7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

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Re: 7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

Postby Jimbo » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:50 am

I always wear my hunter safety system vest in my stands.
I only use climbing sticks.
I never use my lineman's belt when climbing up my sticks. I know I should, but it's really a pain to do--hard to keep moving the belt up, takes alot longer.
I am very careful when climbing my sticks, always keeping at least one hand and one foot on the ladder part of the step at all times.
I need to figure out a way to use my belt when climbing in and out.

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Re: 7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

Postby Jslotter » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:21 pm

Jimbo wrote:I always wear my hunter safety system vest in my stands.
I only use climbing sticks.
I never use my lineman's belt when climbing up my sticks. I know I should, but it's really a pain to do--hard to keep moving the belt up, takes alot longer.
I am very careful when climbing my sticks, always keeping at least one hand and one foot on the ladder part of the step at all times.
I need to figure out a way to use my belt when climbing in and out.

Jimbo

Here is your solution Jimbo.
http://www.huntersafetysystem.com/store ... -line.html
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Re: 7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

Postby Ohio farms » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:46 pm

Jimbo,
I know that you are trying to be safe, as we all are, but you should have at least 3 points of contact at all times, not two.
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Re: 7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

Postby Dan Salmon » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:03 pm

JSlotter,

You are probably right, until they start up on the binge drinking reports at the beginning of the school year, then they are statistically important.

:D

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Re: 7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

Postby Jslotter » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:40 pm

Well, I hope I don't become a statistic. :D Wait, I drink enough to be considered an alcoholic... So Im already a statistic. (not even close by WI standard, but some genious thinks a 6 pack of beer in one sitting during a Packer game qualifies you as an alcoholic. I was told this by a physician.) : :roll:
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Re: 7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

Postby kellory » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:51 pm

Jslotter wrote:Well, I hope I don't become a statistic. :D Wait, I drink enough to be considered an alcoholic... So Im already a statistic. (not even close by WI standard, but some genious thinks a 6 pack of beer in one sitting during a Packer game qualifies you as an alcoholic. I was told this by a physician.) : :roll:

Easy cure, don't watch the Packers! ;)
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Re: 7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

Postby pgchambers » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:44 am

Jslotter wrote:Well, I hope I don't become a statistic. :D Wait, I drink enough to be considered an alcoholic... So Im already a statistic. (not even close by WI standard, but some genious thinks a 6 pack of beer in one sitting during a Packer game qualifies you as an alcoholic. I was told this by a physician.) : :roll:


6 pack = alcoholic? Well, I guess I are one too.
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Re: 7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

Postby Jimbo » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:13 am

Jslotter wrote:Here is your solution Jimbo.
http://www.huntersafetysystem.com/store ... -line.html


Thanks. Just ordered 6.
I've never fallen, but am more concerned now as I am getting older. Swinging into my stand from my climbing sticks is sometimes an adventure.
Will put the safety strap to good use this late season bow. Thanks again for the link.

Jimbo

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Re: 7 incidents, but no deaths during 2011 gun/deer season.

Postby Jslotter » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:01 am

HSS is awesome. I used to be able to get 3/4 up a tree without a safety harness, not the safest thing to do now looking back, but this was before safety harnesses were revolutionized. I have a disability from my first deployment overseas that slightly damaged my equilibrium. I can only go about 15-16 feet now up into a treestand. With that and hearing and reading stories about deaths and permanent injuries from falling from trees while hunting, I have worn one for two years now. Again, I don't want to become a statistic. ;)
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