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2016 SHOT Show: 15 Years has Quickly Passed for Hunter Safety System

Hunter Safety System has reached a milestone this year, celebrating 15 years in business. The company continues to remain true to the original dream of its founders John Wydner, Jerry Wydner and Jim Barta of making every treestand hunting experience as safe as possible. Since 2001, the company has grown from the three owners...

With age comes wisdom and the realization that hunting smarter means doing what you can and should ... not what you used to do.

So That Our BloodBrothers May Live to Hunt Another Day

In this wonderful month of October, every day of hunting gets better and better all the time. The early start of the season is always gleefully anticipated, and though surely many fine trophy does and bucks and bulls and cows do in deed get killed and celebrated, it is all too often rather warm...

Falling from tree stands is a major cause of hunting injuries. Follow safety advice, wear a harness and don't rush when you're using a stand. (PHOTO: Tom Rogers)

Don’t Ignore These Top Tips for Hunting from Treestands

With deer seasons opening throughout the country we’re seeing some great bucks and does hitting the ground, smiling faces smudged with zebra-stripe face paint and happy kids with their first deer. Definitely not trying to be a Debbie Downer here, but don’t mistake all this gleeful happy-happy fun for an excuse to ignore treestand...

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...