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How Deer Hunting Tree Stands, Tripod and Ladder stands are, Safe, Fun, and Make Great Gifts

Updated on September 5, 2011

Deer Hunting Tree Stands are, Safe, Fun, and Make Great Gifts


Over the past several hundred years, whitetail deer hunters have learned a few tricks. Early deer hunters’ primarily hunted deer for food; however, somewhere along the line, a hunter just had to shoot off his mouth, and brag about how his deer was so much bigger. Competitive by nature, that was all it took for the other deer hunters to turn deer hunting into a competitive sport. With bragging rights in the balance, we really cannot blame them. For this reason, hunters have developed several hunting methods with one goal in mind. Harvest the biggest bucks, earning the bragging rights to who’s, deer hunting tree stand set-up is the best.

Deer Hunting Tree Stands are, Safe, Fun, and Make Great Gifts

Tree stands for hunting are available in several styles and designs for today’s deer hunters. There are climbing stands a hunter can use to climb up into a tree situated in a smoking hot spot, while there are deer hunting stands that can stand all by themselves in the middle of a cornfield or sendaro, and tree stands that lean against a tree for support and camouflage. These hunting stands are made using lightweight aluminum, thin wall steel tubing and high end models use composite materials like carbon fibers and other polymers making them extremely light weight and super strong.


Climbing Tree Stands

Climbing tree stands, are a great option used by many deer hunters when a good tree is available. The thing that makes these deer stands a great option; Climbing stands provide deer hunters the ability to carry their hunting stand with them like a backpack, while scouting for a good spot to hunt deer. Then when they find that hot spot they have been looking for, simply climb into the tree they like and start hunting.

Tripod Deer Stands

Tripod deer stands, are great options for that perfect deer hunting spot that lacks a tree with a tall straight trunk, required for climbing tree stands, ladder stands and hang on tree stands. Tripod deer stands are easy to put up. However, do take a bit of time to put together and set-up. The great thing about a tripod stand is they will work anywhere a hunter needs a deer hunting stand. Tripod deer stands do not need a tree for support, but small trees and bushes work quite well to camouflage their set-up.

Ladder Tree Stands

Ladder tree stands, as the name implies, are like an extension ladder however, the ladders come in sections four or five feet tall that make their overall height of twelve to fifteen feet easier to transport. The sections of the ladder stand fasten together using slip joints held in place by metal pins on high-end models, and nuts, bolts and metal washers used on less expensive ladder stands.

There are ladder stands especially designed to allow two hunters to hunt out of at the same time. These hunting stands make it much safer and easy for granddad, or grandmother to share the hunting experience with their grandson or daughter, who is just starting to hunt whitetail deer.

Hang On Stands

Hang on stands, are a bit easier to get into quietly on opening morning than a climbing tree stand however, hang on tree stands are hard to move when hunting conditions change.

Hang on stands as the name suggests, are attached to, or hang on a tree by the use of either, a nylon strap and buckle, ratchet strap, chain or some sort of cable.

The great thing about a lock on stand, a hunter can take advantage of the natural camouflage the trees provide. These deer hunting tree stands are by far, the easiest hunting stands to use in trees overgrown with small limbs, large branches, and surrounded by thick cover.

Tree Stands Accessories

If you are, one of the lucky deer hunters blessed with owning your own deer hunting property, or simply has a killer hunting lease. You really should consider, wooded areas are great places to set-up a few ladder stands, and leave them through the entire hunting season.

Ladder stands are, safe, and reasonably comfortable places to spend your day hunting, and enjoying the outdoors. When you own or have a long-term lease on the area, you hunt, setting your hunting stands up before the hunting seasons open can make your hunt less stressful, and a lot more enjoyable.

Double ladder stands, will provide plenty of room for a single deer hunter or hunting partner, and all their hunting stuff. Fanny pack, water bottles, or even a sleeping bag to wrap up in when it is freezing cold.

Tree stands accessories you should consider when setting up your deer hunting stands. Safety harness, are a pain in the butt to fool with, but so is a trip to the hospital when you fall. So do yourself and the people that care about you a huge favor, buy the best safety harness you can find, and make darn sure you use it every time you get in a tree stand. I personally use and recommend, the Hunters Safety System Pro Series Harness with Linemen Belt.

River’s Edge makes a great universal tree stand canopy that works great with all types of ladder tree stands. This rectangular shaped umbrella will keep the sun out of your eyes, the rain and snow off the back of your neck, and is sturdy enough to hang camo netting from that will help to conceal the movement of young or inexperienced hunters.

Hunt smart, think safety, and enjoy the outdoors. Mike

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      Ralphcarnes 3 years ago

      I bought a 100 dollar tripod hunting stand that was a waste of money and a death trap. Can't position yourself in swivel seat as there isn't sufficient foot rests while turning around to get into seat. Bought a BIg Game model....worst thing I ever bought

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      Mike Teddleton 7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Katie, you are right as usual, tree stands are a great way to relax, enjoy the day and watch what is going on with all the animals in the woods.

      Reguardless of whether or not you Deer hunt, hunting tree stands are great for whitetail deer hunters, bear hunters, or simply bird watching.

      Anyone that spends a little or a lot of time in the outdoors, hunting or watching all gods creations will enjoy the gift of a tree stand.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      I think a deer stand is the perfect gift for deer hunters. I have seen the stands way up in trees before and thought WOW how cool, I just wanted to go up and check out the scenery. NO way you'll get bored waiting for the deer to come along with such a beautiful and relaxing view. Deer tree stands sure have come a long way and are safe, fun and a great gift idea. Thanks for the tips.

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      Mike Teddleton 7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Pamela99, I am sorry to hear about your husband, I understand all to well, how not being able to do something you love can effect a person.

      Thanks for your comment, wish your husband the best for me, and make it a great day...

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      My husband was a deer hunter until he had a stroke at 58. He grew up hunting and misses it. You wrote a very good hub.