General Hunting Tips

Hunter Tip: Stay Safe in a Tree Stand

Tree stands are a great way to take your hunt to the next level, but they also come with new dangers. Watch the video below for a refresher on how to stay safe in your tree stand.

Tree Stand Hunting Safety

Here’s a recap:

  • Unload your rifle and use a haul line to get your equipment safely into the stand. Always keep the firearm pointed away from you.
  • Wear your fall-arrest system from the time you leave the ground until you are back on the ground. This can include:
    • A full-body harness
    • A lineman’s-style belt or climbing belt
    • A lifeline system
    • A tree strap
    • A tether
    • A suspension relief strap
  • Practice three-point climbing: Always keep three points of contact with the tree or your ladder.
  • If you do fall, use your suspension relief strap and keep your legs moving.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions every time you use your tree stand.