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Ladder stands usually provide a platform 10 to 20 feet above the ground. The built-in ladder lets you use these stands with a wider range of trees than other portable tree stands. Due to their size and weight, hunters normally assemble and set up ladder stands before the first day of hunting.

Ladder tree stand

Three to five people are needed to erect or take down a ladder stand safely. When setting up the stand:

  • Clear the base area of all rocks and debris, making sure the ground is level.
  • Lean the stand against the tree and chain or strap it into place.
  • Use all parts of the stand.