The Ultimate Tree Stand Quiz

The Ultimate Tree Stand Quiz
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About This Quiz

Tree stands are used to give deer hunters improved visibility for making a kill. Safety should be the first concern for hunters who use deer stands, as heights and guns are a dangerous mix. Take this quiz to learn about how to set up a tree stand.
What is the main purpose of a tree stand in hunting?
improve visibility
The main purpose is to maximize the hunter's field of vision.
increase safety
place to rest

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What is considered a low height for a tree stand?
10 feet
12 feet
A low height is 12 feet (4 meters) off the ground.
35 feet

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How high may some hunters install a tree stand?
12 feet
20 feet
35 feet
Some hunters go as high as 35 feet.

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Which stand is attached to a tree?
fixed
A fixed stand is attached to a tree with ropes, chains or straps.
ladder
permanent

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What stand is easier to get up and down from?
fixed
ladder
The ladder stand is the easiest to climb into and get down from.
permanent

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What type of stand is a good choice for terrain without many trees?
tower
A tower stand is a freestanding structure and a good choice for terrain without many trees.
fixed
ladder

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Before you select a tree stand, what should you do?
check for restrictions
Check for any restrictions on tree stands in the area you will be hunting.
take climbing lessons
buy extra insurance

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What is a sign that deer are in an area?
undisturbed plant life
deer scat
Deer scat is an indication that deer are in an area.
neither answer

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What is a sign that a tree is not strong?
dead limbs
Dead limbs and other decay are indicators that a tree is not strong.
new growth
supple limbs

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What kind of bark indicates a tree suitable for a tree stand?
smooth bark
semi-rough bark
Trees with semi-rough bark work well for tree stands.
flaky bark

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What direction should you face when hunting from the stand?
towards deer signs
For best results, face toward the deer signs.
away from deer signs
no preference

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Why do some hunters set up their tree stand several days before the hunt?
give deer a chance to acclimate
Setting up the tree stand in advance can give the deer a chance to acclimate to the new structure.
time for settling into the tree or soil
both answers

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A tree stand is useful for hunting with what type of weapon?
rifle hunters
bow hunters
both answers
Rifle hunters and bow hunters use tree stands.

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What safety equipment may prevent serious injury from a fall?
safety harness
Use a safety harness.
bulletproof vest
safety goggles

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Where do climbing sticks attach to?
tree trunk
Climbing sticks attach to the tree trunk.
ground
tree branches

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What equipment can give you a foothold onto a tree?
safety harness
tree ladder stand
tree steps
Install tree steps to get a foothold.

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How are tree steps attached to trees?
screwed into trees
attached by straps
both answers
Some tree steps are screwed into the tree and others are attached by straps.

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What is a sign of deer feeding?
short clipped plants
Signs of deer feeding include short clipped plants.
undisturbed plant life
neither answer

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How do you get 35 feet up a tree?
helicopter
cherry picker
climbing gear
To reach higher heights you will need climbing gear.

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Why should you pass on using a random tree stand?
unknown construction quality
unknown maintenance history
both answers
Do not use a random tree stand, since the quality of construction and stand maintenance is unknown.

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