The Frustration Mother Nature can bring

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  1. IowaBowhunter5

    IowaBowhunter5 Weekend Warrior

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    Have you guys ever showed up to check cameras, or scout after a storm and find a tree with a camera was blown over or struck by lightning? Or have a stand in a tree, that the same thing happens to? My fathers friend ran it to this problem and I just got thinking about it. Has it ever happened to you?
     
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    englum_06 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I had a ladder stand that had a huge oak tree fall on it once. Bent it up pretty good.
     
  3. IowaBowhunter5

    IowaBowhunter5 Weekend Warrior

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    It's never happened to me personally, but that would be sucky to find.
     
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    Art Vandelay Die Hard Bowhunter

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    This year I've already had one camera hit by a falling tree but survived and one ladder stand hit that's laying in the yard now waiting to be fixed.
     
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    there was a post on here not to long ago with pictures about someones stand being in a tree that was blown down...ill have to do a search
     
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    This past season I went out after a storm and there was a huge branch stuck through the seat of my ladder stand. Good thing I wasn't in it!

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    It has never happened to me, but it did happen to a buddy of mine. Big oak tree got struck by lighting an the whole top of the tree came crashing down on it. It actally broke the straps that held it on the tree. Other than the front portion of the frame of the stand was bent. Stand held up pretty well, so had to do alittle doctoring on it but she is back in the field an doing well!
     
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    Buck Magnet Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I had a tree fall on a ground blind that I was in. I probably shouldn't have been out hunting in that wind, but I was lucky and it fell on the corner opposite of me. If that wasn't scary enough, this happened right after I got in the blind before daylight and it was still dark. Ever since then, I have been much more careful about choosing wether to hunt or not on windy days.
     
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    that must have been so freaky!
     
  11. IowaBowhunter5

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    That would be crazy, I would probably be scarred for life.lol
     
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    Dont know if this counts in this thread but had a Horned owl take my sock hat off in the dark before sunrise, left me with no hat for the sit and a talon scrape 2" long on my noggin to remember him by :lol:
     

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