Calling 'em deer "stands" is a misnomer. Most of us don't stand; we sit. It'd make more sense to say we were going to climb a tree and hunt out of our deer "seat", which could be a chair, or stool, or board nailed between two branches.
However, we need to accept the fact that we climb and sit down in deer stands. Even the hunting catalogs call 'em deer "stands" so if they're good enough for Cabela's they ought to be good enough for us.