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Saw this at another forum and thought I'd p [no swearing please] it on,,,,,,
Over the last week two Michigan Hunters have died falling from their stands. One in Vassar, near Bay City. He was reportedly 35' up and not wearing any safety climbing gear. He leaves a wife and two children.

The other was near Kalamazoo in Van Buren Township. This man, also not wearing and safety climbing gear, fell 16'.

Neither men survived the fall. Make sure you folks are climbing safe, not just hooking in while sitting. Most falls happen while going up or down and the most dangerous point is the transition from the tree to the stand and vice versa.

You should be using a climbing line, just like the rock climbers.
 

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It is amazing that this happens every year. I have 2 friends that are brothers and niether one wears a safty belt. I told them both that they are crazy. My wife works as a Nurse and she sees at least 3 every year and that is just in Sussex County!

35 feet up a tree????? How the hell can you even shoot a deer at that angle[confused] I feel for the wife and kids though:(
 

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Good post Duse
 
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