Best Climbing Sticks?? Mobile Deer Hunting with the MUDDY Pro Tree Stand Sticks

Best Climbing Sticks?? Mobile Deer Hunting with the MUDDY Pro Tree Stand Sticks

Tyler and K.C. from The Element Podcast talk about the sticks they’ve been using the last 2 years. They like the practical uses and quick set up that can be had, but the machining and durability of the sticks might come into play at times.

Hunting pubic land can be difficult. However, with good map scouting, strong access, quality gear, and some killer tactics, hunts can go your way! Bucks do deer stuff. We just have to make the right moves to get in between them and where they’re headed.





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  1. Treestand Twerkers on September 15, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Really guys…. you haven’t tightened up those locknuts? They work loose, like everything else. Crap review on the Muddy Pros. Wait til my review, I’ll show you a real problem.

  2. Patrick Smith on September 15, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the review, I’ll be looking at something else. Maybe muddy needs to step it up a notch or two.

  3. Nick o on September 15, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    ive been using the hawk helium 20” steps there very rock solid

  4. Bow Hunter on September 15, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    I’ve been using lone wolf sticks for years. Recently tried the muddy pro sticks. They weren’t for me. To noisey. To heavy. Plus if you have to re-adjust a step and drop it down a little, when you pull that rope out the cam makes a loud snap.

  5. Kenneth Holifield on September 15, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Home made😂

  6. Sweet Baby Bladefoot on September 15, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Been using these sticks for 3 years. I cant say i have experienced all the issues with these sticks that they pointed out in the beginning part of the video. My main gripe with the sticks was the looseness of some of the steps, and they would clink together, but i just tightened up the hex bolts a bit and that solved that issue. I really like how compact they are, i strap 2 to each side of my backpack and i use an aider to get 20 ft up. The safety instructions recommend a cow hitch, but i just use a half hitch and the sticks have always been rock solid for me.

    the only motivation for getting new sticks for me is weight… which they made a performance version or something that was lighter.

  7. Rooted Outdoors on September 15, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    We run the same muddys. Took of all the steps, hockey taped them up and they’re super quiet! Shoot us a message and we can show you what we did.

  8. Cary Peaden on September 15, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    I have the four pack like you do. I was able to tighten or loosen the bolts and nuts to tighten or loosen the brackets and steps so that they behave like I want them to. Try that on the ones you are having a problem with.

  9. Matt Strauser on September 15, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Appreciate the video! I use these sticks, and my steps and tree brackets came loose and noisy out of the box. Honestly, just get an allen wrench and tighten them up, and the noise issues are eliminated. I also sprayed and sponged mine with a camo pattern to break up the black lines on a tree.

  10. Willie George on September 15, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    My muddy sticks aren’t loose at all I don’t know what these guys are talking about great video I guess on pros and cons

  11. bowhuntingforlife on September 15, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I bought the 2019 hawk helium sticks last fall and made some amsteel daisy chains for them. Really like them but the new 20 inch helium’s coming out soon look even better. Nice review.

  12. Chance Stone on September 15, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Great review guys! Come on out to Wa this year we got plenty of straight trees. That is if the Virus doesnt stop the hunting season for good. Might have found some Rosie Elk!

  13. jake Lee on September 15, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Drill a hole through a bouncy ball. Hot glue the end of your rope in the ball. Now you can throw it around a tree with ease and the ball makes no noise.

  14. Timothy Smoke on September 15, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    You guys contradict yourselves in the video, first you say they are too loud but then say they are perfect for getting in close to bedding. So which is it. I’ve been using Muddy Pro’s for 6 years now, you did point out a couple flaws that they have but overall for the money they are hard to beat. Now if you want the Cadillac of sticks then of course you are going to buy LWCG, Beast Sticks, or Shikars.

  15. Sam Hogan on September 15, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    X2 for those Heliums. I just rope modded mine and my only complaint is a little bit of kick out at the bottom. Those Muddys are my go to under most circumstances though.

  16. Cody Brown on September 15, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Only took a year. LOL

  17. James Burke on September 15, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    The way it sounds to me you’d be better off by just using a climbing stand instead of these types of stands you are using on here then

  18. Ridge Raised Outdoors on September 15, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Have used muddy’s, lone wolf, and hawk heliums and muddy’s are my favorite. We’re going to do a review video on all them very soon!

  19. Commercialdiver Kliensorge on September 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Omg tighten the bolts if things are loose

  20. Capture Outdoor Media on September 16, 2021 at 12:05 am

    I’ve tried a few brands and they all have their flaws. I ended up making my own and switched to versa straps and am very happy!

  21. SeasonsChange 🍂 on September 16, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Muddys are my absolute favorite. I’ve never had the bracket slip and make noise when you step on it. I have however had the foot pegs clink together occasionally. You can just tighten those loose steps down with a wrench. For me, the rope cam system is unbeatable! Good work guys, I enjoy the vids! I just put up a vid on how to use those three sticks you have left to get above 20’ 😉 check it out!

  22. Don Bearden on September 16, 2021 at 12:17 am

    The only sticks that I use anymore is a good walking stick or some folks deft to them as a walking cane. I sure wish that I had a place that I could hunt from a blind or elevated blind with steps and hand rails!

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