Treestands are one of the most popular and effective methods of deer hunting throughout the eastern half of our country. Being perched high in a tree offers concealment from a whitetail’s sharp eyesight, helps to keep a hunter’s scent from spooking game and gets a hunter above cover for a clear view and shot.
Unfortunately, treestand falls are a common cause of injury and death among hunters. A misplaced step, a broken tie-on strap or ladder step or a falling tree can all cause catastrophic results. Proper treestand safety techniques can all but eliminate accidents, and teaching young and new hunters to follow these safety tips will result in a lifetime of safe hunting.