The ladder stand was the first stand I ever bought many years ago.. I shot a few deer out of it as a youngster and enjoyed it..However over the years I noticed that I was getting busted in those stands, and turned to hang on stands. I really enjoy the hang on stands now as I have over 6 of them. I stoped liking the ladder stands after that, because they where way to low.. 12', 15' at max.. Now they have ones that go all the way up to 20'! I used one of these 20's last year and really enjoyed them. I will be using them again, lets just put it that way.
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."