The Photo's on this page
submitted by Family Tradition Customers
If you shot it out of our stands, big or small, we want a picture so we can all
share in the success of your season!
Jon Courtney of Courtney Archery (an FTT Dealer in
Quakertown, PA) shot this bruiser out of one of our stands at Whitetail Heaven
Outfitters in KY.
Joe Hall, of Hall's Nurseries & Ace
Hardware (an FTT Dealer in Jacksonville, FL), shot this great buck out of one
our stands in South Carolina on his lease.
A month ago I drove up and picked
up several ladder stands with Joe Brooks from Base Camp Leasing. He strongly
recommended this type of stand because of safety and comfort. Back in February
of 2012 I had a bad work related accident falling 22' and breaking one heal and
severely injuring the other. This past year I found it very difficult to even
climb extension ladders comfortably, feeling the same feeling I experienced as I
slipped off an icy ladder rung in my accident. I struggled every time I hunted
this past year as I climbed my strap on ladders and trying to enter the stand
was almost unbearable. I cringed going up, entering and exiting the stand,
making the one thing I enjoy more than anything almost imposable. Now the good
part! This past weekend I set my three 14' ladder stands. As we finished my
first stand and it was secured as the directions show, I sat up there and wanted
to cry. I felt so safe! Easy in, easy out. I will be changing all my stands
over this next year for not only my safety, but my son and daughter's as well.
Thanks for an excellent product, simple, easy to install and so darn safe. I can
once again go hunting and not have panic attacks thinking about getting in and
out the stand.
Here's the buck I got from the hang on
stand I purchased from you. I was able to sit 5.5 hours till this one came by.
Its not huge by anyway but it will taste great. I really enjoy hunting from the
hang on stand. It is nice and roomy and the big seat helps me sit longer then
any of my other stands with my back problems. I would like to purchase more
stands as money permits and replace most of all my other stands.
My name is Ethan Manning.
My wife Denise said you were an awesome person to deal with and I wanted to
personally show you what your stand did for me. I was able to sit in the rain
comfortably for many hours before this buck came out. The hang on stand is
AWESOME!!! I have never felt so safe and secure in a stand. The standing
platform is huge perfect for those shots that you have to lean over to take. The
stand is very easy to set up. Thank you Family Traditions for making this deer
possible as I would not have been able to sit as long as I was in ANY of my
other stands. You have my recommendation on this product.
Dave Smith, our Eastern Sales Rep., has been practicing
management for years at his Pennsylvania hunting camp. It's been a while
since he laid eyes on a buck he wanted while actually hunting. Last season
he connected on a terrific 10 pointer, congratulations Dave!
I shot this buck out of a
Family Tradition double ladder stand in Lumpkin, GA.
We have 1
double tripod, 2 double ladders, and 5 single ladders. I tell people all the
time; I would rather sit in a “comfortable stand” (family tradition) in a bad
spot, (meaning no confidence in deer being there), than sit in an “uncomfortable
stand” in a good spot (knowing there are deer there).
Well after sitting 1.5 weeks straight in my
new HD/HO Lock-ons and HOL/20 ladders I finally saw a shooter. Just want to
thank you for offering such a safe and comfortable quality piece of equipment.
I will be purchasing more to replace those uncomfortable competitors stands this
spring. Nice to not have a sore back like I get after hunting in inferior
stands for any length of time.
Sorry about the Summit climber in the
background...been hanging there all season because I enjoy my Family Traditions
stands so much!
Hope your season is going well.
and I really enjoyed your stands and we wanted to show you the results of a
recent trip to Indiana. Anyway, thank you for great products like the BRR12 and
the LD14. I have attached a picture with Greg Nivens, myself and Kevin Norris
with Indiana white-tail buck harvests using Family Traditions Treestands.
Jeff Turner, one of my brothers, with a fat doe taken
from one of our stands! Way to keep that Family Tradition going bro!
Just sending an
email to let y'all know how good of a stand Family Tradition makes. I purchased
my second lock on from y'all and I am really satisfied. I do most of my hunting
as a traditional archer. Since I am using a wooden bow and arrows I always stand
to shoot. Your stands have an awesome platform for just that. You can stand with
no noise and feel comfortable no matter how you turn or stand in the stand. It
does not move. Thanks for a great AMERICAN product.
Firehouse Moustache Wax
(Firehouse makes great bowstring wax as well!)
Bow String Wax
DK Flatwoods Camo
David with a
giant taken from an LD14!
