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Every hunter faces the challenge of staying concealed at the same time gaining full visibility of the hunting terrain. To be able to achieve this, the hunter uses many devices to make sure that he or she is undetected by animals while watching their every move. This will be achieved by using a tree stand.

A tree stand is a device that is mounted on a tree so that the hunter is elevated and will be out of the animals’ sight and smell. Because the hunter is elevated, he will be able to see what the hunting terrain is like at the same time remain invisible to the game. Tree stands are usually used to hunt deer and it is still the best way to track them. The elevation of a tree stand can raise a hunter to 15 to 18 feet above the ground.

CHECK OUT OUR BEST TREESTAND REVIEWS

Lone Wolf Hand Climber and Tree Stand Review

By Hunting Quest | May 4, 2017

   Published: 4 May 2017     Last revised: 28 October 2017 This product is a versatile tree stand and climber. It is very portable and only weighs 17.5 pounds. The stand is easy to haul and traveling around the forest is fast and the experience is more mobile. The product […]

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Summit Viper SD Treestand Review

By Hunting Quest | July 26, 2017

The  is a top-quality tree stand equipped with the finest features and safety equipment. It is lightweight and easy to carry from location to location, thanks to the included backpack straps. With an aluminum frame, camouflage colors, adjustable seat height, ample space, and stable design, it is, perhaps, the best […]

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Summit Climbing Tree Stand Review

By Hunting Quest | May 4, 2017

   Published: 4 May 2017     Last revised: 28 October 2017 This product is a closed-front tree stand that is made of aluminum. The legs of the user are locked in with metal railings covered with foam. This reinforcement provides security and prevents the user from being knocked over from […]

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Guide Gear Hang-on Tree Stand 24″ x 29.5″ Review

By Hunting Quest | October 27, 2017

The  is one of the best tree stands to consider if you are a hunter who is on a limited budget. This tree stand comes equipped with many of the features that you find on the top-quality models including portability, a lightweight design, ratchet straps, and a safety harness. Considering the price you […]

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Sniper Deluxe Tree Stand Review

By Hunting Quest | May 4, 2017

   Published: 4 May 2017     Last revised: 28 October 2017 This is a product that is designed to provide a high vantage point with 18 feet of elevation. The product is made of steel and provides room for the user and a companion. The length of the seat is […]

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Lone Wolf Sit & Climb Combo II Review

By Hunting Quest | November 9, 2017

Published: 09 November 2017 Lone Wolf Sit & Climb Combo II The is a portable tree stand which is made from aluminum, and provides top-quality support and comfort, making it one of the best tree stands on the market. It is also a portable model and easy to both set […]

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Millennium Hang-on Tree Stands Review

By Hunting Quest | May 4, 2017

   Published: 4 May 2017     Last revised: 28 October 2017 The Millennium tree hang-on tree stand is a product that is designed to hang on a tree and aims to provide maximum comfort to users who spend long hours waiting for the game. The seat is slung tightly and […]

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Millennium Treestands G100 Blind Chair Review

By Hunting Quest | November 15, 2017

My name is Hunting Quest and today I would like to introduce to you the . I’ve got to say, Millennium have certainly been at it again. They have managed to produce a tree stand which seemingly incorporates everything that one could ever wish for when considering a hunt from […]

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Guide Gear 16′ Deluxe Ladder Tree Stand Review

By Hunting Quest | May 4, 2017

The Guide Gear 16′ Deluxe Ladder Tree Stand (previously known as the Guide Gear Jumbo Tree Stand) is designed for hunters of all sizes and body frames. This is a product that is large, has a wide foot platform and users can sit comfortably. The foot rest can be easily flipped […]

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Millennium Treestands M7 Microlite Tree Stand Review

By Hunting Quest | November 27, 2017

Lightweight, affordable, and durable, the  is one of the best tree stands for hunters, and a competitive option to consider if you are shopping for a way to position yourself in a tree on your next hunting excursion. If you want to know more about this tree stand before purchasing […]

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OUR TOP 5 TREE STANDS

Based on consumer rating and evaluation of experts, the best tree stands are enumerated below. They are rated based on their performance and durability as well as safety and the sense of the users’ security when using the product.

Guide Gear Jumbo Ladder Tree Stand

This is a product that is designed for large-sized hunters because it can carry as much as 300 pounds. The foot rest is wide and the chair is big to provide room for the user to stretch or have a stable stance when hunting. The seat is padded and will be comfortable to use for hours.

The platform is stable and the product comes with armrests that are also padded. The ladder sections have pins that mark and lock the joints of the product. When the seat is put up, there is more room for the hunter to aim and shoot. Visibility is wide and complete because the elevation is at 18 feet.

