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.

Each of us has a unique story. These unique experiences in the woods, the mountains, and the waterways means we each have a unique perspective to offer. This one is mine. 

I grew up a small town boy in the heart of the Midwest. A self-taught hunter, I've learned my fair share of lessons the hard way. I hope to share some of those lessons with you through my work. Hopefully you'll be entertained along the way. I appreciate you stopping by to check out the page. I'd love it if you joined me on this journey. Follow along on social: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

I enjoy hunting game of all sorts, though my passion is whitetail deer. I love the challenge of drawing big game in close that goes along with bowhunting. Heaven on Earth for me is sitting 15' off the ground in the woods, bow in hand, with a clear mind so my thoughts can wander. Most of the articles and writing you'll find on this site is the result of that mind wandering. I hope you enjoy the articles and ideas shared on this site. Hopefully we'll all learn a thing or two while we're at it. 

I'd love to work together. For media inquiries, please see the ways you can get into contact below.



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