Tree stands elevate you and your hunting season success. Hunting tree stands are pieces of equipment that attach to trees so that hunters can get a bird's eye view of wildlife below. Tree stands are available in 3 basic designs: climbing stands, ladder stands, and hang-on stands. Each has its own function and a hunter should choose the style that best suits his or her needs. Hunting tree stands are available in various weight capacities, and also come in a range of weights, so you'll want to consider the distance you'll be carrying it to set up.