Using a hoist and line will allow you to focus.
Tie a loop on the end of your haul line. Pass the loop between the bow’s limb and the bowstring. Hook the loop over the limb tip- or the cam or wheel of a compound bow. Make sure the arrow fletching points down as you pull your equipment up and points up as you lower your equipment. After you have tied the line to your bow, place the bow away from your climbing route so that you won’t fall on sharp arrows if you lose your footing. Slip the end of the haul. If using a bow, attach the haul line so that the arrow fletching points down when raising your equipment and points up when lowering it.
Slip the end of the haul line through your belt- leave it untied so that it can pull free if you fall. Put on your FAS full-body harness, secure yourself to the tree, and climb to your stand.
After you are in the stand and secure, haul up your hunting equipment, and untie the haul line. Climbing up on a tree stand and observing the nature around is a fun and relaxing experience. Get a crossbow with you and things suddenly become even more exciting – now you are just like the “Predator” equipped with technologically advanced weaponry and stalking your prey from above.
Aug 21, Install a pull-rope. Tie on a thin pull-rope to haul up your bow on the opposite side of the steps. Screw a bow hanger in the tree or a limb that will place your bow upright, near your bow hand, but where it’s not in the way when you stand to shoot.
I put one on every stand I hang-high or low-and I recommend that you do, too.
Screw in holders for your backpack and quiver. Make sure your quiver is secure and easily accessible. Sep 14, 1. Have a safe and secure way of lifting your crossbow into and lowering it from your tree. Always mount a hoist rope on your treestand that you can use to lift the crossbow after you have climbed into the stand and secured yourself to the tree.
It is never a safe practice to attempt to carry your crossbow in any fashion while you are climbing.