“Jack, we love our stands! We have them on two farms, all the models.
Thanks and good luck with the upcoming season!”
“The Family Tradition Lock-Ons, Ladderstands and Tripods are the most comfortable and durable stands I have ever used. I was sitting in your Lock-On when I harvested this buck of a lifetime.”
Kevin Knighton, Co-Host of The Backwoods Life, sent over these pictures stating that he “had to break out the comfy seats to hand out Halloween candy, Backwoods style!”. As Jeff would say, you might be a redneck if…
You’ve got to love these guys!
“I am a 6ft tall, 240lb hunter that looks for 2 things in a treestand. Safety and comfort! I have been hunting out of Family Tradition Treestands for a while now and they are without a doubt the best I have ever seen. It is the only stand I recommend and we proudly put the Backwoods Life TV name behind them. Nothing matches the safety, comfort, and quality. Get your own Family Tradition treestand and start living the ‘backwoods life’!”
“Family Tradition stands are simply the best made for people of any size, especially us big guys. I’m 6’3” and over 250 pounds and feel more comfortable in the Family Tradition stands than any I have ever hunted in. Thank you all for making top quality products with hunters of all sizes in mind. Simply the best!”
Industry legend Claude Pollington, “The Whitetail Wizard”, has a new autobiography. The owner of C.P. Oneida Eagle Bows and the Buck Pole Deer Ranch is one of the most respected bowmen around having been a shooter since 1952 when he got his first longbow.
Mr. Pollington has personally been using our stands for a few years now on his ranch. Much like Mr. Pollington and Oneida Eagle, we purchased Family Tradition Treestands because we loved the products so much. We’re darn proud that he chose to have the official photo for his new book taken in one of our ladder stands!
We were on hand, taking our own pictures, while the author shot the official pictures to go along with the new book.
“When my pal Jeff Foxworthy first raved to me about Family Tradition Treestands being the best he’d ever seen, I had my doubts … but no more! After using them all over the country on The Bucks of Tecomate TV show hunts, I’m a believer. I have tried about every type and make of deer stand known to man, but I have never seen anything that could match Family Tradition Treestands for comfort, quality, durability and design! These things are awesome! No more sitting in the stand thinking of ways to improve them; Jack Turner and his crew have already built them the way a serious all-day trophy hunter would want them made! Whether you’re looking for ladder stands, lock-on’s or tripods, Family Tradition has a model that will get the job done year after year in perfect comfort and safety. No, they aren’t the cheapest stands out there; they are, as Jeff said, simply the BEST! And, all of us on The Bucks of Tecomate are proud to claim Family Tradition as our treestand of choice!”
“I have always known that Family Tradition made an incredible ladder stand, recently I found out they make the best lock-on’s on the market. That’s coming from a guy that hangs an average of seventy stands a year!”
“Jack, I know we spoke briefly today over the phone but I wanted to shoot you an email as a follow-up.
As I told you today, the HD/HO Lock-On’s and HOL/20 Lock-On Ladder arrived in my warehouse today. After taking one of the Lock-On’s out of the box I truly was impressed with the craftsmanship of these and I could not be more sincere when I say that. When I returned home I hung one of the stands on a tree in my backyard and it confirmed my initial thoughts. After putting the stand up, I did everything I could to get that stand to squeak, creek and come free from the tree………and I could not get it to do any of these things. Likewise with the HOL/20 Ladders.
Conclusion: This is a professional, well built tree stand and ladder that is not intended for the part time hunter. Your HD/HO Lock-On is a serious piece of equipment and until tonight I never fully realized there was such a stand and ladder on the market. I own many hang on tree stands but nothing comes close to your HD/HO…..the demand has been met! I look forward to spending time in your stands in the coming weeks. Very nice!!”
“Family Tradition Treestands are by far some of the most comfortable and best built deer stands that I have ever used in my 35 years of deer hunting. Their stands make me a better hunter because I can spend more quality time in the stand. More quality time in the stand greatly increases my chances of harvesting that trophy-of-a-lifetime!”
“Having been a bowhunter for almost 35 years I have hunted out of most every treestand available. As far as treestands are concerned, I have seen and used the “good, bad and ugly”. When it comes to treestands, FAMILY TRADITION TREESTANDS™ are the best available. Secure, durable and dependable are just a few words that describe what you get when you purchase a treestand from FAMILY TRADITIONS. Remember, your life hangs in the balance!”