This is a durable and a comfortable product to use. The seat’s construction is high quality because it is made of steel. For heavy users, there will be no issues because the seat is wide and the user will be able to sit comfortably for the entire day.

The frame will not bend or break. The armrest is foldable and the footrest is wide and stable. When the seat is raised up, there is ample space under the seat to put food and water. The stand is noise-free.

However, the metal frame is heavy and two people are required to set up. Mounting the stand will be very challenging because the product is heavy. Many of the bolts and screws are incompatible and unlabelled. The manual is unhelpful with unclear instructions.

Pros

  • Made of durable steel
  • Ladder is 18 feet tall
  • Has 3 pinned ladder sections
  • Easy to collapse and fold
  • Seat has cushions and foot rest is padded
  • Has silencer embedded in the seat
  • Has a wide seat and foot rest
  • Has a 300-pound weight capacity
  • Has padded armrests
  • Comes with stabilizer straps, ratchet straps, and safety harness

Cons

  • Tricky to assemble
  • A little difficult to mount
  • Seat can sometimes make noise

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Did you know the elevation of a tree stand can raise a hunter to 15 to 18 feet above the ground? Not only will you be out of the animals’ sight and smell but you will be able to see what the hunting terrain is like at the same time as remaining invisible to the game. Tree stands are usually used to hunt deer and it is still the best way to track them. 

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TYPES OF TREESTANDS

To understand how tree stands work, the user must clearly understand the differences among its types. Tree stand varies in structure and in the way they are mounted. The hunter will be the one to choose which one works the best for them.

Climbing treestand

One of the most popular types of tree stands is the climbing tree stand. This is the type that is mounted on a tree and the hunter steps on the stand and on the platform. Each piece is used as a step upwards and is then removed and attached again. The platform is mounted on the tree trunk by a cable or a durable strap.

Ladder treestand

The ladder stand is a ladder attachment that is supported by the tree and the ground and holds up a platform. The stand is reached through the ladder. The hunter remains stationary and the platform is wide. There are even platforms which are big enough for two people.

Hanging stand

The hanging stand is also stationary like the ladder tree stand but the platform is accessed through a rope or notches that are put on the tree. The hanging stand is mounted on the tree trunk through chains or ropes.

WHAT IS A GROUND BLIND?

A ground blind is a device that is mounted on the ground to create a temporarily concealed space for the hunter. It is covered with camouflage and blends with the forest. The ground blind covers the hunter and he remains inside as the game approaches.

There are a few benefits to using a ground blind. In terms of visibility, the hunter will have a direct view of the animal. The hunter will be able to see if the animal is close and can make an accurate calculation of how to hit the target. The ground blind also helps the hunter get the attention of the target without being seen. The blind is more mobile and easier to transfer from one area to another. Above all, the use of the ground blind is easier and less risky.

However, the ground blind can also be disadvantageous because the view is limited from the blind and sight of the animal can be limited. Animals can also run away if the scent of the hunter drifts with the air that flows to the animals’ direction. A tree stand is more superior in those two aspects because the tree stand will ensure that the hunter is invisible and that he or she gets the entire visibility of the hunting grounds from up above.

The major disadvantage of using a ground blind is the regulations that restrict the use of it. The user must know well if the blind is legally acceptable in the area, which is unlike the stand because it can be used anywhere.

Saftey Using Tree Stands

 

Are Treestands Safe to Use?

You may know the use of tree stands is controversial. It is the leading cause of accidents during hunting season. You should go into this understanding Treestands should be used with precaution and great consciousness for safety. If you get relaxed or lazy with following the instructions or using the safety equipment, chances are you will injure yourself.

Safety First

The first thing to remember when using a tree stand is the user MUST (seriously, must!) use all the safety gear that comes with the stand. This includes the harness, safety ropes, and handles. Put the safety harness on before you climb the stand. The stand itself should have enough a rope to acts as a safety and should be connected to the tree.

Always check the quality of the harness and the safety rope. If they are showing signs of wearing then replace without hesitation. The safety rope should be connected to the harness. Ensure the stand is secure and firmly mounted on the tree. 

Make sure your hands are free from hunting gear when climbing up the ladder. Gear can be put in a backpack or through a line that is connected to the top of the tree.

Go Hunting with a Friend

It's always best to go hunting with a mate, especially when using a tree stand. Keep communication lines open, we suggest using a radio to confirm locations as well as a precaution for emergency situations.

Read the Instructions

Our last tip? Read the manufacturers’ instructions on how to use it (seems obvious but SO MANY people don't do this). Read them carefully and double check the product’s weight rating and the diameter of the tree trunk are right for you and the tree you'd like to be in.

Want to know more? Check out our full article - "Safety while Tree Stand Hunting"

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