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www.deeranddeerhunting.com If you’ve ever wondered how to safely put up a treestand by yourself for deer hunting, you know it may be challenging. Lock-on stands and climbing sticks are popular but can present issues if you’re not completely prepared with the best fall restraint safety harness and tools to get the job done safely. Whether you’re using a lock-on, ladder stand or climber, wearing a safety harness and using a lifeline is one of the most inexpensive yet best ways to prevent injury or death should you fall.
Steve Bartylla, host of Hunt ’em Big and a longtime hunter, is religious about wearing a safety harness when he’s putting stands up each season. Bartylla helps manage private land and between that and his personal hunting, he hangs and removes between 150 and 200 stands each year. So he’s dialed in on the best tips for putting up treestands that helps him stay safe and have a stable platform that lets him hunt with confidence.
Bartylla suggests selecting a tree large enough to support the stand, making sure the tree is alive, and picking one that’s perfectly straight if possible, among his other tips. Watch this episode of Hunt ’em Big to see these and other tips for hanging treestands to help you this season. Hunt ’em Big, How to Safely Put Up a Deer Hunting Treestand by Yourself. Season 3, Episode 1