Hunter Safety System
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Ala., Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, safe and effective treestand hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, write: The Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll free 877-296-3528; or visit the company website at www.huntersafetysystem.com.
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DANVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 9, 2017) — Hunter Safety System, the industry leader in tree stand safety, continues to set the industry standard in treestand harness technology with the addition of ElimiShield® Scent Control Technology. Hunter Safety System is now offering four of its most popular safety harnesses with the most revolutionary approach to controlling human odor at the source before it forms: ElimiShield® Technology. By pretreating the Hybrid, Elite, Crossbow and Contour harnesses with ElimiShield® during the manufacturing process, a bond is formed that has more than a 99-percent proven effective rate of controlling odor even after 50 commercial washes.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Dec. 2, 2016) —Hanging a ladder stand sounds pretty simple. But doing it properly by keeping safety first and foremost isn’t always the way it is done. That’s why Hunter Safety System, the company dedicated to saving hunters’ lives, has launched a new instructional video specifically on this topic on the popular video-sharing website, YouTube.
DANVILLE, Ala. (, 2016) — The team at Hunter Safety System would like to remind hunters that this month is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month. Treestand accidents continue to be the leading cause of serious injury and death among hunters.
DANVILLE, Ala. (June 6, 2016) — The team at Hunter Safety System, the company dedicated to saving hunters’ lives, is pleased to announce the award-winning television show, “Heartland Bowhunter” has joined the HSS family.
DANVILLE, Ala. (June 6, 2016) — As crossbow hunting continues to gain popularity across the country, today Hunter Safety System announced the introduction of a new harness specifically designed to address the unique set of challenges that are associated with safely hunting with a crossbow from a treestand. The new HSS Crossbow Harness answers all those challenges in a stylish, comfortable and affordable harness.
DANVILLE, Ala. (April 26, 2016) — Hanging stands just got a whole lot easier. Avid hunters know that a successful hunting season starts well before the opening day. That is why the engineers at Hunter Safety System have designed the first and only treestand harness for use during the pre-season. The new HSS Hanger harness is a utility safety harness that features deep utility pockets to carry tools, steps, snips, saws, HSS-LIFELINEs™ and other gear needed for the pre-season preparation. The HSS Hanger allows you to safely put in many days of hard work in the field without worrying about adding sweat, body odors, gasoline, oil or bug spray to your hunting harness.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 14, 2016) — Hunter Safety System has reached a milestone this year, celebrating 15 years in business. The company continues to remain true to the original dream of its founders John Wydner, Jerry Wydner and Jim Barta of making every treestand hunting experience as safe as possible. Since 2001, the company has grown from the three owners working part-time to launch one safety harness to a company with 18 employees and more than twenty different product offerings.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 29, 2015) — IFurther expanding access to product information through the most popular web destination, Hunter Safety System has announced that it is launching its own channel on YouTube. The site will be available at: http://www.youtube.com/HunterSafetySystemTV.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 18, 2015) — In response to customer demand, Hunter Safety System now offers a LIFELINE that accommodated stands up to 44 feet high. The new LIFELINE 42 is ideal for hunters that are filming their hunt and need to have a cameraman in a higher stand and for those hunters that like to hunt from higher locations.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Aug. 3, 2015) — Hunter Safety System, the company dedicated to saving hunters’ lives, will be a sponsor of Michael Waddell’s “Bone Collector” show beginning with the third and fourth quarter of 2015.
DANVILLE, Ala. (July 1, 2015) — Hunter Safety System, the company dedicated to saving hunters’ lives, launched a new advertising campaign today titled “Don’t Worry Dad.” The campaign highlights the seriousness of treestand hunting and the importance of using the proper equipment. The campaign’s first ad features the new HSS Reflective LifeLine.
DANVILLE, Ala. (June 15, 2015) — Staying warm on those cold bitter mornings has just gotten a little easier with the introduction of Hunter Safety System’s newly redesigned Muff-Pak. This ergonomic pack is fleece-lined for warmth in extremely cold weather conditions and has an adjustable belt design for a comfortable, personalized fit for every hunter. Carefully crafted elastic cuffs keep warmth inside the Muff-Pak and the cold out.
