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Old 09-18-2013, 07:20 AM
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Folks! please watch your selves putting up your stands or hunting from them, In local news man fell while setting up his stand he was found dead from fall.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:50 AM
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Where was this and what type of stand?
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:55 AM
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Probably this one... but not much for details.

http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2...olice_say.html

http://www.njherald.com/story/234603...in-mount-olive
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:49 AM
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someone who uses no safety device at all, to fall twenty or twenty-five feet to the ground.
And it's hard to tell some people that they don't belong up high in a tree. Climbing isn't hunting. But by now, it seems to be the same thing.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:05 AM
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I harp on this subject every chance I get .... use a fall restraint harness. I have good reasons to. My brother fell from a 12' ladder and suffered a crushed C3, non-spine sever injury. The spinal chord was injured and that left him at no better than 50% of preinjury strength from his shoulders down. One of my best buddies fell about 18' after losing his balance in a tree stand while he was trying to remove a dead limb that was in the way of a shooting lane .... suffered a double compound fracture just above right ankle, total dislocation of left ankle, broken ribs, punctured lung, cracked collar bone, concussion and a boat load of pain for weeks afterward.

Simply no reason not to use one ... only excuses ... and sadly sometimes regrets.

What a tragedy!
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:55 AM
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What killed him?
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by DogCatcher View Post
What killed him?
The sudden stop at the bottom.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:56 PM
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A comment to Valentine's post. Unlike some of the western areas that I have hunted where clear views can exceed a mile or more, where I hunt here in Al. a clear shot past 150 yards is extremely rare. More times than not, I am hunting were the ground level view is 50 yards max. So I go up most of the time.

I will argue that a great deal of "hunting" goes into placing a tree stand that ends up being productive. The hunting isnot classic spot-stalk, or even still hunting ... but more in the scouting ahead of time to find that ideal place to set a tree stand .... and figuring out the best route in/out so as to create the least disturbance.

I, like every decent deer hunter down this way that I know, put in days (often weeks) of scouting looking for good spots to set up a ground blind or tree stand. n fact one of my buddies and I spent 5 full days last week scouting and placing lock-on stands where signs were clear and plentiful. Neither of us saw or even jumped a deer as we traveled around the 3100 acres we hunt. But I'll make book that we have located at least 10 great spots ... we'll see by down into mid- December after the late November estrus cycle starts to wane.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Psylocide View Post
The sudden stop at the bottom.
Yup will get you every time. whether it be 4 feet or 30 feet that sudden stop is what hurts the most. My advice is and always will be use a harness and attach to the tree or tether line when going up or down and sitting in tree no matter how high up you are.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:46 AM
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This was printed in the buffalo news, it happened in Newfame N.Y.
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