Tree Stand Advantages
- Better field of view
- Scent of hunter is higher
- Hunter is above animal's field of vision
- Hunter is not moving around in the woods, interfering with other hunters
- Shots entering high and exiting low leave a better blood trail and aid in
Examples of Some Tree Stands
Hang-on or fixed position stands, as shown above, are lightweight & portable
Permanent tree stands, especially wood ones, may break down over time or from exposure, eventually giving way.
Ladder stand leaned against a tree
Tips to Remember:
- Keep your tree stand in shadows so sunlight will not give you away.
- Whether using a rifle or bow, the vital area is at a different angle. Aim a little lower to hit the vital area
- Keep the prevailing wind in mind when selecting a location for your stand. You never want the wind blowing past you toward game.
- Make sure your stand is secured in a tree that will easily hold your weight
- If using climbing blocks, set the top step above your stand, so your last step is down on to your stand
- Climb up, strap in, then haul up your hunting gear
- Climb down in high wind or extreme weather
- Use caution when climbing in and out of your stand (if using climbing blocks, set the top step above your stand so your last step is down)