For that reason, every year at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, I stop whenever I see treestands on display. Even though I own a few dozen hang-on stands and a half-dozen ladders (I bowhunt whitetails on private land in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin), I’m always ready to try something new if I think it’ll help me sit longer and more comfortably.
This year at SHOT I stopped by the Rivers Edge booth and fell in love with the new Big Foot XL (Model RE551). I own a couple of older model Rivers Edge hang-on stands and they’ve served me well through the years, but I could tell immediately that this new design was something special.
The video below does a great job describing the many features of the new treestand. Watch and learn.
MODEL RE551 SPECIFICATIONS
- Platform size: 37.5 x 24 inches
- Seat dimensions: 22 x 12 inches
- Seat height: 21.5 inches
- Weight: 22 pounds
- Capacity: 300 pounds
- Tree diameter: 8 to 20 inches
- Full-body harness included
- MSRP : $99.99
The Model RE551 Big Foot XL treestand is so new you probably won’t find it on retail shelves for a while, but be sure to check it out later this spring and summer. Click here to find a store near you.
P.S. Did you know North American Hunter has an online store?