- Nov 9, 2005
I used to use climbers and ladders, and last year a buddy put a tripod in our back field. I was in it and had a relatively easy "chip shot" on a doe at about 130 yards. As I leaned in to get into shooting position, the chair/platform shifted forward just a little bit, with a noticeable "clink" sound of metal-on-metal...just enough for me to miss my shot and get scared enough to slowly climb down that ladder and never get back up in it again. I'm staying on the ground from now on, unless maybe I put in one of those permanent platforms made of good solid wood posts.