Tree Stand Safety Tips

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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.


Retired2hunt's picture

  Great 6 tips for stand


Great 6 tips for stand safety!  These are obviously for permanent stands as well.  I've yet to fall out of a stand - to date... and don't plan on it in the future.  I follow these tips and more to ensure my safety.  Thanks for your tips.  Thumbs up



ManOfTheFall's picture

Tree stands can be dangerous.

Tree stands can be dangerous. I should be a little more safe. Great tips.

Alpine_Archer's picture

Great tips. Hunting from a

Great tips. Hunting from a tree stand can be dangerous. My first hunting season I fell flat on my back out of a 16' leaner. Luckily I had a pile of palmetos and my backpack on to catch my fall.

Thanks for the tip

Thanks for the tip