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Ever fall out of your stand?

Old 12-18-2005, 06:09 AM
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I was talking to a gentleman the other day, who has hunted for years/all his life, & he got dizzy for about 30-45 seconds & fell out of his stand. He was in the hospital & is now back to hunting again.

I'm just wondering if I'd ever want to be in a tree stand. I fell out of a tree when I was in grade school, but I didn't get hurt b/c I was sitting on wood.
Just curious.
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:31 AM
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I sure did {Kind of} I was in Virginia hunting at Fort AP Hill. A man directed me to use his stand...which was in an awesome location. It was a fixed home made wooden stand. I had my 12 guage and started u p the tree....when all of a sudden the wooden step broke, I quickly tossed the 12 guage and my weight went down the tree my side cut open wide from the rusty nail. I had driven a long way and decided to stay.I scraped leaves away from an oak tree and sat cross legged indian style. I heard another hunter down the road slam his truck door. It was now day light. Then I heard what I thought was him walking noisily through the woods. I turned and saw an enormous monster buck. Huge. My first time and only time I had buck fever. I wa amazed at the size of the deer and his massive rack. Also sitting indian style I was afraid to move. In 4 seconds the biggest deer I've ever seen in real life was gone.
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:12 AM
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i've missed the last step before, lol...but no i have never fallen out of it...Thank God
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:42 AM
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Sure have, that's why I only hunt from the ground!! Thank God for Double Bull blinds
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Old 12-18-2005, 11:24 AM
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My cousin fell out of his stand. His feet hit on each side of a log and it sprained both ankles. It is a valuable lesson about one of the many dangers of getting stoned while you are deer hunting.
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Old 12-18-2005, 11:42 AM
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Never have fallen out, but have had a step on the ladder break. I did knock my muzzleloader out of my stand one time. It fell butt first about 25' to the ground. As I was diving around to the side of the tree to get as much cover as I could all I could think of was "I sure hope it doesn't fire when it hits!" It didn't and the gun was fine. Scared the you know what out of me though!
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:30 PM
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i use to hunt out of one of those cheap warren & sweat cottonwood tree stands....you know the ones, when you slightly shift your weight and it slips down the tree. anyway, i fell asleep and fell about 30 feet to the ground. luckily there was a dense scrub oak hammock around the base of my tree to break my fall. it's a funny thing how you always seem to wake up right at the point of no return when falling.
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Old 12-18-2005, 03:01 PM
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I've never fallen out of a stand, but know severl guys that have. Fortunately none of them were seriuosly injured.
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Old 12-18-2005, 03:45 PM
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I have read somewhere that one in four hunters falls out of a tree stand sometime in his/ her life. we all need to be cautious.
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:05 PM
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I have nodded out briefly on too many hunts. Usually all day hunts. I use my Hunter Safty System full-body harness from now on!
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