Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Anyone ever???......

Old 04-30-2009, 05:11 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 256
Default Anyone ever???......

Had your tree that your treestand is on be stuck by lightning?

Happened to me this year.

If this hasn't happened to you, what are some interesting things that have happened while you were out?
penninside08 is offline  
Old 04-30-2009, 06:15 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 299
Default RE: Anyone ever???......

I had a ladder stand crushed when the tree it was on blew over in gale-force winds. That was ten years ago, and it's still there under the rotting log.
ultra man is offline  
Old 04-30-2009, 06:31 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 119
Default RE: Anyone ever???......

At my friends grandpa theres a 20ft ladder stand wrapped around a tree one and a half times. dont know how but his dad thought a tornadoe.Any ones else seen that before?
hoosierbuckslayer is offline  
Old 04-30-2009, 07:16 PM
Nontypical Buck
Tribal's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,840
Default RE: Anyone ever???......

I showed up nice and early to hunt and found the tree my stand was in had fallen over from a storm. That sucked![:@]
Tribal is offline  
Old 05-03-2009, 02:53 PM
Fork Horn
Teach Deer's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 201
Default RE: Anyone ever???......

After hunting the openning morning of archery two years ago, my father and I were riding our ATVs around to check out our other stand sites.

One of my father's stands is a "permanent" wooden platform about 20 feet up overlooking a grown-up logging road. Dad had put a "cheap" metal lawn chair up on that platform the year before and anchored it with screws. The damage was massive. It appeared that during a storm, lightning had indeed struck the chair, blasting it to pieces (save for the bottom rail, still screwed to the platform), burning a substantial part of the platform and splitting the tree trunk.
Teach Deer is offline  
Old 05-03-2009, 03:20 PM
Nontypical Buck
crokit's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: elmira ny
Posts: 1,676
Default RE: Anyone ever???......

Came REAL close while hunting land between Attica and Warsaw NY back in the '70's. Got " barked " by a tree next to the one I had climbed-less than 10ft- when it was struck by lightning.

Aside from my ears ringing for several days, none the worse for wear. What did stay with me for awhile was the smell that was created: not of burning wood, but in my pants, JK LOL. Really though, the smell of ether/starting fluid type of sumpi'n.
crokit is offline  
Old 05-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Giant Nontypical
salukipv1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 6,575
Default RE: Anyone ever???......

a permanent one I use to hunt at a friends farm was hit during the off season...still was in tack...though half a tree remained and it would sway quite a bit...though it was the best spot!

salukipv1 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.