There are many reasons that someone would need a two man ladder stand for their hunting location. First off, using a two man ladder stand is perfect to get little ones or new hunters out there with you. You don’t want to take a new hunter and throw them in to their own stand without showing them the ropes first. Second, there are many people out there that are pretty afraid of heights. If that sounds like you, then a two man ladder stand may be for you. They offer more room so you don’t feel like you are going to fall out every time you need to adjust your foot. Also, the big game two man ladder stand comes with a railing to give you more security in knowing that you wont fall out. My wife has been hunting for a few years, and generally doesn’t have any problem with heights. Treestands however, are a different story. She always feels like she is going to fall out of our hang on stands. Because of that, climbers are completely out of the question for her as well. The only treestand that she will hunt out of is our two man ladder stand. Another person that should give a two man ladder stand a good look is anyone that is on the bigger end. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean that you can’t get out and hunt out of a treestand, you aren’t stuck with ground blinds only. The two many ladder stand from Big Game Treestands is big and strong enough to hold anyone that is willing climb in there.
Just about the only disadvantage that I can think of with a two man ladder stand is that they are heavy! The easily take two people to put them up. However, when you are looking to buy a stand that can fit two grown human beings, you should already be expecting something that is pretty solid and heavy. Another slight disadvantage (which is also and advantage) to a two man ladder stand is it’s size. Because it’s able to fit two adults it is quite wide, so it’s best suited for field edge locations or other locations that allow easy access. Somewhere where your ATV or UTV can roll right up to. I say it’s only a slight disadvantage because if you really needed to, you could get this stand back in a location that most people would only take a climber. But if that’s what you’re going to do, know ahead of time that it’s going to be quite the mission.
In the end, I’d definitely recommend getting at least one two man ladder stand for every property that you hunt. Though I know that is not quite realistic, it should be a goal. If you are able to accomplish this, you will have as many opportunities as possible to get someone new involved in hunting and the outdoors. Or, you may have no choice but to purchase a bunch of these for each place you hunt because they are all you can fit in. Either way, any Big Game Treestand’s two man ladder stand will more than fulfill your needs. They are totally solid and comfortable, especially if you take the cushions out with you each time to protect them from the weather. You can find Big Game Treestands on Amazon.com or Gander Mountain.com with both places having very similar pricing. It’s never too late to add a stand to your collection! Happy Hunting!