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.