The tree stand has some split logs (from our firewood pile) nailed up the side of a tree as a makeshift ladder. They aren't painted because it has to be secret so nobody can find them. It also has some limbs off of the Christmas tree to help camouflage it. The top of the deer stand is camouflage burlap. The roof is tall enough that you can stand to throw your spear.
TR thinks that deer hunting in a tree stand requires provisions. Things like snacks, flashlights, walkie talkies, and a stab. A stab is a spear for those of you (like me) who aren't up on hunting terminology.
Once you have all of your supplies, you wait until dusk, climb into your tree stand, and wait for the deer to walk underneath. When a deer finally arrives, you stand up and throw your stab at it, killing it. After it is dead, you take your pirate sword (an old stick that is flat on one end, kind of looking like a pirate cutlass) and cut it up.
I don't know where TR has gotten all of his ideas on deer hunting. I've never hunted out of a tree stand, and I don't think the Cow Boss has either. We don't hunt at night, without tags, or out of season. We are going to have to have a talk with him! ;)