Built solid and keeps your bow steady on your stand.Richard Mabry, 2016
Once in the field I attached the Bow Holder to my climber on the ground. You will want to do this on a squared off part on the stand. I tried it on a round bar and found that this was not a good idea. You just place it on the bar and tighten the nobs on the bottom of the holder one at a time until they are tight and secure. You will also want to make sure you do this before climbing to avoid leaning over or down once you are 20 feet up the tree.
I left my bow attached to a pull up rope on the ground and did not climb with the bow attached. Once up to your climbing height you will pull your bow up and place it in the holder. You will notice the holder are are coated with a matte rubber type of material. This allows for the holder to grip you bow and it also ensures that it is quiet. The first time you place your bow in the holder you may find that you may need to adjust the arms. This is so that you get the bow at the desired angle you prefer. The holder has slots to do this and that ensures that the hold is solid. No need to worry about anything loosening up and you bow changing angle or falling.
Once a deer approached I found no issues with removing my bow quietly from the holder. You may find than you prefer to mount it on the lower part of the climber or an upper part of the climber. It works well either way, again just a preference you can choose. I am sure this Bow Holder will work well on a climber, lock on or ladder stand.
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The Bow Holder mounted
The bow holder shown here mounted to the lower part of the climber stand.
The Bow holder shown here assembled and out of the box.
The bow holder shown here coms partly assembled and ready to use.
Close up of the Bow Holder
Here is a close up of the bow holder mounted on the tree stand holding a bow in the ready to grab position.