Using an elevated stand to hunt is an increasingly popular option, but like anything else, there are certain techniques to be employed to do it safely and effectively. Climbing a tree is the most recommended method for safely accessing an elevated stand. Below, we’ll discuss the basics of what is involved in tree-climbing, as well as the techniques to use when climbing a tree.
Tips for Picking the Right Tree When Using a Climber Stand
The first step when climbing a tree is selecting the right one. Look for a tree with robust, rough bark that your climber’s tree teeth can firmly dig into. Avoid trees with softer bark, like beech trees, as these can give way more easily. Another factor to consider is the tree’s diameter – it should match the size of the stand you will be using.
How To Use A Climbing Treestand
Once you have your tree, you can move on to setting up your treestand. A sit-and-climb style treestand is the preferred option for safety, as it allows you to get the stand situated and secure before you climb. To start out, attach both sections of the treestand to the tree at an upward angle so it compensates for the tree’s gradual taper with height. Next, adjust the top section of the climbing stand to be high enough so you can comfortably sit in it. Once the stand is secure, use the hands-free climber section to ascend the tree until you reach the height of the stand.
When taking a break on your ascent, make sure you have the safety strap secured around the tree and your body for added security. Once you’ve reached the desired height, attach the stand to the tree to make sure it’s secure, and then carefully make any necessary adjustments. When you’re ready to descend, use the hands-free climber section to safely make your way back to the ground.
Climbing a tree is the most recommended method for safely accessing an elevated stand. When picking a tree for the task, choose one with robust, rough bark that your climber’s tree teeth can firmly dig into. When setting up the treestand, a sit-and-climb style is the safest option. Lastly, make sure you have the safety strap secured around the tree and your body when taking a break on your ascent. Following these steps will ensure that you climb a tree safely, securely, and effectively.