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Gear Check: 2 Great Stands for Run-and-Gun Hunting

Mobility and adaptability are vital to deer-hunting success.

Gear Check: 2 Great Stands for Run-and-Gun Hunting

Summit Viper Pro SD (left) and the Lone Wolf Assault Hunt Ready System.

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Having the ability to change stand sites from one day to the next, or even during a single day, can be the difference between being in the game and merely being a spectator to the action. These two stands enable mobility and adaptability to whatever gets thrown at you.


With the Lone Wolf Assault Hunt Ready System, every piece necessary to create the ultimate rut stand setup is included. The system features Lone Wolf’s Assault II compact treestand, a four-pack of Lone Wolf Climbing Sticks and the convenient Alphatech Stick Quiver, which snaps onto the stand and holds the sticks so they can all be carried with the optional padded backpack straps. The combined weight of all components is just 20 pounds. ($469.99;


When it comes to climbing stands, Summit’s Viper has been the standard for years. Now Summit offers the Viper Pro SD, an improved version over past models. It features the company’s new QuickDraw Pro cable system that allows for even faster, easier and quieter attachment to a tree. Also included is Summit’s FasTrack system that enables the easy addition of hooks, a phone holder and/or a rifle holder to the frame, keeping gear readily accessible while on stand. The Viper Pro SD weighs just 22 pounds but can support a big ol’ country boy up to 300 pounds. It’ll climb trees from 8 to 20 inches in diameter. ($479.99;

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