Last year I picked up one of your hang on stands. It was my
1st year to hunt out of a stand and let me say it was a pleasure to use your
stand. Rock solid, a breeze to set up and made in the USA...what more could you
My brother and I hunted
hard during the Illinois Shotgun season but didn't see many deer. As it was
getting late in the season, I saw a nice doe which was lasered at 140 yards. One
shot with my Benelli Nova knocked the doe down, dead in her tracks. Attached is
a picture. No antlers but meat in the freezer.
The only mistake I made
last year is I didn't get one of your 20' ladders!
Hello Family Tradition
Wanting to share a nice
photo of a buck I shot using your great ladder stand. Boy is it Nice!! Nothing
better to me!
I hunted on one of your
stands last year at the Pako Plantation in Alabama and fell in love. I can stay
still for much longer due to the comfort of your stands. This year I ordered a
HD/HO Lock-on it doesn't compare to the rest.
I have also put friends in it and can’t get
them out. This stand is “PERFECT” for bow hunters!
Hopefully next year I will be able to order
2-3 more and hunt just out of your stands! Just wanted to tell you what a great
product you have and to keep up the good work!
14 year old Alissa Bunker and family came
in and bought a double tripod a few years back. We couldn't be more proud
that she shot her first deer, let alone a buck, out of one of our stands!
Congratulations on getting this 141# 6 point Alissa, and welcome to the Family!
needed some "doe management" on our property in '07 and I had already shot a few
bucks. Since my wife and I can only eat two deer a year we needed someone
else to fill their freezer. My nephew, Josh Turner, was more than happy to
oblige taking this fine doe out of a DD14 at 15 yards.
Family Tradition Treestands owner Jack Turner was lucky
enough to draw a coveted 2008 Elk tag (cow) here in Michigan. We're such a
small company that no phone calls or emails were being returned while he was
away so he shot the first cow he saw after 2 days of scouting and 2 days of
hunting. It might have been a bit on the small side but it's darn
tasty...and he was able to make it back to work the same week and get back with
all the customers who had contacted us. Is that dedication to work or
Jack Turner with his first bucks (8
pointers) taken from the property where he and his wife Jenny live. It
took four years of passing up smaller bucks and taking does before he saw these
deer. He took the one on the left first then went out to take a doe the
next morning and got the larger buck instead! Notice the LD360 in the
Mathew is the son of our Eastern Sales Rep,
Dave Smith. He's had a good year in Family Tradition stands taking two
does, a fox and most recently this big ol' buck!
Ron Rockwell of Cutting Edge Products, a dealer of ours in
Colorado, shot this nice Antelope out of a DBL-TRI with homemade camo!
We laughed and laughed after receiving this photo from
jokester Eric Kuehne!
weekend was the MN archery season opener. I
wanted to say thank you for such a great product. I sat in one of your ladder
stands (LD14) on my first night out and harvested a respectable main frame 8
pointer. The stand is comfortable, quiet and very sturdy. I told you if I
captured the hunt on film I'd send you a copy. Well, things happened too fast to
capture the shot on film, so I attached a couple photo's.
such a great American Made product.
Little Falls, MN
Matt & Theresa Miller have been
practicing QDM on their Mid-Michigan property for several years now. Looks
like it's paying off!
Here is the picture of
one of the bucks shot last year using your Family Tradition Treestand. The
unique thing about your stand is the comfort that allows you to stay extended
periods during the hunt. While bow hunting last year a sow (black bear) and two
cubs came out to feed, unfortunately for me they stayed an additional two plus
hours feeding. After a while the sow decided that the itch on her back would
best be soothed by rubbing on my ladder stand, which she did…good thing for
me it's well built!
Thank you again,
Iron Mountain, Michigan
an engineer, I first look at how things are built. Family Tradition Treestands
are well engineered to provide a safe and sturdy hunting platform. As a
hunter I am impressed with how quiet, roomy, and comfortable they are. With a
lot of stands you can’t sit still because your butt gets sore. With the
comfortable seat on a Family Tradition stand you can sit still all day. To put
frosting on the cake, the company is owned and operated by a great SCI family!
SCI Region 20 Representative
Superintendent of Manufacturing Engineering, GM, Retired
Me and my
father, Royce McLeod, own five LD-14 Family Tradition Treestands and have for
several years. These are durable, quiet, comfortable treestands that will give
many years of trouble free use. I would not think twice about buying a sixth
when another ladder stand is needed as I feel they are far better than any other
ladder stands I have tried.
