Choosing the Right Tree Stand

Choosing the Right Tree Stand

For hunters, the advantages provided by tree stands are numerous. Tree stands allow hunters to gain a greater view of the surrounding lands and game interloping through the land.

When selecting a tree stand to use for hunting, there are a number of considerations to take into place. One of the most important is safety. Tree stands are equipped with straps designed to keep hunters safe. Because hunting involves long stretches of inactivity, many hunters take naps. There’s no easier way to wound your body – and your pride – than by falling out of a tree stand.

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The following tree stands all have different characteristics but will definitely aid your hunt and are all worth exploring:

• Climbing Stand
This type of tree stand involves two parts: the bottom part is a platform to stand on and the top part is a seated area. These stands attach to trees in a multitude of different ways, and can be adjusted to the hunter’s preference accordingly.

• Ladder Stand
These stands are a simple as the name implies. There’s a ladder leading up to the tree stand. The ladder provides easy access up and down the stand.

• Hanging Stand
Resembling ladder stands, these types of stands have access through ladders being attached to trees or climbing sticks. Hanging stands allow hunters to have a great view and not have obstructions because the tree itself provides access.

• Box Stand
Looking like an elevated shed, these stands are a bit independent of trees and also keeps you from experiencing inclement weather thanks to the roof. The stands are built free-standing, and are unobtrusive, allowing game to pass by easily.

Outfitting a tree stand is important, make sure you have the right gear with you so that your time spent there is productive and enjoyable. The most important thing is to choose a tree stand that appeals to you and get hunting right away!


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