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Summit Journal - Hunting Safety and Security

When to Replace Cables on Your Climber

With a little preventative maintenance, there's every reason to believe your Summit climber will soldier on for many years to come

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Tree Stand Maintenance

Your hunting season has ended and the thought of spring has entered your mind. Don’t find yourself sacrificing a safe hunt next year because you don’t want to spend a little extra time taking your stands down for maintenance. The best time to complete a routine check is immediately following your hunting season, before storing your stands in a dry location. This is especially true in areas with more extreme weather conditions. Here are our steps to assist you in carrying out tree stand maintenance this year. 

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Petersen’s Bowhunting: Summit Raptor Series Hawk Hang On

“The rubber coated Talon Bracket is strapped to the tree with a tough webbing strap and, once in place, allows the hunter to haul up the stand and install it in less than 30 seconds,” says Petersen’s Bowhunting’s review of the Summit Raptor Series Hawk Hang On. “Another advantage of the Talon Bracket System is the ability to purchase multiple brackets and place them on trees at a variety of hunting locations,” allowing hunters to ambush game from different trees.

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Bowhunter Reviews Summit’s Goliath SD

“The Goliath [is] for bow hunters of all shapes and sizes,” says a review from Bowhunter magazine. The Goliath SD is a specialty tree stand. Created for bow hunters who are “real-man-sized,” this “large climbing tree stand has a weight rating of 350 pounds and features a large climber that gives big hunters more room to move around.” This stand, although capable of holding more weight than most tree stands, is very light on its own. Summit Treestands wants deer hunters to be safe above all else. 

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Deer & Deer Hunting Reviews Summit’s Cobra SD

“The Summit Cobra SD climbing tree stand will be the die hard bow hunters’ stand of choice,” says Deer & Deer Hunting writer Alan Clemons.  This versatile tree stand allows hunters optimal positioning for bow hunting or gun hunting. “The open front climber weighs in at a mere 18 pounds and allows bow hunters the choice of either shooting from a seated or standing position.” Comfort and silence are of utmost importance to the serious deer hunter. Summit Treestands delivers: “It features state-of-the-art Dead Metal Sound Dampening Technology to reduce unwanted noises.”

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10 Tree Stand Safety Tips: Safely Climb & Descend

Unfortunately, statistics have shown that tree stand accidents are currently the number one cause of hunter-related injury every season. In fact, it’s estimated that one out of every three deer hunters who hunt from elevated stands are likely to experience a fall at some point in their lives that will result in serious injury. In order to avoid these senseless and often tragic accidents, follow these important safety tips when hanging, climbing, hunting or descending from a tree stand this fall. Remember, always follow your tree stand's owners manual before taking your tree stand into the woods.

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Field & Stream Reviews Summit’s Crush Series Solo Pro Ladder

What you want in a tree stand is what most guys want—a model that won’t break the bank, or your neck,” says Field & Stream writer Scott Bestul. So if you’re serious about hunting, yet frugal, the Summit Crush Series Pro Ladder is an attractive option. “If you’re on a tight budget, Summit’s Solo Deluxe model has a comfortable padded seat and the security of a shooting rail for just $130.”

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Outdoor Life Reviews Summit’s Seat-O-The-Pants Fast-Back Deluxe

“Once adjusted, the harness fits like a familiar pair of cotton pajamas,” says an Outdoor Life review of Summit’s Seat-O-The-Pants Fast-Back Deluxe. In keeping with Summit’s thoughtfulness of design, this harness is engineered to keep hunters undetectable: “rubber coating on the low-profile buckles cuts down on noise.” And when hunters need tools readily available, the Seat-O-The-Pants delivers: “two accessory pockets provide a place to squirrel away those hunting accessories you need at a moment’s notice,” exactly what a dynamic hunter requires.

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Tips for Avoiding Tree Stand Theft

Considering how much time, effort and machinery (chain saws, bolt cutters, ATVs) stealing someone else's hunting tree stand requires, it's amazing these people bother. It's a common problem: You take the time to find a great stand, find a great spot, and put up a great hunting tree stand, and then someone comes along and steals it! We've talked with Glenn Wheeler, a retired law-enforcement officer who now makes a living as a fantastic outdoor photographer and writer, to get some tips on how to prevent tree stand theft and how to recover the stand and prosecute the hunting tree stand thief.

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Safety Is No Accident

While hunting is a pretty safe activity, one aspect continues to rack up the statistics: falls from tree stands. Would you send your son into a football game without a helmet? Likewise, would you let him hunt from a tree stand without a hunting safety harness? With bow hunting season starting throughout the nation, it's a good time to review some hunter safety considerations for tree stand hunters.

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