COVID RELATED UPDATE
The great and powerful Governor of Michigan
shut us down for two months this spring as non-essential when the plague hit.
We know what you’re thinking, "non-essential?” We believed differently
but got shut down nonetheless.
We find ourselves behind in production
regardless of how much overtime we put in, we can never make that lost
production time up. We’re now doing production in the worst possible way;
instead of doing an entire years’ worth of production of each stand we’re
jumping back and forth trying to minimize the amount of time we’re out of stock
on any particular stand.
This year we’re simply asking for your
patience as we face these challenges head-on, this is uncharted territory for
all of us. We’re experiencing another record-breaking year and are doing our
best to satisfy the increasing demand. Rest assured that no one wants you to
get your Family Tradition Treestands more than us and we’ll do our best to get
them out as quickly as is possible.
We have the greatest, most loyal customers
in the hunting community and have always valued your business. It’s you,
existing and new customers alike, that have allowed us to keep our doors open
and maintain a healthy business operation while we watch in horror as other
businesses are forced to close their doors forever. We are eternally grateful
and cannot possibly give enough thanks for your loyalty!!
FAMILY TRADITION SALUTES OUR FALLEN HEROES...
The flag does
not fly because of the wind that blows it.
flies because of each soldier's last breath that blows by it.
Lord, hold our
troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they
protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they
perform for us in our time of need. Amen
Family Tradition customer & Naval Aircrewman First Class
Kevin Ross in the back of an
MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter during deployment aboard the USS George H.
PFC William Seals II was stationed in
with the Army. William was formerly ranked in the
top 10 of ASA
and here he proves that you can't separate the bow from
not your mamma's garden set!
We're known for making extremely
strong, comfortable and long lasting products. We couldn't find these
qualities as it relates to outdoor furniture for camps or fire pits so we simply
made our own!
Check them out on
improved ratchet straps!
At 2,000# breaking strength our previous version was
already the best in the industry. A new American supplier is now making
3,300# breaking strength
ratchets for us! Yeah, they aren't cheap but we think your worth it.
These are standard on all products and many replace their inferior ratchets when
they find out how nice ours are.
3,300# Breaking Strength
Camo Nylon for better
Rubber Handles for a more
Fully Assembled, no fumbling
to put them together
Sewn Tag End to prevent pull
through on the spindle
We are honored to have received another highly
coveted award from an industry magazine regarding the
best products in the hunting industry. Although our larger competitors
of dealers selling their stands we still manage to win prestigious awards and beat out the big boys in our industry!!! You
need to try one today and find out why our industry feels that we make "The
best stand for your Buck!"
Do professional hunters use our tripods for
filming hunting shows? Of course.
We recently found out that
uses them too! During the course of filming the movie
Grey Skies in
northern Michigan the Producers found they needed to be elevated on a large and
steady platform. Thankfully we had a dealer a few miles away and they
purchased one of our Double Tripods! Producer and Actress Stacy Jorgensen
was kind enough to get us a photo.
The film will
officially be released on DVD October 11, 2011 on amazon.com and osirisent.com.
Left, Bruce Ellis-Executive Producer
Right, Greg Gross-Locations Management, Housing, &
It's been a whirlwind
since our purchase of
Family Tradition Treestands in 2005. Our intention all along was take the
"The best stand for your Buck!" national and it looks like we're now well on our
Shortly after purchasing their first stands for his
ranch in Georgia we got a call stating that Mr. Foxworthy just loved our stands.
Since then he got involved with friend and industry mogul Mr. David Morris in
rolling out a new show, The Bucks of Tecomate. We were thrilled to get a
call from Mr. Morris stating that they wanted to use our stands on the
highest rated show on Versus! While our competitors were beating down
their doors for this opportunity Mr. Foxworthy insisted that they should pursue
a partnership with Family Tradition Treestands!
Owners Jennifer & Jack Turner with Jeff Foxworthy
So...we've been shipping stands for them to hunt and film out
of ever since. We couldn't be more proud that they personally chose
our company for the most highly rated outdoor show on Versus!
"If you can't feel your feet, it's time to change your seat."
"If your rear end wants to quit hunting way before you do, you might want
to switch to Family Tradition."
he shows, you'll be waiting....comfortably"
"My most comfortable chair is 15 feet off of the ground"
"If your deer stand ain't worth a sit, try ours."
Jeff Foxworthy on why he’s replacing his stands with Family Tradition Treestands™
Just wanted to let you know that during this
weekends youth deer hunt in Michigan your double ladder stand made the day! My
13 yr. old son Connor and I had a couple of big bucks coming into one of our
food plots that only had your single stands set up. We figured we would split up
and I could watch him from across the field. Then I remembered I had one of your
double stands still in the box in the barn.
We wanted to be out hunting by 5:00 pm. and it
was already 1:00 pm. We figured we had just enough time to put it together and
get it in the tree but we had to hurry! We opened the box and had the entire
stand together in about 15 minutes! We quickly loaded the stand with an
extension into the pickup, strapped it down and took off to a tree my son had
picked out. We had it up in minutes with plenty of time to spare.
