Hunting Community Mourns Loss of Tree Stand Innovator
On Friday May, 5th Bob Hice, inventor of the Tree-Lounge Tree Stand, passed away due to complications with Parkinson's Disease. Many people considered Bob to be one of the innovators of tree stand hunting. Bob first came out with the Tree-Lounge tree stand in 1980. Bob started selling the Tree-Lounge out of the back of his pick up truck on the side of the road and at local fairs. Through hard work he grew Tree-Lounge into a multi-million dollar business. Bob and his wife Margaret became hunting icons in the early 90's with their hunting videos. Bob worked as the cameraman on these videos while Margaret did the hunting.
Over the last 15 years Tree-Lounge has given away over 2 million of these free hunting videos. Bob's main goal in business was to provide every hunter with the safest and most comfortable tree stand possible. Many successful hunters have used Bob's "Tree-Lounge Method of Hunting" to harvest big bucks over the years. Bob's theory was to hunt high out of a deer's scent and sight range, hunt all day and hunt safely. He felt that the Tree-Lounge was the only stand that offered all of these features.
Bob Hice in Tree-Lounge
Although Bob was a leader in the hunting industry, his real passion was fishing. He was a true outdoorsman and fisherman that could often be found with a pole in his hand or telling a fishing story about the many fishing trips he had been on through the years. He will be sadly missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing and/or having him as part of their life. To learn more about Bob Hice, Tree-Lounge and the history of tree stand hunting please click the highlighted links in this story.