Hawk Introduces Sasquatch

Hawk SasquatchFrankenmuth, MI— January 9, 2017 — It has been confirmed, there truly is a ‘Beast of The Woods’! Hawk proudly introduces the largest stands to ever hit the woods with the 21′ SASQUATCH 1.5-MAN and the 18′ SASQUATCH 2.0-MAN Ladders.

Designed with Beast-Sized MeshComfort™ Lounger Seats and platforms large enough to take all your gear AND an extra lunchbox to the woods! The XXL MeshComfort™ Seats define ‘comfort’ and flip-up with Silent Teflon Washers so hunters can make full use of the oversized platform. Built with XL Oval Tubing that even a Big Foot would trust! [Read more…]

Lone Wolf introduces new ALPHA TECH 6-PT Fall Arrest System

Lone Wolf Alpha Tech Fall Arrest SystemEdwards, IL – As the industry’s leader in treestand design and innovation, Lone Wolf has always made safety its top priority. For 2012, Lone Wolf has taken this priority one step further and developed the NEW Alpha Tech 6-pt Fall Arrest System. This ingenious 6-pt safety harness takes comfort and convenience to the next level.

“We worked hard to develop a lightweight harness that stayed out of your way during the hunt, but in the worst case scenario, kept you in control of an otherwise uncontrollable situation,” said Lone Wolf President, Jared Schlipf. “We’re proud to offer this American made harness that provides the same level of quality you’ve come to expect from all Lone Wolf products.” [Read more…]

Lone Wolf introduces NEW 16ft Ladder Stick

Lone Wolf Ladder StickEdwards, IL – Catering to the ever-changing needs of the hunting market, Lone Wolf introduces their NEW 16ft Ladder Stick for 2012. Consisting of four individual 4-foot sections that lock together creating a single, 16-foot ladder stick, this new climbing option, weighing in at only 12.5 lb., allows users the added convenience of setting up on the ground prior to tree attachment.

“We know our current climbing sticks are a favorite of mobile hunters nationwide,” said Jared Schlipf, President of Lone Wolf Treestands. “but the new 16 foot Ladder Stick brings a certain level of comfort and convenience that many hunters are looking for without sacrificing the lightweight, mobile design that Lone Wolf is known for. ” [Read more…]

Jury Awards $157 Million in Tree Stand Death

Being that I do not know any of the details of this case, I cannot comment on the points that I have shown below. But, in my opinion we may now be seeing more of these cases in the news, which in-turn will drive the costs of treestands up!  But, I would like to know if the gentleman was wearing his fall restraint properly.

Jurors went beyond what was requested by attorneys and have awarded a Lafayette, Ind., woman $157 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of a tree stand that malfunctioned and caused her husband’s death.

Jurors only deliberated for around an hour before reaching the verdict Tuesday.

Carol Simonton filed the lawsuit in February 2006 after an incident where her husband, Timothy, 42, was found hanging from a tree. He had used the stand to climb the tree while scouting for deer season.

Simonton’s attorney, Mike Phelps, had sought a $100 million award, and was surprised when he learned of the higher amount awarded by jurors. The complaint had sought $6,000 for funeral expenses and $1.5 million for lost wages based on what Timothy Simonton would have earned over 30 years.

Named in the suit were L & L Enterprises of Hattiesburg, Miss., Ol’ Man Tree Stands of Jay, Fla., and TSR Inc. of Pace, Fla. No one representing any of the companies was present for the trial.

The Associated Press left a phone message seeking comment from Ol’ Man Tree Stands and TSR Inc. Wednesday night and spoke to a person named in the suit for L & L, who said he was no longer with the company.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, TSR recalled about 9,000 Ol’ Man tree stands and about 500 replacement pin sets in 2007.

This should be a reminder that, we all should wear our fall restraint/safety harness systems while hanging treestands, sitting in them, climbing in and out of them.  I think that our loved ones would much rather have us arund than the money!