Treestands are where hunters spend most of their time, and things that could be considered dumb often happen up there.
Hunting is full of trials and tribulations, but these 5 are some of the dumbest things people have done in a tree stand.
See the list below.
1. Not wearing a safety system
All jokes aside, the dumbest thing anyone can do is not wear a safety harness in a treestand. With the amount of safety options, there’s no excuse to have a trusty safety system with you at all times.
2. Nodding off
4:00 A.M. rolls around a lot quicker than many hunters expect and sometimes the afternoon sun gets the best of us. There are obviously worse things people have done in the treestand, but this is right at the top of the list.
A few minute snooze can be acceptable, but if snoring and drooling, you might as well head to camp.
Whether we like to admit it or not, most deer hunters have snapped a treestand selfie. Heck, even Brett Farve congratulated Peyton Manning on surpassing his record from high in the sky.
Have you ever snapped a treestand selfie? I know I have.
4. Playing on your phone
Phones can grab someone’s undivided attention unlike anytime before. This is also happening in the deer stand, and it’s dumb.
I wonder how many big bucks have gotten by while a hunter was looking at their phone?
5. Arriving late and leaving early
Sometimes the dumbest things that people have done in a treestand have to do with the time they arrived or left. Hunts can be be ruined, or not reach their full potential when arriving late or leaving early. This year, make a stride to be strategic with our entrances and exists.
What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done in a treestand? Share your story with us.
What would you like to see added to this list?