The Easiest Way to Carry a Climbing Tree Stand for Hunting

If you are unsure how to get your tree stand from your car to the secret honey hole hunting spot, we have the answers!

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For hunters, having the right gear can make or break a successful hunt. One of the most important pieces of equipment for hunting is a climbing tree stand. However, getting that tree stand from your vehicle to your hunting location can be a challenge. Here are some tips on the best way to carry your climbing tree stand to the hunting location with ease.

Invest in the Right Gear

The first and possibly most important step in transporting your climbing tree stand is to invest in the right gear. Using a specially-designed backpack or sling designed specifically for transporting tree stands and tree sticks will make it much easier and more comfortable to transport it over long distances.

Most of these bags have adjustable straps, so you’ll be able to customize them for maximum comfort and convenience while carrying it over rough terrain or up and down hills.

If you plan on going higher up consider using a climbing harness.

Carry Your Stand on Your Back

The second tip is to carry your stand directly on your back instead of trying to balance it on one arm or shoulder as you walk. This will help distribute the weight evenly across your body, making it more comfortable and less likely that you’ll experience fatigue while carrying it over long distances.

Additionally, this method makes it much easier to maneuver around trees, rocks, and other obstacles in your path while carrying it because you’ll have two free hands available instead of just one.

Consider Disassembling Your Stand

Another helpful tip is to consider disassembling your stand before attempting to transport it if possible. Not only will this reduce its overall size and weight, but you may also find that certain components are easier and safer to transport separately from one another if they don’t fit in the bag or sling properly when assembled together as one unit.


Carrying a climbing tree stand from your vehicle to the hunting location can be a daunting task if you don’t have the right preparations ahead of time.

By following these simple tips—investing in proper gear, carrying it on your back instead of trying to balance it with one arm or shoulder, and considering disassembling it if needed—you should have no trouble transporting yours with ease every time! Good luck!

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