At around 7:20 pm. the same night, a big (144
2/8ths) 12pt. buck came out of the woods and the rest is a memory I will never
forget, my son shot his first buck at 87 yards and I was there right next to
him, not 100 yards away watching thru binoculars. We both want to thank you for
such a great and safe tree stand that allowed us to share that moment together.
Phil called a few days
after sending this email to chat about the great hunt he and his son
experienced. You see, Phil was our very first customer after we purchased
the company back in 2005 and holds a special place in the Family. We hit
it off like we were old friends and we're ecstatic that we could play a role in
keeping the Family Tradition alive and well in the Brondes household!
WAY TO GO CONNOR!
CONGRATULATIONS ON A FINE TROPHY!!
Here are the pictures from the 2008 archery &
seasons that we talked
about on the phone and at Weaver's Archery Expo. My father & I saw this 8
pointer on Tuesday of the final week of archery, but he never came close enough
for a shot. Wednesday morning, my father and son were unable to head out to the
woods with me, so I shot the buck when I saw him at 33 yards.
It has been a blessing for my son, Blake, and I to take turns spending time in
the woods sitting in the DD14 Treestand with ladder extension alongside my 85
year old father. Here are pictures of my son with his grandfather in the DD14
treestand when Blake shot this really nice doe.
Thanks to Family Traditions, we were able to spend time as a family in the
woods. My father feels very comfortable and safe while sitting in this stand.
Thanks to your treestands, we are
looking forward to the 2009 season,
Three generations celebrating the Family
Tradition, how cool is that?
“I work with big deer properties across the
US and I recommend Family Tradition Tree Stands to all
of my clients. On a 2009 hunt in Nebraska I put up a Family Tradition tripod stand
a month before the hunt and in haste did not do a good job at securing it.
While I was gone a terrible wind storm turned the stand over. When I found it
before daylight on opening morning I knew I had only one choice so my cameraman
and I turned it back upright and I climbed aboard. Later that day I took a nice
140 class whitetail (left) on a full run from the stand and we captured it on video.
These are really great stands that are built like tanks!”
Director, TROPHIX Consulting & Management
"Jack, we love our stands!
We have them on two farms, all the models.
Thanks and good luck with
the upcoming season!"
Davis Love III
PGA member since 1985
"The Family Tradition Lock-Ons,
Ladderstands and Tripods are the most comfortable and durable stands I have ever
used. I was sitting in your Lock-On when I harvested this buck of a lifetime."
13 year MLB Veteran
Kevin Knighton, Co-Host of The Backwoods Life,
sent over these pictures stating that he "had to break out the comfy seats to
hand out Halloween candy, Backwoods style!". As Jeff would say, you might
be a redneck if...
You've got to love these guys!
“I am a
6ft tall, 240lb hunter that looks for 2 things in a treestand. Safety and
comfort! I have been hunting out of Family Tradition Treestands for a while now
and they are without a doubt the best I have ever seen. It is the only stand I
recommend and we proudly put the Backwoods Life TV name behind them. Nothing
matches the safety, comfort, and quality. Get your own Family Tradition
treestand and start living the ‘backwoods life’!”
Co-Host, Backwoods Life TV
Tradition stands are simply the best made for people of any size, especially us
big guys. I’m 6’3” and over 250 pounds and feel more comfortable in the Family
Tradition stands than any I have ever hunted in. Thank you all for making top
quality products with hunters of all sizes in mind. Simply the best!”
Co-Host, Backwoods Life TV
Industry legend Claude Pollington, "The Whitetail Wizard", has a new autobiography. The owner of C.P. Oneida Eagle Bows and the Buck Pole
Deer Ranch is one of the most respected bowmen around having been a shooter
since 1952 when he got his first longbow.
Mr. Pollington has personally been
using our stands for a few years now on his ranch. Much like Mr.
Pollington and Oneida Eagle, we purchased Family Tradition Treestands
because we loved the products so much. We're darn proud that he
chose to have the official photo for his new book taken in one of our ladder
We were on hand, taking our own pictures, while the author shot the official
pictures to go along with the new book.
“When my pal
Jeff Foxworthy first raved to me about Family Tradition Treestands being the
best he’d ever seen, I had my doubts … but no more! After using them all over
the country on The Bucks of Tecomate TV show hunts, I’m a believer. I
have tried about every type and make of deer stand known to man, but I have
never seen anything that could match Family Tradition Treestands for comfort,
quality, durability and design! These things are awesome! No more sitting in the
stand thinking of ways to improve them; Jack Turner and his crew have already
built them the way a serious all-day trophy hunter would want them made! Whether
you’re looking for ladder stands, lock-on's or tripods, Family Tradition has a
model that will get the job done year after year in perfect comfort and safety.
No, they aren’t the cheapest stands out there; they are, as Jeff said, simply
the BEST! And, all of us on The Bucks of Tecomate are proud to claim Family
Tradition as our treestand of choice!”
