About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Oklahoma Hunter’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain hunter education certification from Hunter Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about hunter safety.

Advantages

  • Provide a wider field of vision—game is spotted sooner than at ground level
  • Allow time to plan for best shot through earlier detection of game
  • Position a hunter above the animal's normal field of vision
  • Make a hunter's scent harder to detect and movement less noticeable
  • Make a hunter more visible to other sportsmen so that he or she is less likely to be hit by a stray bullet
  • Provide a good backstop for arrows or bullets due to shooting at a downward angle
Elevated tree stand

Disadvantages

  • Increase risk of injury resulting from falling
  • Can be difficult to carry, especially large, portable stands
  • Provide no protection from cold or wind
  • Give little room for movement
  • Cannot move toward game while hunting