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Old 11-04-2005, 04:51 PM
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passing this along.,,,,,,,,

Over the last week two Michigan Hunters have died falling from their stands. One in Vassar, near Bay City. He was reportedly 35' up and not wearing any safety climbing gear. He leaves a wife and two children.

The other was near Kalamazoo in Van Buren Township. This man, also not wearing and safety climbing gear, fell 16'.

Neither men survived the fall. Make sure you folks are climbing safe, not just hooking in while sitting. Most falls happen while going up or down and the most dangerous point is the transition from the tree to the stand and vice versa.

You should be using a climbing line, just like the rock climbers.
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Old 11-04-2005, 05:03 PM
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Old 11-04-2005, 05:47 PM
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thanks 500, i never hunt w/o saftey devices, i used to, but i have had 2 close calls, both w portable climbers, many many moons ago when i was new to the game, now i know better, thankfully i found out w/o having to suffer too badly, alsofunny how you can break out in a sweat in 20 deg. weather[:-]

wear'em, i dont want to read about any of my buddies in the paper
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Old 11-04-2005, 11:18 PM
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weither you wear one or not,pay attention to what your doing, accidents don't happen, there caused.be safe and good hunting,
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Old 11-05-2005, 08:37 AM
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I'm not satisfied with my harness this year, and haven't been able to find on that "fits" right. To late now to worry about it.

Therefore, I'm taking my treelounge, setting it about 2 feet off the ground, and be happy with it. At least this year, I'll be able to use all the extras I've purchased for the lounge. Like the treenest, shooting rail, camo blind etc.
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