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Avoid These Tree Types When You Hang Your Tree Stand

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As deer hunting season continues around the country, it’s important for hunters to think about safety. One of the most important ways to stay safe is to make sure your tree stand is secure. Consider that an estimated 10 percent of hunters will suffer a fall from a tree stand at some point. And given that many stands are 15 to 20 feet off the ground, a fall can be serious. offers a good list of the types of trees to avoid if you are picking a tree for your stand. Some of the types of trees on the list may seem obvious – for example, don’t put a tree stand up on a dead tree or a skinny one.

But beyond picking a tree that’s strong, think about how well your stand will attach to the trunk. As an example, a fat tree may be tough to get your straps around, and a tree with scaly or peeling bark may not hold the stand very well.

As you enjoy your hunting trips this fall, wouldn’t it be great to have a home base nearby to camp or build a cabin on? PotlatchDeltic specializes in selling recreational properties, many of which offer good hunting or easy access to quality wildlife.

Contact one of the experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network to start the process, so you can have land of your own next year for everything from hunting and fishing to hiking, bird watching or simply hanging out by the campfire.

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