“Being over 300 pounds and afraid of heights you would think that treestand hunting and I don’t mix. Well that was true until I found and tested the Family Tradition Treestands. Not only was it sturdy enough for me, it is also the most comfortable stand I have ever spent time in. Simply put, this stand is quiet, rock solid, and is as comfy as your living room chair. It certainly will become a Family Tradition in my deer camp!”
Former Michigan State and NBA center Mike Peplowski stopped in to pick up some stands. The 7 footer knows where to go when he wants to buy the best stands in the industry!
Travis “T-Bone” Turner of Realtree video fame stopped by our booth recently to tell us how much he loves using Family Tradition Treestands! Travis has been using our stands for a decade, long before co-starring in the Bone Collector with Michael Waddell.
We met Rock & Roller Steve Farris while exhibiting at the national QDMA convention a few years back. He’s a great guy and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more committed waterfowl hunter than Steve, he’s heavily involved with DU.
Steve ended up with a couple of Family Tradition single tripods on one his Nebraska farms, looking to take his whitetail hunting to another level. After shooting this giant 197 6/8″ buck he told us he’s “now a deer-crazy nut. I wish I could say I took him from your tremendous tripods (which I hunted every morning due to their great location for morning activity), but I actually got him in the afternoon from a ground blind.”
It’s all good, welcome to the Family!
Steve just sent us this picture of a terrific Elk he shot on one of his farms in Nebraska. Drawing the tag is once-in-a-lifetime and he shot it out of one of our tripods.
Tony Hansen joined the Family after trying our Lock-On. Wait until he hunts out of our main line of products, the Ladder Stands. He’ll be a convert with those as well!
“I’m very serious about my hunting and I simply won’t allow inferior products to hinder my success or risk my personal safety. I’ve tried just about every stand on the market. My search for that perfect treestand is over. The Family Tradition Treestands Lock-On is the best I’ve ever used. It’s big, stable and comfortable. The ratchet straps are the best I’ve ever seen used on a stand. I trust my life and my success on it. I will and have been recommending them to anyone and everyone that hunts.”
Tony Hansen, Editor, Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine
Claude Pollington, the “Whitetail Wizard” and owner of C.P. Oneida Eagle Bows, took a moment at the Michigan Bow Hunters Association Rendezvous to look over our line of stands for his 1,200 acre ranch. We’ve been delivering stands to both his property and archery shop located in Marion, Michigan ever since!
I just wanted to drop you guys a note to say how much I have enjoyed Family Tradition Treestands! They are the best built stands I have ever used. They are user friendly and I would recommend them to anyone!
I work with big deer properties across the US and I recommend Family Tradition Tree Stands to all of my clients. On a 2009 hunt in Nebraska I put up a Family Tradition tripod stand a month before the hunt and in haste did not do a good job at securing it. While I was gone a terrible wind storm turned the stand over. When I found it before daylight on opening morning I knew I had only one choice so my cameraman and I turned it back upright and I climbed aboard. Later that day I took a nice 140 class whitetail (left) on a full run from the stand and we captured it on video. These are really great stands that are built like tanks!”
It’s been a whirlwind since our purchase of Family Tradition Treestands in 2005. Our intention all along was take the “The best stand for your Buck!” national and it looks like we’re now well on our way!
Shortly after purchasing their first stands for his ranch in Georgia we got a call stating that Mr. Foxworthy just loved our stands. Since then he got involved with friend and industry mogul Mr. David Morris in rolling out a new show, The Bucks of Tecomate. We were thrilled to get a call from Mr. Morris stating that they wanted to use our stands on the highest rated show on Versus! While our competitors were beating down their doors for this opportunity Mr. Foxworthy insisted that they should pursue a partnership with Family Tradition Treestands!
We recently found out that Hollywood uses them too! During the course of filming the movie Grey Skies in northern Michigan the producers found they needed to be elevated on a large and steady platform. Thankfully we had a dealer a few miles away and they purchased one of our Double Tripods! Producer and Actress Stacy Jorgensen was kind enough to get us a photo.
( Left Bruce Ellis-Executive Producer )
( Right, Greg Gross-Locations Management, Housing, & Catering )