Tree Stand Safety Tips
1. Get familiar with your equipment
Read and follow all factory recommended procedures concerning your tree stand.
2. Always use your safety equipment
Use a safety harness when hunting from elevated tree stands.
3. Never carry equipment with you while climbing
Use a haul line to raise or lower your gear. Make sure guns and crossbows are unloaded before raising or lowering them from the ground.
4. Know the Rules
On public land in most states/provinces it is illegal to place nails or other hardware into trees, or to build permanent structures.
5. Check portable tree stands before hunting
Inspect portable stands for loose nuts and bolts before each use.
6. Plan ahead
Tell a dependable person where you’re hunting and when you plan to return.