Of course, that depends on your height that you are shooting from and it also depends on the distance there is between you and your target. I have two stands that are 15 feet to the shooting rail and thus far, I'm doing well.My suggestion to anyone that has any question or doubt is to go to your local pro shop and find a 3D target or a stuffed deer.I know just were to hit them and thats why i hunt that high.My buddy he hunts from 25'-30' but i think thats alittle high.It can be harder, but with practice at watching the deer's eyes and body language, you can become good at it. Killed a nice buck and an anterless deer from a stand 15 feet at best.Let the circumstances determine what is best, not what somebody else always does. Best bet for accuracy is to buy a good sight with multiple pins like one of the Boss Hogg sights. In Missouri I hunt a lot of oak forests and thickets. (7 - 10 steps) Any higher and I would be blocked by tree limbs from all of the oaks.We rely too heavily upon today's many different camo patterns and some element of height to avoid being spotted by approaching deer.
My shoulder would be 16' to 18' height in my stand from southern west virginia and i am 13 years old and i hunt out of a 20' treestand.Then, pick a spot behind you that is about 20 yards behind you, then go up from that point 15 feet.Make an imaginary straight line from that point to where your finger (or arm) is pointing and you should see how an arrow will penetrate. It's always hard to understand visual instructions by reading them. so if you are twenty feet up and you are shooting thirty yards how high do you shoot to hit a vital my bow is set to 280fps and thirty yards i am on I have an older rangefinder by Lieca and I won't buy a new one please help me out Hold high on the loungs . I know a few people who have fallen out of stands and higher stands can be less safe. (50 and still counting).i agree with stanley i hunt high pick my shots the areas i hunt recieve a lot of pressure the deer are very wary seems like i can get away with a little more movement too i dont shoot a lot of distance 25 yds is the max reckon there is no right or wrong on this topic whatever works for a person My optimum tree stand height is the lowest I can get away with.15 ft for two reasons first to have your scent path to be high enough that deer do not detect you also deer tend to look mostly at eye level.i do feel that you can be too high and not get both lungs with what might apeer to to a good shot and a deer can go quit a ways and in a hurry with a shot like.that it always good practice to try hit so you get pass through I definitely agree that being too high reduces your vitals target on a whitetail, but I don't prescribe to any minimum stand height either.