Archive for treestand

5 Whitetail Essentials That Weigh Less Than 5 Ounces

Pack the essentials before you head out after whitetails this season. These five pieces of deer gear won't weigh you down.

September 23, 2014

Safety Harnesses

Any hunter that hunts from a stand or any other elevated platform must wear a safety harness.

April 11, 2014

Ol' Man Outdoors BowLite Ladder Stand

If you're in need of a tree stand that isn't going to break the bank, that's lightweight and sturdy, then make sure to check out the new BowLite ladder stand from Ol' Man Outdoors.

December 03, 2013

Hunting From the Ground

Although treestand hunting is often preferred, there are some unique advantages to hunting a ground blind. Field Editor Bill Winke looks at some of the situations where ground blinds are best.

September 10, 2013

AMERISTEP Non-Typical Outfitter SL Hang On Stand

The new Non-Typical Outfitter SL is designed to be compact and lightweight, and is equipped with rubber bumpers to help you get it to and from your location as quietly as possible.

April 17, 2013

Millennium Treestands Introduces L50

Millennium's new L50 sports a durable, yet lightweight, design and has features that are meant to make climbing up its ladder simple and safe.

April 12, 2013

Millennium Treestands Unveils the M25

The M25 Hangon Stand by Millenium Treestands is great for any on-the-move hunter.

February 28, 2013

Millennium Stands M100 Hang-On Treestand

The M100 Hang-On is the perfect stand for the avid hunter who needs something lightweight for the stalk, and comfortable with an easy setup for the sit.

December 12, 2012

Millennium's L200 and L220 Double Ladder Stands

New double stands from Millennium allow hunters to share the experience with family and friends.

June 07, 2012

Fine-Tuning Stand Locations

Recently, I discussed a short 20-yard move I was making with one of my treestands. Doesn’t seem worth the effort, does it? Yet after nine seasons of hunting the existing stand, I realized it was off just a tick. Here is the progression of how that awareness occurred. 

September 07, 2011

How High Should a Stand Be?

I always try to hang my treestands between 18 and 22 feet off the ground. This is high enough to be out of the peripheral vision of the deer, which is about 16 feet, but low enough to get a good shot angle on a passing buck. Any higher and shot angles become difficult, as you need to shoot out both lungs on a deer for a clean kill. Also, the higher you go up a tree the smaller the target becomes, as the angle needed to take out both lungs becomes smaller.

September 06, 2011

The Right Way to Clear Shooting Lanes

It's that time of year again—most of us are doing all we can to prepare at home and in the field for the coming season, like checking to ensure gear is working properly and getting treestands set where you've been scouting big bucks all summer.

August 08, 2011

Waiting on Mule Deer

Waiting for a mule deer may not have the romanticism of a spot-and-stalk hunt, but when a buck enters the trap, the odds are clearly in your favor.

July 20, 2011

Saftey Reminders from HSS

The off-season is the perfect time of year to perform routine maintenance on all hunting gear.

April 27, 2010

Setting a Treestand

Follow these steps for setting up your treestand so the big one doesn’t get away this season. (photo by Bill Buckley)

October 16, 2009