Hang-on stands are the smallest and most agile of stand types. They are meant to be moved multiple times during a season as deer patterns change and are a favorite of archery hunters. They are lighter, quieter, and can be placed in just about any tree. Once the stand is hung, a hunter can slip in and out as quietly as a mouse. But initial set-up is more challenging as they all require some sort of ascent system, such as tree steps or climbing sticks. Typically, they are meant to be placed in advance to allow the area to settle down before hunting. When you need to get truly close, such as hunting with a longbow, a hang-on stand is tough to beat.