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Treestand Fall in Columbia Area

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A 70 year old hunter fell out of stand this morning on private property in Columbia area this morning. NO HARNESS. Anyone on here know the guy ? If so, please ask him why such a preventable accident was allowed to occur. Ain't a buck in the woods worth dying over.

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Some friends that I talk to that don't wear a harness are very blasé about it... they look at me funny when I ask if they are wearing a harness. "I've been hunting for XYZ years, never had a problem. Don't need one."

That's the attitude of the guys that don't wear one. They have been hunting "forever" and think they know what they are doing and don't need one.

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Nobody needs one until they hit the floor. Especially this time of year with these weather conditions and icy steps and platforms. If I get to the stand and it’s iced up, I climb down and find a spot to sit on the ground. No reason to take chances. 

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3 minutes ago, Livesintrees said:

Nobody needs one until they hit the floor. Especially this time of year with these weather conditions and icy steps and platforms. If I get to the stand and it’s iced up, I climb down and find a spot to sit on the ground. No reason to take chances. 

Very wise advice, especially coming from one who lives in trees.

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I hunt with a bunch of  60yr  old guys that refuse to wear them. Gives me such bad anxiety. I’m 33 and won’t use a stand without a safety harness anymore. It’s just not worth the risk.

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15 minutes ago, JimmyScags said:

I hunt with a bunch of  60yr  old guys that refuse to wear them. Gives me such bad anxiety. I’m 33 and won’t use a stand without a safety harness anymore. It’s just not worth the risk.

I know a guy in his late 50s who hunts with screwin steps and will not even use linesmen belt to get up, never mind harness. Some people have no imagination

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