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Old 09-22-2005, 07:31 AM
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Many places have started their bow seasons with others about to start. I just wanted to remind everyone to use caution when using tree stands. I read somewhere that there is a 1 in 4 chance that tree stand hunters will have a fall sometime in their lives. I started to use the newer style harness system and won't sit in a stand without a safety belt. Just something to remind everyone that safety comes first.
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:04 AM
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I couldnt agree with you more thanks for reminded us all, sometimes alot of people just overlook that every year
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:58 AM
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1 in 3 will fall in their hunting careers.
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:04 AM
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1 in 3 will fall in their hunting careers.
And 75% of those falls will happen climbing into out out of the tree. Be secured at all times.

This will be the first year my partner and myself will be using a rock climbing ascender to get into and out of the tree.
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:04 AM
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Has anyone here fallen???
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:36 AM
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Do you think, with the statistics of 1 in 4, or 1 in 3, that the government would ever step in and make stand hunting illegal on public land?I ask because the government never seems slow in stepping in elsewhere to protect us from ourselves- i.e. seatbelts, helmet laws, etc.

I doubt it, personally, but thought I would see what you all think.
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:41 AM
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I don't even want to get started on seatbelt, helmet, etc laws. Completely ridiculous!!!!!
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Old 09-22-2005, 01:01 PM
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"Do you think, with the statistics of 1 in 4, or 1 in 3, that the government would ever step in and make stand hunting illegal on public land?I ask because the government never seems slow in stepping in elsewhere to protect us from ourselves- i.e. seatbelts, helmit laws, etc."

Man, don't even give them that idea. If the liability trend continues, then it will happen.
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