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Old 01-05-2010, 10:05 AM
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Default tree falling over when you in it..

i often wonder while sitting in my treestand,if anyone has ever been in a treestand when the tree falls over.i sometime climb trees with v,and it windy. i think if this tree spilts i'm screwed. has this ever happen to anyone?
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:09 AM
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Nope, but I have a feeling one day it will.

I hunt swamps on occasion, and all there is to climb is half dead pines. This year, I seen a tree almost hit me falling down. Anymore on a day with wind over 20MPH, I stay low.
Old 01-05-2010, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by bigcountry View Post
on a day with wind over 20MPH, I stay low.
Good rule of thumb. You never know!!
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:36 AM
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When I went out Saturday, it was cold but not too breezy in the morning. By 10 am, the wind started picking up - probably 20 mph, and the tree was swaying ALOT. I got down and stalked on the ground.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:25 AM
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never happened to me but I have had a few trees fall close to me while hunting. If one does fall i hope i can get my safety vest off before it crushes me!
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:47 AM
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Was never in the tree when it went over , but years ago while deer hunting I got caught in the woods during a wind storm with gusts of wind up to 120 mph . We had to find a clearing and wait it out , then when I got home the roof had blown off my house . Not one of my better days .
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:05 PM
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I hunted a stand in a big dead pine for years. Left one evening and it was fine, came back in the AM and it was on the ground. Wasn't windy that night either. I stumbled around a bit until it got light enough to see what had happened.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:29 PM
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I have been in my treestand and watched a tree fall not far away and watched another tree fall while hanging a stand. I have also walked into my stand one windy day only to find the trail blocked by a freshly fallen tree when I walked out for lunch. Now I am careful when I hang my stand to do it in a healthy looking tree with only healthy looking trees nearby. I would hate to get cleaned off my tree by a falling dead tree.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:36 PM
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I was camping in a state park once and went hiking. The next day we went back on the same trail and a huge tree had fallen across it! Makes you think!
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:59 PM
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I had a tree fall near my stand this year but was not in the woods when it happened.
i've had branches fall near me when i was hunting. usuaully i get out of the woods when it is to windy and i hear the trees moaning with limbs coming down.
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