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Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting Forum' started by David @ The Refuge, Jul 31, 2001.

  1. David @ The Refuge

    David @ The Refuge Founder Moderator

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    OK Gang, be honest here....

    Do you always use a safety belt when you're in an elevated stand?

    I always do and thank God, I have never had to test it. I hope all of you guys/gals DO use a safety belt.

    David
     
  2. kywaterfowler

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    To be honest, I usually only use a safety belt when using my climbing stand. My boss and I have decided to start using one since there were several accidents this last year in our county. I have two little ones and a wife that depend on me and it's time for me to be safe.
     
  3. Scout

    Scout Senior Refuge Member

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    I know this is kinda stupid, but if I'm in a chain-on, or strap-on stand, I always wear one. However, if I'm using my climber, or ladder stand, I rarely do. I guess I just feel more secure in my climber. I'm in the industry, so I know the dangers and statistics, I just don't see how I could fall with a rail around me?!
    It'll probably cost me some day :(
     
  4. jberry

    jberry Elite Refuge Member

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    Nope, never have used one before. Then again there aren't many trees where I hunt deer and a safety strap would get in the way when I'm trying to stalk a buck.
     
  5. blu4runner

    blu4runner Senior Refuge Member

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    I always wear my safety belt while in the stand. I don't wear it while climbing. There was a guy killed here several years ago while climbing his stand slipped and the safety belt collapsed his chest. Make sure your safety belt won't cinch up under strain. But I recommend wearing the safety belt.
     
  6. YellowLabKS

    YellowLabKS Senior Refuge Member

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    I used to rarely wear one until the first hunt I went on last year. I was hunting out of a permanent wooden stand (I know, I know, those things are dangerous but it's in a great spot, yada yada) Anyway, I had been in the stand for about hour and a half when one of the supports broke off. Somehow, I was able to grab ahold of a tree trunk beside me with one arm. I was horizontal when I grabbed the tree. I was looking at close to 20 ft. down and would have been lucky not to have landed on my head. I wore one every hunt after that.
     
  7. lwingwatcher

    lwingwatcher Elite Refuge Member

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    Kinda like my seat belt, seldom if ever.
     
  8. muddydog

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    wear your seat belts and safety harness rigs..

    i work on a trauma team...
    business is good, i dont need anymore patients.

    BELTS SAVE LIVES AND DREAMS.............

    [ 08-04-2001: Message edited by: muddydog ]
     
  9. lwingwatcher

    lwingwatcher Elite Refuge Member

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    muddydog:

    You know that I can't argue with your logic.

    I shouldn't smoke either...
     

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