Ladder stands provide a platform 10 to 20 feet above the ground. The built-in ladder lets you use these stands with a wider range of trees. Due to their size and weight, hunters normally assemble and set up ladder stands before the first day of hunting. Three to five people are needed to erect or take down a ladder stand safely. When setting up the stand:
- Clear the base area of all rocks and debris, making sure the ground is level.
- Lean the stand against the tree, and chain or strap it into place.
- Using all parts, assemble the stand as instructed by the manufacturer.