SCOUT Platform

MSRP: $95.99
Your Price: $85.99
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The SCOUT Platform

Weight - 15oz

Our new SHIKAR sticks have an optional “scout” platform that can replace a step in the sticks. The “scout “ just adds an additional 8 ounces to the already super light 24 ounce stick. The scout was designed for that serious long haul minimalist hunter that wants to get to the woods and in a tree carrying as little extra weight as possible. Simply remove lock but, knob and step. Install the “scout” in place of step install knob and lock nut. The platform is designed to fold just as the step does to minimize space for packing

Looking for a specific configuration of the SHIKAR lightweight climbing sticks & SCOUT? Give us a call and customer order yours today! (580)-541-3794

LIGHTWEIGHT SHIKAR Saddle Hunting Sticks

Weighing at only 24oz (Climbing Stick) they're the lightest climbing sticks the industry has to offer. You'll barely notice the weight on your pack.

VERSATILE Saddle Hunting Sticks

The “SHIKAR” is setting new standards in both Compatibility and Function. With the ability to rotate standoffs up to 90 degrees, you can mount them on any tree making your tree selection for saddle hunting a breeze.

SHIKAR Tree Stand Climbing Stick Specifications

  • 100% American Made
  • Each stick weighs 24oz (without attachment method)
  • 300LB weight rating
  • 17 1/8 inches step to step
  • Offered in both single and double steps
  • Double step sticks are 27” when folded
  • Single step sticks are 23” when folded
  • Width of steps are 4.5” to center of stick
  • Rugged no slip design on steps
  • Each stick has a built-in aider attachment hole located at the bottom of the stick
  • Variety of attachment methods available
  • Optional platform available (The Scout) adds only 8oz to the stick.

Advantages Of Saddle Hunting

  • Extremely Lightweight Tree Saddles: Tree Saddles are lightweight, making you more mobile. Perfect for the Public Land Owner! Our new lightweight saddle hunting steps make climbing a breeze too. At 24 ounces, we offer some of the lightest saddle hunting steps on the market.
  • Little to no noise: With a tree saddle, you don’t get the noise typically associated with pulling up tree stands. 
  • Hunters Safety: While there have been lots of hunters who have fallen from conventional tree stands, when saddle hunting you are tethered to the tree from the moment you leave the ground until you step back on it after the hunt, making it almost impossible to fall.
  • Affordable: While some of our saddle hunting platforms may be a tad more expensive than some traditional tree stands, you only need 1 saddle hunting platform. Gone are the days of needing multiple stands for multiple sets. Save time and money saddle hunting.


All Canada orders will be shipped via USPS and charged $75 up front to cover the fluctuating cost of shipping. Once your order ships we will refund you the difference! So if your order cost $55 to ship then we will refund you $20! Contact us if you would prefer another shipment method!

Warranty Information
Out On A Limb MFG warranties all products against manufacturing defects. Products NOT manufactured by Out On A Limb MFG and Straps are NOT covered by the Out On A Limb MFG warranty. If you have any issues with your products, please fill out our warranty claim form and we will be in touch shortly.
20 Reviews
  • 5

    Scout Platform on Muddy Stick

    Published by Jungo Sato on 18th Apr 2021

    To try out one sticking, I purchases Scout for my muddy stick. I had to scrap off the coating to fit it but its nice and tight now. Very easy to climb with this and comfortable for a long sit.

  • 5

    Bolt on scout platform (flat)

    Published by Shannon G on 11th Apr 2021

    Put this on a muddy pro that I cut to 15”. With a 3 step aider . Awesome for a one stick option.

  • 5

    the Scout

    Published by Galen Plummer on 30th Nov 2020

    im new to the saddle hunting game but loved the idea of being spontaneous. in the woods of maine you need to be able to move with deer and their feeding patterns and the Shikars with the Scout allows me to do just that. they bite hard and fast to the tree and the Scout has a great angle, its light, and comfortable for its size.

  • 5

    Great decision

    Published by K Nezat on 26th Oct 2020

    The quality and finish are second to none! Exactly what I was looking for to add to the rest of my DIY stick platform. The angle is perfect for comfort while leaning.

  • 5

    The scout

    Published by John Johnson on 27th Sep 2020


  • 5


    Published by Michael Clem on 11th Jul 2020

    This being my first year in the saddle everything is quite new to me. I also have the Ridge Runner and Shikar sticks I haven’t tried any other way but can’t imagine a better climbing system and platform to stand on. I put the scout on my last stick which I even up with RR to give me easier maneuverability around tree. Works great!!!! Thanks to Matt for responding to a comment I put on a saddle group when I was first looking to get involved with saddle hunting. From what I see for sale on saddle hunting classifieds I think I made the best choice 1st to go with OOAL products.

  • 5


    Published by Cody Passmore on 9th Jul 2020

    Excellent idea, perfect for me. I don't need the bulk of a big platform.

  • 3

    Scout Platform

    Published by Al Fagan on 11th May 2020

    A solid built product. With the minor stick wobble, and small size of the platform, I may stick to a more "traditional" saddle platform. Definitely has it's place in the minimalist world!

  • 5

    The scout gets it done

    Published by Toot on 29th Apr 2020

    For the run and gun hunter it doesn’t get much better than the shikars with a scout on top. Thanks for your products

  • 5

    Scout platform

    Published by T Franklin on 6th Mar 2020

    I was worried about it stacking with the other three sticks but it was not an issue at all. Very solid and there angle is perfect for comfort.

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