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    Lightbulb Should I practice climber treestand in a non hunting area?

    Hi hunters,

    Finally get my summit climber. I live in Jersey city.

    Try to pick a frost to try my climber. But since the season has started. I don't want to ruin anyone's hunting. Thinking if I can practice climber in a non hunting area like south orange reservation. Will I get trouble by doing that? Or will make others upset. Anyone did that before? Any legal issue?
    Any comment, advice....?

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    If you practice at a WMA or State Forest, pick a tree near the parking area or close to the side of the road. No need to venture deep into the woods to practice with it and you shouldn't disturb anyone near the parking lot or road.
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    Yes practice! preferably with someone watch you the first time. I have used climbers for years and when I switched to an X stand climber I practiced in a buddies back yard to get used to it. They all have their little quirks and rhythm that works and its better to figure that out in daylight with a friend to help. I actually go to lunch there and have thought of the same thing. I am not sure what they could do besides ask you to leave ( as long as you don't have a weapon.) You also need to practice pulling your stuff up and securing it. you will be surprised how lost you feel until you figure out where to hang your stuff ( within reach but out of your way too
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    If you practice in the wrong area you may have people calling the police reporting someone hunting illegally, or that you are damaging the trees with the stand. I would go to a WMA and find a straight tree near the parking area and practice there.

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    Once you feel comfortable doing it in daylight, get up early or stay up late and practice i n the dark. From on your back to up the tree and down again.

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    Why don't you over to Lincoln Park behind the baseball fields.











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    Just give your guys a update. I tried a couple of time during day and early morning. I didn't get anything yet. But climber itself. I feel more comfortable to use it. It is not that tough and unsafe if I pick the right tree.

    Thank you All!

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    always wear your harness all the time on post and going up and coming down.
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    Just keep at it. The more you use it the more comfortable you'll be with it. I broke out my climber this season after not using it for few years and I have to say. I was little rusty. Lol Best thing to do is get a consistent system of how you set up, come down and pack up. It make things go much smoother.

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    I used a utility pole that was in front of my house just don't get close to the wires

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