The Truth About Treestand Safety

With simple precautions, virtually all treestand accidents are avoidable.

posted on August 14, 2020

September is Treestand Awareness month, and it’s so important for every one to take treestand safety seriously. Every year many hunters never return home because of treestand accidents, so don’t let yourself or a family member become one of those statistics. It’s a sad fact that virtually all of these accidents are 100-percent avoidable. 

The first step is to ensure that everyone is wearing a safety vest. 

The next step is crucial, and in my opinion not enough people understand it. Most treestand accidents happen when people are going up or down to or from their stands. To prevent this from happening, you absolutely must be connected—from the moment you leave the ground to the moment you return. Hunter Safety System makes a Lifeline, which allows you to be safe the entire time. 

It’s easy to install: Simply place it above your stand, drop it down and tie it off at the base of your ladder. Once up, you will connect at the bottom and push the prussic knot up as you ascend. If you slip and fall, the knot will tighten and catch you. These Lifelines are available in a single or double. The doubles are great because that means there are two knots, so each person can go up on their own and stay safe. This is ideal for those who hunt with their significant other, a friend or even their kids. There’s no reason for anyone to put their own safety at risk.

The best part is you don’t have to fumble around trying to get tied in once you’re up in the stand. You’re all set and never need to disconnect until you return to the base of your stand. These can be purchased in bulk and are a great thing to have at each stand location. Let’s all do our part this year to minimize treestand accidents, and not only protect ourselves, but ensure our loved ones are doing the same.

 

 

Latest

Target With Rifle Holes
Target With Rifle Holes

Points of Impact: June 25, 2022

ICYMI: 2A Win at SCOTUS; New Gun Owner Turnoffs; Backcountry Hazards and more ...

The Armed Citizen® June 24, 2022

A weekend of extreme violence by a man against his wife ended when she bravely defended herself with a handgun.

NRA Wins Supreme Court Case NYSRPA v. Bruen

In the most significant Second Amendment ruling in more than a decade, the Court affirmed that the right to bear arms does not stop at a person’s front door. 

How to Stay Safe During Whitewater Sports

Want to ride the rapids this summer in your raft, canoe or kayak? Prepare for your next adventure by knowing the hazards you could face.

The Second Amendment Is for Everyone

Our best chance of preserving our 2A rights is to stick together.

Remington Adds Julia Stallings as Brand Ambassador

Stallings joins a growing roster of outstanding Remington ambassadors and influencers across various social media platforms. 

Women's Interests



Get the best of NRA Women delivered to your inbox.