If you can hunt from the ground,and be successful, then why would'nt be able to hunt from a few feet up? I have a box blind that sits eight feet high(to the floor). Being that it was built for bow hunting, it's fairly open, deer regularly travel within feet of it. I think, in some situations 6 foot up would work fine. It all depends on your surroundings.
I am new to the tree stand thing, but this was my first thought. If you can successfully archery hunt from the ground is 25' up necessary?
No, obviously not, like I said, it depends on your surroundings! I've killed deer from the ground, from stands as low as eight feet, and as high as twenty five feet! With a bow, and with a firearm. Different heights, different situations! I think to say "you have to be so high to kill deer" is a very closed minded way of thinking! Not every tactic works for every hunter, in every situation, what works for me may not work for you. So I dont see how anyone can say that a given tactic, or a certain stand height "wont work". Again, that is very closed minded! I'm telling you what has worked for me, I'm not sayin, "you have to hunt this way", I'm saying "it works for me"!!!