DANVILLE, Ala. (May 4, 2015) —With the introduction of the new Bow and Gear Hoist, HSS has addressed the issue of how to safely, silently and quickly get a bow or other gear into a treestand. The Bow and Gear Hoist is lightweight, easy-to-use and virtually tangle free, as there are no ropes or cords to contend with.
DANVILLE, Ala. (April 27, 2015) —J. Scott Olmsted, editor in chief of the American Hunter presented his magazine’s inaugural Women’s Innovation Product of the Year Golden Bullseye Award to Hunter Safety System President Jerry Wydner for the lady’s Contour safety harness during the Golden Bullseye ceremony at the 144th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, April 10.
DANVILLE, Ala. (April 7, 2015) — Hunter Safety System, the company dedicated to saving hunters’ lives, has named hunting legend Jesse Morehead to the position of director of industry relations. In his new position, Morehead will be responsible for expanding Hunter Safety System’s hunter education program, educational programs on treestand safety, creating a certified-outfitter program and working with all of the company’s industry partners. He will report directly to Jerry Wydner, HSS president.
DANVILLE, Ala. (March 23, 2015) — Hunter Safety System has designed a pair of foldable, self-tapping treestand gear hooks that conveniently hold essential hunting equipment, keeping everything easily within reach. The single-folding Talon and the triple-level Crow’s Foot are the newest introductions to the HSS Elite accessory line, which create a multi-level workspace within the stand.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Feb. 17, 2015) — Hunter Safety System has designed a pair of foldable, self-tapping treestand gear hooks that conveniently hold essential hunting equipment, keeping everything easily within reach. The single-folding Talon and the triple-level Crow’s Foot are the newest introductions to the HSS Elite accessory line, which create a multi-level workspace within the stand.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 28, 2015) — Hunter Safety System continues to set the standard in hunter safety products with the introduction of its new HSS-LIFELINE. Incorporating a woven-in reflective strip that makes locating a treestand in the dark as simple and quick as pressing a flashlight switch, the LIFELINE also houses its Recon Carabiner in a new sound-dampening Cow Bell Cover for absolute stealth while climbing and hunting.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 7, 2015) — The HSS-Hybrid quickly became one of the most popular safety harnesses in the Hunter Safety System lineup after its introduction in 2012. The company has taken the Hybrid design to a new level by incorporating its Flex Technology into the upper portion of the harness to create the all-new HSS-Hybrid Flex. The Hybrid Flex is extremely comfortable to wear, and it offers hunters unrestricted freedom of movement in the upper body combined with the functionality of a multi-pocketed vest on the lower portion for the best of both worlds.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 29, 2014) — Just in time for the peak of hunting season, Hunter Safety System announces the launch of its new mobile app, “Buck Spotter,” available on iTunes and Google Play. This new app has been specifically created to allow users to stay connected with other hunters, as well as find locations to hunt. This app is right on target for the avid hunter and is available free as a download.
DANVILLE, Ala. (June 30, 2014) — Hunter Safety System is pleased to announce that it will be the title sponsor of the new show, "Buttermilk Creek" that will debut on July 7th on the Pursuit Channel. Named after the body of water that runs through the family farm of show host, Carson Koury, this new show will take viewers into the wilderness and waters of North America in pursuit of deer, bear, turkey, elk, moose and fresh and saltwater fish species.
DANVILLE, Ala. (June 9, 2014) — For hunters who enjoy both archery and gun seasons, Hunter Safety System has announced the introduction of the new NRA-licensed Patriot safety vest. This stylish, reversible harness features Realtree Xtra® on one side and blaze orange on the other to allow hunters to use the same harness throughout the entire hunting season.
DANVILLE, Ala. (April 23, 2014) — Hunter Safety System, the company dedicated to saving lives, has announced a partnership with ScoutLook, the industry leading provider of high-powered weather tools and high-class content for hunters. HSS will utilize all of ScoutLook’s proven digital media platforms, which include website, apps, e-newsletter, Facebook, and “Shot of the Week” video series, to inform hunters about the importance of treestand safety.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Feb. 25, 2014) — Hunter Safety System continues to set the standard in fashionable safety harnesses for today’s lady hunters. The new lady’s Contour has been designed to look more like a fashionable garment than a harness, yet it meets and/or exceeds all safety standards set by the Treestand Manufacturers Association.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 23, 2014) — Hunter Safety System, the company that has brought the best features, comfort, performance and style to treestand harnesses, now offers the lightest weight, most flexible harness to hit the market, the new Ultra-Lite Flex. Named for the freedom of movement it gives the hunter, the HSS Ultra-Lite Flex features a series of individual hexagons that allow padded comfort and unprecedented flexibility in any direction the hunter may twist or turn.
DANVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 26, 2013) — Hunter Safety System receives a steady stream of survivor letters throughout each hunting season, but the folks there have noticed a trend in the increasing number of letters received in preseason months. One recent letter serves as a stark reminder that treestand accidents aren’t limited to hunting season and that a TMA-approved safety harness needs to be used every time your feet leave the ground.
DANVILLE, Ala. (July 29, 2013) — Hunter Safety System, the industry leader in treestand safety equipment, announced today it has hired Kelly Porter as a new graphic designer to provide various web and print design services and work with the marketing team to meet all company creative needs. The position is effective immediately..
DANVILLE, Ala. (May 20, 2013) — Hunter Safety System, the leader in treestand safety, is now offering its new ultra-versatile three-pack Tactical Bag gear-storage system for Hunter Safety System harnesses. Originally designed to provide extra storage space for the company’s Ultra-Lite and Ultra-Lite X-Treme safety harnesses, the Tactical Bag’s MOLLE-spec attachment system allows them to be used on any harness or vest with up to 2-plus-inch webbing.
DANVILLE, Ala. (February 25, 2013) — HHunter Safety System, the leader in treestand safety, announced today that the company’s Facebook page has exceeded 300,000 “likes” on the popular social networking site. As a thank you for setting this milestone, HSS will reward fans by giving away one Hunter Safety System harness and a Lifeline each day for the next two weeks. This Facebook thank you will kick off Sunday, April 28 and concludes Saturday, May 11.
DANVILLE, Ala. (February 25, 2013) — Hunter Safety System, the leader in treestand safety gear, has partnered with Mathews Bows and Lost Camo to create the new HSS-Ultralite Lost safety harness that will be available exclusively within the Mathews extensive independent dealer base.
DANVILLE, Ala. (February 5, 2013) — Hunter Safety System has always been known for its innovative designs in safety harnesses, and for 2013, HSS has continued this tradition with the complete redesign of the TreeStalker harness. The new TreeStalker II has been reengineered to be lighter, safer and more comfortable than previous models—all without increasing the price.
New Hunter Safety System ELITE Vest Raises the Bar on Safety and Design Among Treestand Safety Harnesses
DANVILLE, Ala. (December 11, 2012) — Hunter Safety System has introduced the HSS-Elite Series vest, a newly engineered treestand safety harness that perfectly fuses the elements of form and function in a high-performance zippered vest. The Elite bucks the notion that, in order to save your life, safety vests have to be bulky, uncomfortable and seriously lacking in the fashion department. Weighing less than 3 lbs., the fully featured Elite is surely destined to become a favorite for all-season hunting.
DANVILLE, Ala. (October 17, 2012) –In its continued effort to stay on the cutting edge of online product information dissemination, Hunter Safety System has hired The Long Reach Agency, a leading digital advertising agency, to handle all of the company’s online marketing activities. Redesigning the HSS website was the first project that The Long Reach Agency embarked upon. The newly launched website optimizes search engine marketing and incorporates analytic tools and processes to measure the effectiveness of online, print and television media advertising in order to best serve HSS customers.
DANVILLE, Ala. (June 5, 2012) –Get ready for one of the most innovative consumer giveaway programs to hit the Internet. Hunter Safety System, the industry leader in treestand safety equipment, will launch a 12-week giveaway program starting July 16th. Weekly winners of the Hunter Safety System 12 Weeks of Hunting Giveaway will walk away with fabulous prizes ranging from hunts to autographed guitars, sports memorabilia to bows and much more. Some weeks even have multiple prizes for more than one winner.
