Check out this very old deer stand. Have you ever climbed up in one similar to this?
Where my husband and I hunted was on Anderson-Tully land it was under a wildlife management program and you could not put nails in the trees. I have hunted out of box stands, tripods, lean-up stands with a chain around a tree to lock-in-place and some stands tied down with rope. Now they make all kinds of stands on the ground and one recently at a sports center that looked like a real tree stump! We also have a one-man stand but not particular fond of hunting out of it.
What kind of deer stand do you hunt out of?