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.

Spring Archery Paddlefishing

When you have some good buddies going after paddlefish with archery equipment you jump at the opportunity to tag along. And speaking of tags, we were able to slap one on a 52" beast of a creature. Side note: These things taste so good it's ridiculous. Oh you know we'll be back.