Protect Your Life and Your Wallet – Hunter Safety System Offers A New Lifeline Three-Pack For Safety And Value
DANVILLE, Ala. (March 19, 2012) –Year after year, treestand-related falls account for more injuries, permanent disabilities, and deaths among hunters across the country than any other hunting accident. Most often these accidents occur when climbing into and out of a stand and statistics show that during these times is when the hunter is most susceptible to injury or death. To protect the hunter during these potentially dangerous situations, Hunter Safety System introduced the HSS Lifeline system and now, this popular item is available in a 3-Pack! So now there’s no excuse not to use a Hunter Safety System every time someone takes to the stand.
DANVILLE, Ala. (February 24, 2012) –Taking someone hunting is not only fun, but now it is safer than ever, thanks to Hunter Safety System’s new Lifeline Plus. Two attachment points on the popular Lifeline system allow for two hunters to safely go from ground to the stand and back down again.
DANVILLE, Ala. (January 27, 2012) –Hunter Safety System, the industry leader in treestand safety equipment, has introduced the HSS Hybrid vest. The Hybrid combines the best of both the full-featured HSS Pro Series vest and the lightweight, streamlined HSS Ultra Lite X-Treme vest to deliver the perfect balance of form and function.
DANVILLE, Ala. (September 22, 2011) –Hunter Safety System, the industry leader in safety vests, harnesses and related products, is pleased to be a supporter of the Kids Gone Hunting Foundation, Inc. This non-profit organization creates DVDs of kids-only hunting, hosted by kids and distributed free to kids. The first two that were launched featured several hunts by kids and was hosted by a team of youngsters who will be returning to host the new Friends Edition that Hunter Safety System will help to sponsor.
DANVILLE, Ala. (May 16, 2011) – Hunter Safety System has dedicated itself to saving lives for a decade, and now the company is making it easier than ever to help you save your own. Just take 15 minutes to review the brand-new treestand safety course slideshow, online and free of charge. This self-paced safety course is simple, easy to navigate and offers important hunter safety tips that could save your life. And, it is the only online treestand course that meets all guidelines set by the Treestand Manufacture’s Association (TMA).
HSS Offers Two-Pack Of Locking Carabiners
DANVILLE, Ala. (March 1, 2011) – Adding to its lineup of great hunting accessories, Hunter Safety System announced today the availability of a two-pack of locking carabiners. Made of lightweight, high-tensile-strength aluminum, these carabiners have a strength rating of 5,600 pounds with the screwgate in its locked position. These carabiners are ideal for many uses such as replacements for HSS Lineman’s Climbing Straps, Life Lines, Quick Connect Straps and Rope Style Tree Straps.
HSS Pro Series Now Available in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity
DANVILLE, Ala. (February 7, 2011) – Hunter Safety System is pleased to announce that its most popular harness, the HSS-600 Pro Series, is now available in the popular Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camouflage pattern.
HSS Introduces The Lady Pro Series Being Safe Never Felt—Or Looked—So Good
DANVILLE, Ala. (January 24, 2011) – To address the unique needs of the ever-increasing number of women hunters taking to treestands, Hunter Safety System has introduced a new line of safety vests designed just for them, the new Lady Pro Series. These new top-of-the-line safety harnesses offer all the safety features of the regular Pro Series HSS vest but with refinements specifically designed with the female physique in mind. A sleeker cut and tailored fit, provides for superior comfort. It is sure to be a hit with women hunters.
Taking The Hunter Safety System Ultra Lite Harness To The X-TREME
DANVILLE, Ala. (January 11, 2011) – In response to high customer demand, Hunter Safety System is pleased to announce the expansion of the popular Ultra Lite harness line with the introduction of the Ultra Lite X-TREME. The new Ultra Lite X-TREME offers the same popular design as the Ultra Lite with a few added features.
A Decade Of Saving Lives, Hunter Safety System Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
DANVILLE, Ala. (January 3, 2011) – When Hunter Safety System opened its doors a decade ago, a new category in the sporting goods industry was born: the safety harness. The idea behind the company back then was to make everyone’s treestand hunting experience as safe as possible, and that idea is still the primary motivation today.
Danville, Ala. (September 29, 2010) — Hunter Safety System is committed to providing treestand hunters with the highest quality safety products on the market. In keeping with those commitments to safety, HSS announced an immediate voluntary recall of the carabineers that were included with the new HSS 300 Ultra Lite Harness.