Almost all deer hunters strive to do to things when they’re afield: hunt ethically and hunt safely, whether from a treestand 20 feet up or on the ground stalking a buck or doe.
Safety is of the utmost importance, yet each year we learn of some hunters who are severely injured or die. Most of these involve some kind of elevated stand, be it a homemade or commercially manufactured ladder stand, a climber or a lock-on. With today’s better materials for stands and safety harnesses, along with an abundant variety to choose from, there’s no reason anyone should be unsafe when in an elevated stand.
Watch today’s episode of Grow ’em Big as host Steve Bartylla gives some of his best treestand safety tips. Let him help you be safer this hunting season and in the future.