treestands

Using a haul line

Using a haul line

When climbing a treestand, a hunter should never carry hunting equipment such as firearms and other gear. The extra weight could cause a loss of balance and even result in a fall from the tree. Instead of carrying gear unsafely, retrieve all equipment using a haul line such...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, treestands

Tether strap for tree

Tether strap for tree

The second component in the Fall Arrest System (FAS) is the tether (safety) strap that attaches to the tree. This strap is the safety harness anchor point. When the hunter is standing on the platform, attach this safety strap to the tree at eye level or above. When sitting,...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, treestands, tether strap

Types of safety harnesses

Types of safety harnesses

Most hunting-related incidents that involve treestands occur because a hunter either didn’t use a Fall Arrest System (FAS) / Full Body Harness (FBH) at all or used one in an unsafe manner. Treestand incident and injury rate would dramatically reduce if every hunter...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, treestands, safety harness