A tree stand provides you with a good vantage point for visibility while keeping you way beyond the deer's line of sight.
A tree stand also ensures that your scent is not easily detected by the wild game down below. However... even if the purpose of a tree stand is pretty simple...it doesn't mean you should just buy the first one you find.
With safety being of primary importance in this type of equipment, the tree stand should also be built for comfort and full functionality.
Can you make your own tree stand? Sure but one purchased new will have the safety features to make sure you come home happy.
Check out our guide comparing the different types of tree stands. The major types of stands are climbing, ladder, tripod, and hang-on tree stands.
These allow the hunter go up treest