Best Tree Stands2018-06-07T13:11:50+00:00

Best Tree Stands

hunting tree standTree stands are a very common occurrence in the hunting world, and for good reason! With certain types of game it can be very difficult to get a good shot on the ground, not to mention the issues of scent as well as the simple but important topic of suffering. A good clean shot means the animal suffers less and the meat will be in better shape for the hunter (and his family, or the charity he donates to) to eat. While many people use the term tree stand and tripod interchangeably, they are two different things and should be treated as such. Read on to learn more about tree stands and what they have to offer hunters of all experience levels out in the field.

What Is A Tree Stand?

A tree stand is a flat platform that is attached to a tree, sometimes including a seat, where hunters can setup while hunting to spot prey from above. Sitting up here can last for hours as they wait for the in-season prey to appear, but then hopefully have the clear shot needed.

Tree stands are often built on private property, and in some places they are also referred to by the name of the most common hunting season they’re used for. For example, in many parts of the Midwest these won’t be referred to as tree stands but will be called deer stands. However, they are the same thing.

Features Of A Good Tree Stand

When it comes to figuring out what is a tree stand, you’ll find that these platforms are pretty easy to figure out, but to build one from scratch you will want someone with some degree of handyman experience. These platforms are not only attached to trees, but they can be completely open, partially open, or in some rare cases even closed in when protection from the weather is more paramount than a clear line of sight.

The best overall setup will depend on the tree, your budget, your location, and the average weather during the hunting season. There is a lot to bear in mind when building or using one of these, but there’s no doubt it is a major part of the hunting process.

In Conclusion
The question “What is a tree stand?” might be common if you’re new to hunting, but it won’t take long for you to get with the program. These are extremely common for deer and other big game and the more you use them, the more you will become comfortable with the setup and understand why it is such a good setup for hunting. While most common with deer sometimes they are used for other larger game.

Do a little bit of research, take some advice from experienced hunters, and even experience some time in their tree stands during season and you’ll quickly understand why these are such an important part of the recreational sport of hunting.

Best Hunting Tree Stands For The Money

SaleBestseller No. 1
Summit Treestands Mini Viper SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak
58 Reviews
Summit Treestands Mini Viper SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak
  • Closed-front aluminum climbing stand
  • Suspended foam-padded seat with backrest
  • Weighs 18 lbs. and holds up to 300 lbs.
  • 18 "W x 12" D Seat Size, 20" W x 24.75" D Platform Size
  • Includes Full Body Fall Arrest Harness System and all necessary hardware
Bestseller No. 2
Summit Treestands SU81119  Goliath SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak
81 Reviews
Summit Treestands SU81119 Goliath SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak
  • Closed-front aluminum climbing stand with Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo finish
  • Suspended foam-padded seat with backrest
  • Weighs 25 lbs. and holds up to 350 lbs.
  • 18" W x 12" D seat size, 21"W x 30.75" D platform size
  • Includes Full Body Fall Arrest Harness System and all necessary hardware
SaleBestseller No. 3
Summit Treestands 81120 Viper SD Climbing Treestand, Mossy Oak
  • Closed-front aluminum climbing stand
  • Suspended foam-padded seat with backrest in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo
  • Weighs 20 lbs. and holds up to 300 lbs. Green Utility Strap
  • 18" W x 12" D seat size, 20" W x 26.5" D platform size
  • Includes Full-Body Fall Arrest Harness System and all necessary hardware. Versatility, comfort and functionality while being lightweight
Bestseller No. 4
SaleBestseller No. 5
Summit Treestands Titan SD Climbing Treestand
52 Reviews
Summit Treestands Titan SD Climbing Treestand
  • Closed-front aluminum climbing stand with Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo finish
  • Suspended foam-padded seat with backrest
  • Weighs 25 lbs. and holds up to 350 lbs.
  • 18" W x 12" D seat size, 21"W x 30.75" D platform size
  • Includes Full Body Fall Arrest Harness System and all necessary hardware
SaleBestseller No. 6
Lone Wolf ALPHATECH Stick Quiver
32 Reviews
Lone Wolf ALPHATECH Stick Quiver
  • A great new way to carry your climbing sticks
  • Snaps right on to the seat post of your favorite Lone Wolf hang-on stand
  • Securely holds up to 4 climbing sticks; Can stack an additional 2 sticks
  • Fits all Lone Wolf stands with 1 1/4" seat tube
  • Comes in a 2-Pack
Bestseller No. 7
Lone Wolf Assault II Hang - on Tree Stand
45 Reviews
Bestseller No. 8
Guide Gear Extreme Deluxe Hunting Climber Tree Stand
239 Reviews
Bestseller No. 9
XOP-XTREME OUTDOOR PRODUCTS Treestand Backpack Straps, Green
5 Reviews
XOP-XTREME OUTDOOR PRODUCTS Treestand Backpack Straps, Green
  • Backpack straps
  • Neoprene shoulder pads
  • Great for carrying treestands
Bestseller No. 10
Summit Treestands Summit Viper Steel Climber
14 Reviews
Summit Treestands Summit Viper Steel Climber
  • Steel frame holds up to 300 pounds and features full perimeter design for improved safety as a sit-down or Stand-Up treestand
  • Uses quickdraw cable retention System for fast and easy securing to trees
  • Includes summit rapid climb stirrups
  • The classic summit Viper at a lower price thanks to its steel construction, yet weighs just 29 pounds

Tree Stand Video

Here is a video demonstrating a Tree Stand:

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