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An open or enclosed platform used by hunters to place themselves at an elevated height above the terrain. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A hunting stand (or  tree stand) is an open or enclosed platform used by hunters to place themselves at an elevated height above the terrain.

How to map

Place a node node and add a tag amenity=hunting_stand to it.

Tags used in combination

  • shelter=yes - hunting stand has a roof
  • height=* - height (number without m)
  • direction=* - field of view
  • hide=yes/no - enclosed stands that almost look like a shed
  • lockable=yes - is it lockable?
  • ladder=yes - does it have ladder? (maybe unnecessary, implied by raised=yes/no)
  • raised=yes/no - is it raised over terrain or is it on earth level only?

Differentiation by design:

Combination of amenity=hunting_stand with

  • hunting_stand=tree_stand or tree=yes - hunting stand placed on a tree
  • hunting_stand=hide - hunting stand on an earth level
  • hunting_stand=raised_hide or raised=yes - (locked) raised enclosed hunting stand
  • hunting_stand=grouse_butt - a traditional type used for driven grouse shooting in the British Isles. Usually a semi-circular or horseshoe shaped wall made of stone or turves. It encloses the shooter and possibly a loader. Usually arranged in lines. Some less traditional designs may also be seen. NOTE: these can be mapped as ways.


Additional tags which should not be used:

blind=yes - hunting stand is masked — please use hide instead, blind collides with tagging for the blind, see OSM for the blind.
lock=yes/no - hunting stand is lockable — there is a conflict with lock=*

See also

These structures are very similar or identical in construction and differ mostly by function: