Off-Season Treestand Maintenance Checklist

Spring has arrived, and that means now is the time to ensure your tree stands and climbing sticks remain in safe, operable condition. Here’s a quick checklist to keep you safe.

Removing Stands

We recommend taking all of your stands down in the off-season to ensure the full longevity of all parts and components to your stands. Removing your stands each season and cleaning them up will allow you to properly run through a yearly maintenance checklist and check for damage.

Climbing Sticks

We recommend removing all climbing sticks in the off-season to check straps, hardware, and components, as listed below. Our climbing sticks come with the Tree V-Brackets, which should also be checked for damage or loosening.

Platform & Seat

All of our aluminum cast products come with a Lifetime Warranty, but checking for anything broken or cracked is still important. Contact us if you have a damaged cast, and we will replace the entire stand.


It’s recommended to check the cables that attach the stand platform to the post for any rust, wear, or damage. We recommend replacing cables every two years, depending on how much weather and elements the trees stand has endured.


Straps should be checked annually to ensure they are not frayed, dry-rotted, or damaged by rodents. We recommend replacing straps once a year, especially when left in the elements all season.

Hardware & Accessories

The Offset Bracket and any connections on your stand should be checked to ensure tightness. These parts could become loose over time, so double-checking the tightness of any nuts and bolts is crucial. Nuts and bolts may also rust over time, so we recommend examining each connection for rust.

Plastic hardware, including the VersaButtons, Leveler Knobs, and washers, are subject to wear, depending on the length of time in the elements. Be sure to replace as needed if chewed, worn, or damaged. We offer all replacement parts for our stands on our website.

Storing Stands

Once your stands have been properly inspected, we recommend keeping your stands in a dry location away from UV exposure, wildlife, and the elements to ensure they remain in excellent condition for years to come.