When it comes to bowhunting white-tailed deer, hang-on treestands are one of the best ways to stack the odds in your favor. They are lightweight, portable, and compact, and when hung in advance of a hunt make slipping in and out of your stand virtually noiseless. But hang-on stands have one disadvantage: They require a separate climbing system. Fortunately, there are a plethora of options for ascending safely and quietly, ranging from modern climbing sticks to traditional screw-in steps. Here’s how to know which system is right for you.