So I'm going in 2 weeks to my property that I can hunt on. This will be my first season hunting. I don't think I will be climbing the tree fast or even confidently. I was thinking of hanging it up and leaving it up though my neighbor says he sometimes hunts on it(he cares for it, so we allow him too). Also he sees people go on the land sometimes, he will chase them down but he isn't always home or awake. I want to leave my treestand but worry some body else will A.use it or B.take it. I plan to take the climbing sticks with me when I'm done and just leave the stand on. Does anybody lock their stand to a tree? I'm using a LW alpha. Am I over worrying?