of stands are just loud. Last few Iíve bought have been Muddy and Hawk, quite and sturdy.
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:21 AM
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I have a low quality ladder stand that was loud as hell too. I used plastic washers on all the bolt connections, I put a piece of marine/boat floor vinyl on the platform and connected with zap straps, I used a pool noodle to go on all the arm rests and safety bar then wrapped them in camo fabric. I picked up a foam hunting pad with back rest at princess auto. If itís strapped properly to the tree, it hardly makes any noise anymore, with me standing and turning around. I weigh 210lbs. Picked it up for $100 at a garage sale. Put a few bucks into it (literally a few) and itís handling the cold weather well.

I believe that not all problems need to be solved with spending lots of money... just being resourceful. We are outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen after all.
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Old 11-19-2020, 08:19 PM
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I've always been a ground hunter. This season someone set up a Big Game stand near where I hunt. Then haven't been back. So I tried it and am so glad I didn't buy one. Seat is too narrow to quietly turn. With the bar down I can't move my crossbow very well. So sticking to the blind and my tree impressions.

As for noise, make sure you tighten the bolts really good. The stand I tried had loose blots and the metal moved at the joints. Every time I scratched my nuts, it sounded like am old Ford door.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:13 PM
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I had a buddy weld a support on the middle of the base on my stand. Quieted it down. Doesn't spook critters now.
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I bought a tree saddle this year and will never look back. Game changer.
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:11 PM
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Following, always been a ground hunter, looking at getting in the air as well. Donít mind spending a decent dollar if itís good quality and lasts.


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Old 11-20-2020, 10:27 PM
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I've really enjoyed using Lone Wolf stands. Pricey, though. Also, not always easy to find around these parts.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:32 AM
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I got two big game stands that are 10 and 11 years old...still strapped to the same trees....cheap one last two and like I said earlier one ratchet strap per section really tight minimizes any movement/noise....plus another thing I did was the two bottom legs are stuck into the earth...loose a foot of height maybe but man are they secure and noiseless.
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