With all the time we spend deer hunting, it’s a good idea to stay stay safe and avoid injury — so here are a few tree stand safety tips to think about to minimize the chance of injury while using your tree stands while chasing whitetails.
Tree-steps or tie-on ladders are great tools for gaining elevation, but some folks still use large nails as steps since they are less expensive. Climing stands are great for deer hunting because they are light and portable, but have obvious limitations if you don’t hunt areas with a fair number of tall, straight trees.
These following tips are really quite obvious, but please remember them because they could save you from injury or even save your life. And keep enjoying the outdoors! Continue reading “Tips for Tree Stand Safety”
In the South almost all bow hunters are hunting from the tree stands and many of the gun hunters are, too. Hunting from an elevated position gives the hunter several advantages, such as remaining above the white-tailed deer’s field of view, keeping the hunter’s scent above that of a mature white-tailed buck‘s nose, and also increasing our visibility of the woods.
Unfortunately, as the use of tree stands has increased, so have the number of hunters injuring themselves through both proper and improper use. Deer hunting has become one of the safest sports in America, but with some common sense precautions it can become even safer.
Tree stands can be used safely. I have used ladder-type stands, climbing stands, lock-on-stands, as well as built-in stands made of lumber. I will not use a stand if it seems unsafe to me and neither should you. One important reason is simply because hunters are usually alone in the woods and far from both help and any type of medical attention. Continue reading “Tree Stand Safety for Deer Hunters”