I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’ve hunted stands in the past simply because the location was close or convenient, or “my favorite.” I don’t think I’m alone here either. Hunters sitting in stands “just because” is a chronic epidemic, and it’s resulting in a lot of unfilled tags. Since the early days of my hunting career when I …

For many bow-hunters, tree stand hunting is a way of life. Bow-hunting is steadily becoming more popular, as well; in the 2012 season, North Dakota’s State Game and Fish department issued 245 more bow licenses that the previous year, and saw a drop in deer gun licenses. Building your own stand can not only save …