David Morris – Co-Host of
The Bucks of Tecomate
have always known that Family Tradition made an
incredible ladder stand,
recently I found out they make the best lock-on’s on the market. That’s
coming from a guy that hangs an average of seventy stands a year!"
Thanks Family Tradition,
Land Manager for Jeff Foxworthy
Mali Vujanic with bucks harvested out of our stands
while filming for Quality Whitetails TV!
I know we spoke briefly today over the phone but I wanted to shoot
you an email as a follow-up.
As I told you today, the HD/HO Lock-On's and HOL/20 Lock-On Ladder
arrived in my warehouse today. After taking one of the Lock-On's out
of the box I truly was impressed with the craftsmanship of these and
I could not be more sincere when I say that. When I returned home I
hung one of the stands on a tree in my backyard and it confirmed my
initial thoughts. After putting the stand up, I did everything I
could to get that stand to squeak, creek and come free from the
tree.........and I could not get it to do any of these things.
Likewise with the HOL/20 Ladders.
Conclusion: This is a professional, well built tree stand and
ladder that is not intended for the part time hunter. Your HD/HO
Lock-On is a serious piece of equipment and until tonight I never
fully realized there was such a stand and ladder on the market. I
own many hang on tree stands but nothing comes close to your
HD/HO.....the demand has been met! I look forward to spending time
in your stands in the coming weeks. Very nice!!"
Outdoor Essentials, LLC
Glenn, Mali, T-Bone and Blaine all shot these bucks
out of Family Tradition Treestands!
Tradition Treestands are by far some of the most comfortable and best built deer
stands that I have ever used in my 35 years of deer hunting. Their
stands make me a better hunter because I can spend more quality time in the
stand. More quality time in the stand greatly increases my chances of
harvesting that trophy-of-a-lifetime!"
Inventor of the Plotmaster
Plotmaster Systems, President
After using our
stands national TV host Tom
Nelson had the following to say...
"Having been a bowhunter for almost 35 years I have
hunted out of most every treestand available. As far as treestands are
concerned, I have seen and used the "good, bad and ugly". When
it comes to treestands, FAMILY TRADITION TREESTANDS™ are the best
available. Secure, durable and dependable are just a few words that
describe what you get when you purchase a treestand from FAMILY TRADITIONS.
Remember, your life hangs in the balance!"
Author & Host, American Archer
first ever all archery show on television can be seen on The Outdoor Channel
over 300 pounds and afraid of heights you would think that treestand hunting and
I don't mix. Well that was true until I found and tested the Family
Tradition Treestands. Not only was it sturdy enough for me, it is also the
most comfortable stand I have ever spent time in. Simply put, this stand
is quiet, rock solid, and is as comfy as your living room chair. It
certainly will become a Family Tradition in my deer camp!”
Gutierrez, Retired 10 Year NFL Offensive Lineman
Former Michigan State and NBA center Mike
Peplowski stopped in to pick up some stands. The 7 footer knows
where to go when he wants to buy the best stands in the industry!
Travis "T-Bone" Turner of Realtree video
fame stopped by
our booth recently to tell us how much he loves using Family Tradition
Treestands! Travis has been using our stands
for a decade, long before co-starring in the Bone Collector with Michael
Travis shot this great buck in Iowa
with Lee & Tiffany!
T-Bone during a photo shoot for Hunters Safety
We met Rock & Roller Steve Farris
while exhibiting at the national QDMA convention a few years back. He's a
great guy and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more committed waterfowl hunter
than Steve, he's heavily involved with DU.
Steve ended up
with a couple of Family Tradition single tripods on one
his Nebraska farms, looking to take his whitetail hunting to another
level. After shooting this giant
197 6/8" buck he told us he's "now a deer-crazy nut. I wish I could say I
took him from your tremendous tripods (which I hunted every morning due to their
great location for morning activity), but I actually got him in the afternoon
from a ground blind."
It's all good,
welcome to the Family!
Steve just sent us
this picture of a terrific Elk he shot on one of his farms in Nebraska.
Drawing the tag is once-in-a-lifetime and he shot it out of one of our tripods.
Tony Hansen joined the Family after trying our
Lock-On. Wait until he hunts out of our main line of products, the Ladder
Stands. He'll be a convert with those as well!
"I'm very serious about my hunting and I simply
won't allow inferior products to hinder my success or risk my personal safety.
I've tried just about every stand on the market. My search for that
perfect treestand is over. The Family Tradition Treestands Lock-On is the
best I've ever used. It's big, stable and comfortable. The ratchet
straps are the best I've ever seen used on a stand. I trust my life and my
success on it. I will and have been recommending them to anyone and
everyone that hunts."
Tony Hansen, Editor, Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine
Claude Pollington, the "Whitetail Wizard" and
owner of C.P. Oneida Eagle Bows, took a moment at the Michigan Bow Hunters Association
Rendezvous to look over our line of stands for his 1,200 acre ranch. We've
been delivering stands to both his property and archery shop located in Marion,
Michigan ever since!
“I just wanted to drop you guys a note to say
how much I have enjoyed Family Tradition Treestands! They are the best built
stands I have ever used. They are user friendly and I would recommend them to
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