This is a nice nine point
I shot 4 years ago from the 14 foot ladder stand in September in Polk county
stands are so comfortable that I was able to stay in the stand all day. The day
I shot this deer I got in my stand about an hour before day light. This was the
first time sitting in it so I decided to stay all day. A half-hour before dark
this nine point came out giving me a broadside shot at 14 yards. In some other
stands I have this would not have possible because they make you uncomfortable
after 3 or 4 hours. I strongly recommend your stands to anybody that wants total
comfort all day. Over the past 5 years hunting out of my ladder stand I have
shot 7 nice bucks with the gun rail in place. The gun rail acts like my bow
holder and back pack attaches to the gun rail also. I put camo skirting all the
way around my platform allowing me some freedom of movement.
THANKS FOR SUCH A GOOD
I had back
surgery on October 12, 2007, slipped disk; after a couple weeks of doing nothing
I inquired from the doctor if I could climb a tree stand to hunt the rut, (Peak
time in Ohio). He told me only if I was on the ground. I then began to tell him
about the DD14 tree stands just purchased from Family Traditions Treestands and
he gave me the ok to hunt.
morning November 3, 2007 I made my way to one of my DD14 tree stands, it was
6:30 a.m. As I mentioned earlier I had just had back surgery and I was concerned
about being comfortable and warm while in the tree.
stand was so comfortable I was able to sit just over ten hours with no problems
to my back, I was able to bring a full back pack with food and drink, a pillow
and blanket for comfort/warmth while not compromising any room to move, stretch
and draw my bow. At 4:00 pm I had a doe come running down through some thickets
and stop 15 yards in front of my stand, within seconds 6 bucks came running out
of the thickets with this main beam eight stopping 28 yards in front of the
stand, with a quick study of the dear I drew back and was fortunate enough to
have a perfect shot. What a great hunt, because of this I have purchased another
for a great product.
Robbie Sifford, owner of Solo Archery in
Georgia, shot this monster in Illinois out of an LD14.
T-Bone shot this huge buck out of a
Double Tripod in Alabama.
We got our two person tripod made by Family
Tradition the afternoon before Thanksgiving 2006. My husband and his
brother easily assembled it in less than two hours. It was a piece of
cake! The swivel seats are quiet, convenient and comfortable. The
railing provided a solid rest for me to make
my killing shot of 120 yards on this nice eight point buck the following
morning. Being high up in the tripod with the 360 degree viewing made
seeing this trophy possible where two days earlier hunting off the ground the
visibility was limited at best.
What I also liked about this stand is when
I climbed up the ladder it felt very solid and steady which made me feel safe.
We would recommend this tripod to anyone who is looking for a quality hunting
stand that is safe, quiet and comfortable.
Marcie & Steve Montgomery
My name is Brent Jenkins. I am a wildlife
manager and Realtor in Georgia. I just wanted to send you guys a thank you for
such great deer stands. I am so impressed with the quality of your products. The
stands are portable, comfortable and most importantly they are very well built.
I will never purchase another stand, unless it is a Family Tradition.
Attached are some photos of some of the bucks I have harvested from Family
keep up the great work!!
Dr. Tommy Jenkins
Brian Wood of Kentucky got this nice buck recently out of a DD14. “It was the
most comfortable stand that I have ever sat in! I liked the double because there
was plenty of room to put my backpack and not have to hang hooks. I’m excited to
go back and take one of my sons hunting later in the year!”
Tal Novak shot this nice 7 point near Baldwin, Michigan.
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Just had to write & send pics. We got our stands (2- LD14's) at the
show in Rogers, OH. We drove almost 2 hours but boy are they worth
it. Can't talk enough about the stands-THEY ARE GREAT!!!
On Nov. 27th, the first day of Ohio's gun season, I shot an 8
point at 9:30 A.M. out of my stand. My stepson, Jeff Funk, sat all day in
the other and shot a 9 point at 4:30 P.M.
The #1 feature of the stand is comfort! What we also like is the ease
to put up, roominess, ease to climb and how well built they are! Boy what
a great stand!
Thanks for making a great stand!
Terry Lake, Freepot, OH
Clayton Frame, 7 years old, killed this 160 class buck at Pine Ridge Hunting Plantation in Georgia. A monster buck shot out of a Family Tradition Tripod!
A proud father, David Booker, shows off a couple of Boar along with son Jonathan and friend Jamie Russell. What's that in the background?