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Hunter Standing in Tree Stand

Should I Sit All Day During the Rut?

For some, the prospect of sitting all day is unimaginable. However, with daytime buck movement peaking during the rut, it’s a great time to pack your lunch for an all-day sit. 

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Hunter Walking Through Woods with Climbing Stand

Use A Climbing Stand When Acorns Are Dropping

When the acorns are dropping and deer disappear from your food plots, it’s time to grab the climbing stand to find success.

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Whitetail Deer

What Is the October Lull?

Have all those bucks that you were seeing in late August and early September disappeared? Chance are, they are still there, but you’ll have to carefully go find them. 

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A Story About Tim Crawford's Treestand Fall

Falling from a Treestand: A Cautionary Tale from Tim Crawford

Tim Crawford is just like the rest of us — he loves hunting. However, his passion nearly cost him his life because he didn’t wear a safety harness. Here’s his story.

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Scoring a Buck

How To Score A Buck

You’ve just bagged this season’s trophy buck, but how does it measure up to the records?  While there are several scoring systems, each with its own set of rules, to check your whitetail against the classic gauge of success – The Boone & Crockett Club’s scoring system – here are some tips.

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Summit Safety Harness for Deerstand


It’s Treestand Safety Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to bone up on the basics.

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Hunter Walking Through Woods to Find Tree Stand Location

Stand Locations for The Entire Deer Season

From predictable early-season food sources to fast and furious rut action, deer change their patterns throughout the season, and so should you.

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Summit Hang-On Stand


There are a plethora of tree species throughout the whitetail’s range, and they aren’t all created the same. Here’s a look at which stands work best depending on the area of country you hunt.

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Hunter Using Climbing Stand

Picking The Right Climbing Stand

Like most things in life, the job is easier when you have the right tools. Summit Stands offers a variety of climbing-stand options, each one ideally suited for a specific style of hunting. Let’s take a look at the options available and the best applications for each.

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Hunter Sitting in Ladder Stand

Picking The Right Ladder Stand

A ladder stand is an excellent option to discreetly and quietly hunt areas with consistent deer traffic. Here are a few options to look at when trying to decide which ladder stand is the best for your hunting needs.

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Hunter Using Hang-On Stand in the Woods

How To Choose A Hang-On Stand

Hang-on stands are a popular stand choice for bowhunters. Hang-on stands allow stealthy entry and exit from a stand and superb concealability.

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Hunter Walking Across Field to Set Up Treestand

Treestand Buyer’s Guide

There are several things to consider when searching for the right treestand to fit your needs. Here's your checklist.

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