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Old 10-01-2022, 07:45 AM   #1
lovemylegacy
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Arrow When in the tree use your safety gear.

A fella I work with fell 18’ out of his ladder stand. He survived but is broke up pretty bad. Broken legs, a crushed vertebrae, had rods put in his back. Im not sure what else, but thats enough. Gonna miss a lot of work. Im assuming rehab is in his future.

The point is use your safety equipment please. I know it has saved me several times from falling. Stay safe.
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:20 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your coworker. Hope he has a full and fast recovery.

Hunters Safety System Lifeline every time for me. I won’t get in a ladder stand or any other tree stand without one. It’s the most important piece of hunting gear a person can own in my opinion.

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Old 10-01-2022, 08:59 AM   #3
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Yep
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Old 10-01-2022, 10:00 AM   #4
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Never used to wear a harness. Strapped in now.


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Old 10-01-2022, 03:50 PM   #5
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My buddy didnt think he needed one. I talked to him about it awhile back, hardheaded, wouldnt listen.

Glad yall are using your harness
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Old 10-01-2022, 05:02 PM   #6
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I need a harness to walk on level ground ! Dang sure ain’t climbing a tree.
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Old 10-01-2022, 05:10 PM   #7
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I had an incident a few years back 20’ up in a tree. Harness saved my azz


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Old 10-01-2022, 05:48 PM   #8
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Never climb without one

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Old 10-01-2022, 09:16 PM   #9
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I use a harness and lifeline. The most nervous I get is when hanging a stand and then securing the lifeline.


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Old 10-01-2022, 10:11 PM   #10
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I've used a harness for several years now, but just got a lifeline this week. I'm really liking it...the 2 times I've used it.
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Old 10-02-2022, 11:36 AM   #11
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As I have gotten older and heavier, I have hunted on the ground always, except for one well- anchored 8 ft. tripod with tree handholds, and a six foot high perch in a humongous oak. I fell 20 feet out of a post oak in 1989 (black ice), and luckily only broke my shoulder since I was wearing a cold weather insulated suit. Hunting eye to eye with the deer is fun and safer, but requires careful blind placement and less hunter movement than an elevated spot.
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Old 10-02-2022, 12:08 PM   #12
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I have a once used size medium harness I’ll give to someone if they promise to wear it !
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Old 10-02-2022, 01:13 PM   #13
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Now thats a deal
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