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Post by DuckHunt » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:57 pm

I leave my 125 pound 2-person stand in the woods year round. I really wish someone would do me a favor and steal it. :lol:

Just kidding.

I have my name and telephone number engraved on the front of the platform at the top of the ladder. You can't climb into the stand without noticing it. It won't stop someone from stealing it, but I think it helps.

I have left a cheap climber overnight before, but I also have it secured with a bike cable and lock. I've never left my best climber overnight.


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Post by one shot scott » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:27 pm

Adrian J Hare wrote:Just out of interest , do you chain and lock these stands that are stolen ?

becarefull putting your SIN no. on stands, but mark them that only you know where the mark is.

The stand was chained, but not locked. They must have seen the chain and thought it was padlocked. the ladder was a 3 seperate peices and it was not chained. I found it hard to lock the ladder down, however I will find a way next time.
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Post by Bluefish024 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:45 pm

I just purchased a Timber Tall Baby lite climber.. A freind just had 2 of his stolen this year.. Some poeple can be real A-hole's...
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Post by rickyp » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:06 pm

how do you know it isn't a tree hugger? if you can not hunt from your stand you cant hunt a deer.

are you are sure the stand was stolen and not confiscated by a norther hunter that isn't aware you have permission to hunt?

it may or may not be the case but is it food for thought.

If you have a ladder stand it is easy to secure them all you need is a sheet of ply wood.
cut two strips the with of the ladder put a few holes in for the chain then secure the ply wood strips to the front and back of the ladder, no one will be able to climb the ladder or at leas have to work real hard to

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Re: Got hit last week

Post by Mike P » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:21 pm

Petersen wrote: Maybe I'll invest in a climber next year.
In my opinion that investment will pay yearly dividends as you will see more deer then you ever did out of a fixed stand.

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Post by Mike P » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:25 pm

Bluefish024 wrote:I just purchased a Timber Tall Baby lite climber.
You will love your TimberTall. I wish I could fit into a baby lite, but I am just way to big. I do use a brute lite.

They are so nice to carry. The Baby Lite is like having nothing on your back.

As I said in the post above, you will see more deer with climbers as they allow you to move.

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Data Dots

Post by sjohn464 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:55 pm

Anyone heard of Data Dots. Microscopic information is on a little dot about the size of a pin head. You can mark all your stuff, it's hard to tell it's there unless you know to look for it. I'm not sure of the cost though.

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