treestand safety

Hunters and voluteers at the Outdoor Friends Forever hunts have a ball cutting up but are serious in the woods. (Photo: OFF/Dan O'Sullivan)

Treestand Fall Gave New Perspective to Gear Junkie, Deer Hunter

After Jim Hardy realized falling from a treestand and being paralyzed didn’t mean the end of his life, he decided to make sure other folks enjoyed the same outdoors experiences he did as a hunter and angler. By Alan Clemons, Onlne Managing Editor Hardy was in college at Auburn University in Alabama when his treestand...

Whether you're hunting, hanging stands or moving them around, always remember to wear a safety harness, stay hooked up, and let someone know where you'll be. Safety first! (Photo: Summit Stands)

Treestand Tips: Time Things Right for Your Best Deer Hunts

Hopefully, you utilized a good portion of the springtime to do your scouting and to pinpoint the best places to take deer on your property.  But don’t prop up your feet and wait until hunting season just yet; your homework isn’t over. If you want an even better opportunity to take that monster buck,...

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Treestand Safety Boiled Down to One Simple Message

  Pretty much boils it down to just a few words with strong meaning, eh? Get a good safety harness and use it this season. Stay hooked up in a ladder stand, climber or lock-on. Tell someone where you’re going to be hunting. Remember, it’s uncool to be unsafe. +++++ A Must-Have Hunting Accessory...

Whether you're hanging stands in summer, using them during the season or practicing your bow shots from an elevated perch, always wear a safety harness.

Treestand Safety: You’re Crazy for Not Being Prepared

Back in spring while turkey hunting on my buddy’s property in south Alabama, I ran across this homemade ladder stand that had been taken down from the tree. Seeing these rusted metal parts, worn out come-along belt and rotting wood reminded me of a stand I stupidly — very stupidly —climbed about 10 or...

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How Not to Become a Treestand Hunting Statistic This Season

Talk with any bow hunter older than 40 or 50 and ask about safety harnesses, climbing trees in the “olden days” and whether they ever had an accident or close call that made their liver quiver. Chances are good you’ll get an affirmative. Hunters a smidge older than 50ish kind of shake their heads...

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Locavore Blog: Five Bowhunting and Tree Stand Safety Tips

I’ll be hunting from two, possibly three, tree stand locations on our property this October. Based on Bryce Towsley’s advice on scent control, I know I need to switch locations throughout the season so the scent has a chance to neutralize. In fact, he mentioned that the first day you hunt in a tree...

Vest-style harness systems are popular today because the straps are enclosed, the vest is easy to wear and they fit under shirts or jackets.

Do You Really Want to Die While Deer Hunting?

The stories about deer hunters falling from treestands and sustaining severe injuries or dying usually are the ones we hear about in the news media or at outdoors shows. During my newspaper writing career I wrote several of these stories. I hated it. I knew there was a family involved that might be reliving...

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Ninety Percent of All Deer Hunters Do This

If you’re a deer hunter and you use a climbing stand, lock-on stand or ladder stand, then you owe it to yourself to be as knowledgeable about the stand and as safe as possible when you’re using it. Elevated stands give us great opportunities to get above deer, scan the woods more effectively, take...

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Win Prizes in Tree Stand Photo Contest

You could win a Hunter Safety System package, Hunter Ed safety course and a CVA muzzleloader as part of an ongoing photo contest to promote treestand safety. The contest is sponsored by Hunter Safety Systems, Hunter Ed and CVA. There is no entry fee. Every year, there are reports of hunters falling from tree...