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Deer Hunting: 
My first
                        hunt for deer!
2014 - 2015
My second
                        deer season
2015 - 2016
My third
                        deer season
2016 - 2017
                        fourth deer season
2017 - 2018

My first ladder tree stand
in Georgia
will be used during the 2017-2018 deer season!

I will now have my OWN stand in Sandersville!
This also gives me another alternate location to hunt on the site.

 Big GameMainstream Holdings, who owns Big Game Treestands,
also owns Muddy Outdoors, Eyecon trail cameras,
and the Xecute brand of scent control products.

                        for $168.88 at BassPro

I first had my eye on this
as early as March 6, 2016.
That is when I took this photo.
$169 is better than $279!

Bass Pro had this on a clearance stack for a few weeks! 

I purchased at Bass Pro 3/5/2017 for $169.88.

I waited exactly a YEAR for this clearance.

The "Partner Pro" is 18' high at the shooting rail,
which is only two feet taller than the 2-seater in Alabama.
The seat pads are not as thick and there is no foot rail on this model.

Hardwood of a species yet to be determined

This is the tree that Robert and I selected for my new stand.
The open field nearby has many wildlife which pass by constantly.

As of March 18, after erecting the tree stand...
Here is the view from the platform of the stand:
West (and downward)


View of a deer path far to the left, and down
View of the open field, sitting normally
View of field to the right

PROCESS of transporting and raising the LADDER STAND:
Robert and I had a cool, cloudy day, but it also RAINED some.

6:56 a.m. March 18, 2017
Getting an early start
at Robert's house
6:56 a.m. March 18, 2017
Robert pre-assembled the
platform for me as a favor
6:57 a.m. March 18, 2017
Rear-view of ladder stand
with securing ratchet straps
8:09 a.m. March 18, 2017
We make a pit-stop at the
Flying J plaza in Greensboro
9:25 a.m. March 18, 2017
Robert bought a bag of corn
for the hogs at Tractor Supply.

9:54 a.m. March 18, 2017
We finally make it to the property
and where the stand will go!
10:09 a.m. March 18, 2017
Just unloaded from the truck
10:09 a.m. March 18, 2017
I had to prune small branches
off the base of the tree first.
10:18 a.m. March 18, 2017
Robert jumps on top and prunes
branches mid-way.
10:21 a.m. March 18, 2017
Robert assessing progress

10:21 a.m. March 18, 2017 10:35 a.m. March 18, 2017
We get the both the support and extension pieces attached
10:46 a.m. March 18, 2017
Using a yard rake (!) to push up
stand as we raise it
11:37 a.m. March 18, 2017
Distant and perspective view:
we just rotated it into place
12:19 p.m. March 18, 2017
Robert is attaching the top
ratchet straps to secure it

View of the stand from the front
We will come back later to add stand stabilizer feet and a camouflage cover.


The camouflage cover was added on June 17.

This was right after rotating the stand
counter-clockwise about 10.
This rotation made deer paths to the
west more visible from seated position.

The platform was elevated 2 feet higher
September 9 to correct an improper platform tilt.
That same day, a Moultrie gravity-assisted
feeder was installed about 15 feet away.

The stabilizer feet were completed September 23.

I took the photo (left) that first day of autumn.

I am now READY to HUNT in the stand!

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Mark Gainey
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