dog stands

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  1. yogi

    yogi Senior Refuge Member

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    What do you guys recommend for dog stands and why when hunting in the timber. What about ramps when hunting out of boat?

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  2. boscoyo

    boscoyo Senior Refuge Member

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    I use the bottom half of an old climber
     
  3. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    I like the free-standing type like a Ruff Stand. Nice to be able to put the dog in the most convenient shaded spot rather than having to find a tree that works for the stand.

    Personally, I'm not a big fan of ramps/platforms for hunting from the boat. Other folks swear by them. Just personal preference.
     
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    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Never had luck with the one I have for the boat. Easier just to reach over and help Rover back in the boat.
     
  5. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    I use a Sportstand, but I am not sure if they are in business anymore. MOmarsh makes something similar.

    I almost never hunt from a boat anymore, but I hunted a few days last year with a friend that has Beavertail pods on the back of his boat. they were big enough for the dog to sit on, and low enough for him to swim/climb onto.
     
  6. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes a tree stand at "3-4" above water level. They will luv it. That is all I used for years!
     
  7. duck recruiter

    duck recruiter Senior Refuge Member

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    If I'm hunting woods, which I normally do, then a climber is what I use. But I also hunt some buck brush flats and willow breaks and that is when I get the "card table" out of the storage room. My boat blind has a dog stand that was fabricated to fit it but more times than not I just reach over and pull the dog in.
     
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    pickadrake Senior Refuge Member

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    Another vote for Sportstand. They are now sold through retailers. Google will point you in the right direction.
     
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    choc24/7 Elite Refuge Member

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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have an Avery Boomer 2 that I dislike. It's nice, but has a lot of wobble on a tree that isn't perfectly flat. One that grips above the stand is more stable than mine. If you are going to use the bottom of a climber, mind the size of the expanded metal, and use a mat if they are big. Your dog will lose a toe. Witnessed it, and it isn't pretty.
     

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