Reminder to Wear Your Harness!

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  1. Marauder

    Marauder Die Hard Bowhunter

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    We talk about it all the time, but I don't think this can be overstated. Please wear your harness.

    A guy I know from work was in a treestand accident. He ended up breaking his back in a couple places. Wasn't wearing a harness.
     
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  2. Lung Buster

    Lung Buster Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Sorry to hear the bad news but it is a good reminder of how easy things happen!
     
  3. foodplot19

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    Sorry to hear that Marauder!! Hope he is doing ok.
    It is definitely a must have in the climbing world in general.
     
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    Great reminder! Very important. It's good to hear something constructive again.
     
  5. Ranbo

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    Preferably use a lifeline as well when you can.
     
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    Yep, wear it. My brother-in-law fell 20ft last year. Somehow he escaped with no severe injuries, but it could have ended much, much worse. It will be the best $100 you ever spend.
     
  7. Marauder

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    Thanks guys, sometimes I just wonder and think, how many people need to be hurt or killed before everyone takes it serious.
     
  8. NebMo Hunter

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    I had a friend a couple years ago go up a stand, then decided to trim a branch, while reaching he fell broke his neck
    had to crawl to his 4 wheeler and ride back to cabin where other hunting buddies found him.

    took some time but he is hunting again, but since then I have a harness, I have lifelines, I spend a lot of time in off season making sure my shooting lanes are cleared etc.

    not worth the risk to not spend $100 and wear the harness
     
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    Sad to hear. Great reminder though as more and more people are hitting the woods.
     
  10. MasterHunter

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    Always a must, I'll be honest I have been tempted not to put wear one when I'm out stalking and come across a home made stand built with 2x6's and huge nails as steps to get up in it, but always do otherwise. Not smart, wear your harness.
     
  11. Marauder

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    That is perhaps your best post so far. :tu:
     
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    Sorry to hear about your friend. Thank you for the reminder, it's mind boggling that people will spend $1200.00 on a bow, but yet, not wear a dam safety harness.......:confused:
     
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    alenhard15 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I picked up the hunter safety system bowhunter harness off amazon for only 50 bucks ! It's a lot more comfortable and easy to get on and off than those harnesses that come with the stand


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    I ALWAYS wear my HSS ultralight harness. One thing I did change this year is that I previously would climb up and get on the stand platform and then put my harness strap on and strap in. Now, I get to the top stick and strap in before I step onto the stand.

    My dad always uses his summit climber and never straps to the tree until he is all the way up. Hes stubborn and I've told him a couple times now that he should strap to the tree and keep it a little loose and slide it up as you climb. He doesn't listen though.
     
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    I use a climber and thats what I do.. Leave it a little lose and slide it up as I go but if the stand was to come out from under me or I lose my balance I know its gonna catch and save me. I have a wife and kids to get home to when Im done hunting.. My #1 priority.
     

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