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My Dog Climbs My Treestand
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Contributors to this thread:
Zbone 06-Mar-19
Zbone 06-Mar-19
Zbone 06-Mar-19
t-roy 06-Mar-19
Fields 06-Mar-19
Zbone 06-Mar-19
EmbryOklahoma 06-Mar-19
t-roy 06-Mar-19
EmbryOklahoma 06-Mar-19
bowhunter24 07-Mar-19
ground hunter 07-Mar-19
Tlhbow 07-Mar-19
BC173 07-Mar-19
BC173 07-Mar-19
APauls 07-Mar-19
SD BuckBuster 07-Mar-19
TrapperKayak 07-Mar-19
BigStriper 07-Mar-19
JTV 07-Mar-19
South Farm 07-Mar-19
Tonybear61 07-Mar-19
TrapperKayak 08-Mar-19
SB 09-Mar-19
TSJ 09-Mar-19
CPAhunter 10-Mar-19
Zbone 11-Mar-19
Zbone 11-Mar-19
Zbone 11-Mar-19
Zbone 11-Mar-19
Zbone 11-Mar-19
Zbone 11-Mar-19
Zbone 11-Mar-19
From: Zbone
06-Mar-19

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While shed hunting this evening, my bloodtrailer climbed my treestanding tree...

From: Zbone
06-Mar-19

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I'm kinda bummed, I really liked this tree, shot a couple deer from it...

From: Zbone
06-Mar-19

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I suspect it blew over during the wind storm here on February 24...

Treestand safety, never stand during a wind storm...

From: t-roy
06-Mar-19
I feel your pain, zbone. I had a stand in a big ash tree that was in the perfect pinch point up on a flat between 2 deep ravines. 25 yard shot to each edge. Lost it in a major ice storm.

From: Fields
06-Mar-19
tough one, but at least the tree fell correctly and didn't destroy your stand...... had it been mine and with my luck, the stand would be laying under the trunk....LOL

From: Zbone
06-Mar-19
Had been it in a couple times during windy days (but never a wind storm) and it did seem to move a lot, and knew it had a rot spot at the base, but didn't think much about it, and never dreamed it was that rotten... Dang glad I wasn't in it at the time...8^)

Worst thing, it was the biggest tree around and really not one close big enough to stand in now... I should have known when they left it a few years ago when they choice timbered the woods... The stand was up when they timbered, and I thought maybe they were just being nice guys.. Now realize that was probably not the case, although it was still alive, notice the still hanging leaves... I think it was some species of red or black oak, will know tomorrow when I go back to retrieve the stand, couldn't remember the lock combination today...

That was a big wind though...

06-Mar-19
Funny you mention this... about ten years ago, an F1/F2 tornado came through our property and destroyed one of my favorite funnels. It was right on the edge of a creek bank and a briar patch behind me. Killed two P&Y bucks out of it, along with a couple does. Loved that spot. I actually walked up to the big red oak my stand was in, and at eye level, took my stand from the tree. It was a sad day.

I then moved a stand 100 yards to the west of that mess and killed a really nice buck this past fall. Adapting is what makes us humans the apex predator.

From: t-roy
06-Mar-19
Any pics of that buck, Rick?? ;-)

06-Mar-19
No Troy, fresh out.

From: bowhunter24
07-Mar-19
Had me thinking there for a minute...I would need a doggie safety vest, lifeline...his eyes and ears are a lot better than mine and wait he could smell em before I see them. Thats next level for sure!

07-Mar-19
Your probably better off,,,, I was at a rescue scene, where a guy, slipped off those killer steps, and one impaled in his leg, not good

From: Tlhbow
07-Mar-19
Zb one , did that pull up a root ball or is it rotten ? Had that happen two years back. You're right stay out of them wood in high winds .

From: BC173
07-Mar-19
Ground hunter.... I know what you mean. My nephew slipped getting out of a stand, one evening. The step hooked in his left arm pit. 53 stitches and one heck of a scar.

From: BC173
07-Mar-19
Ground hunter.... I know what you mean. My nephew slipped getting out of a stand, one evening. The step hooked in his left arm pit. 53 stitches and one heck of a scar.

From: APauls
07-Mar-19
Do you think there's a chance the screw in steps is what killed the tree over time? That would suck if guys are killing their favourite trees unknowingly. I'm no arborist simply curious.

07-Mar-19
Alright I'll say it.. What in the world is going on with that dog's BUTT??

From: TrapperKayak
07-Mar-19

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Someone else had a similar problem.

From: BigStriper
07-Mar-19
That last one is to Funny, I feel for him but dang the Luck. I do know if it was mine there would be at least 1 less Beaver in the neighborhood.

Kurt

From: JTV
07-Mar-19
I lost a big Rivers Edge stand when the Oak blew over, no salvaging it, it when right on top of the stand, couldnt even see the stand except for the chain ... its still there 10 years later ...

From: South Farm
07-Mar-19
Looks like you have a great spot for a natural blind up near the crown and in between the forks...brush it in a little and keep killing deer there!

From: Tonybear61
07-Mar-19
I agree the ground blind may be a good option.

From: TrapperKayak
08-Mar-19
Not to mention deer come in to feed off the freshly fallen browse in the crown.

From: SB
09-Mar-19
I lost a ladder stand I had in a fenceline to a bulldozer!

From: TSJ
09-Mar-19
One year I was hunting in Iowa i got in my tree stand in the morning before light, it was very windy then I could hear trees crashing down, I got out of there.

I used to have a tree I shot 5 bucks out of in 5 years on public land, i would only drive over and hunt it in Nobember. Well i went over there and the area had been logged out.

From: CPAhunter
10-Mar-19
The likely reason the loggers didn’t cut it was due to the spikes driven into it. That’s a real danger in the mills.

From: Zbone
11-Mar-19

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Okay, finally had a chance to go back and retreive the stand today and take some pix...

From: Zbone
11-Mar-19

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CPAhunter - Those are not spikes, those are tree steps that back out, but don't believe they killed the tree, although I imagine they didn't help it's health though either... As I stated above, there was rotton spot at the bottom way before I ever put a stand in it and now realize it was hollow at the base and am sure the loggers were aware... As said, it was alive with leaves this year...

From: Zbone
11-Mar-19

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Yeah guys, think I will now make a hide in the crown now... Thanks for mentioning...

From: Zbone
11-Mar-19

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Pretty hollow for years...

From: Zbone
11-Mar-19

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Although this trail was originally there, they use the other side of tree more regularly, but they are now hammering this side,,, so it did force them to chance their route a little...

From: Zbone
11-Mar-19

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Naw SD BuckBuster - Nothing wrong with her butt, just her natural black and tan color...8^)

From: Zbone
11-Mar-19

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Seems I have a habit of picking hollow trees, this another one of my stand trees...8^) Photo taken pointing above from my stand... Its actually a squirrel den tree, once had a pair of fox squirrels chasing each other run up my shoulder... Good thing it was broad daylight at the time and seen them coming,,, would have freaked at dark or low light...8^)

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