Tree Stand Diaries

Writing the story one adventure at a time.

Welcome to Tree Stand Diaries, the home page of outdoor writer and author, Reid Vander Veen. Reid is an average outdoorsman who's version of paradise is sitting silenty 15' high in the woods, bow in hand. Tree Stand Diaries has become an outlet and a community to share stories, ideas, and all the things we love about the outdoors.

Ever seen a buck with upper canine teeth?

This 2017 buck from South Dakota makes an incredibly rare trophy. According to QDMA, well below 1% of whitetail deer have upper canine teeth. A possible throwback to when deer were carnivorous? We'll see. Watch Wide Open Spaces for a feature on this unique phenomena. 

"I get asked all the time, where did you get that hat? I need to order a couple more because I wear this one all the time." - Customer S.H.