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Old 12-12-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Treestands and archery tourney's

How many of the clubs that you shoot at have "home built" treestands or elevated platforms on the shooting course?

When you have a tourney, do you offer ground stakes for young shooters, older archers or those that prefer to shoot from terra firma (the acrophobic)? In the latter case, possibly at a slightly longer distance since the shooter took the option to shoot from the ground?

With these tresstands/elevated platforms, does you club maintain liability insurance should anyone take a tumble? Do you believe that your club would ever be able to get liability insurance again in the event that somebody did take a tumble?

The reason that I ask this is that many clubs in WI have really gone hog wild with treestands. Some of these are pretty rickety and they are a course bottleneck because a single person may have to go up 3 flights of stairs to shoot one arrow.

Our club wants to put some in and I think they are far more trouble than what they are worth.

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Old 12-28-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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For insur.reasons no elevated stands. But we put out 2 climbing stands bottoms on trees (on the ground) next to deep ravines. Gives the results of the same thing. The old men love it shoot from a stand let the kids go down the steps to pull arrows.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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For insur.reasons no elevated stands. But we put out 2 climbing stands bottoms on trees (on the ground) next to deep ravines. Gives the results of the same thing. The old men love it shoot from a stand let the kids go down the steps to pull arrows.


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Old 12-28-2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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That sounds like the shots at Saugerties fish and game in Saugerties N.Y.
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One Of the clubs I shoot at has Platforms with guard rails mounted on top of 4 telephone poles the platforms are probably 5 feet square. I believe they have 3 of these on the course. The platforms have steps leading up to them. They are really quite safe but I have no idea if the insurance company charges the club a higher premium for having these?...
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:22 PM   #6
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That sounds like the shots at Saugerties fish and game in Saugerties N.Y.
funny, thats EXACTLY what i thought when i read it.......
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:41 PM   #7
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we have 2 clubs in our area that do. one of them is ours.
we carry ASA insurance.
someone does not have to fall from a stand to sue for damages.
slipping on rocks, falling down a ravine, etc etc.
i can't imagine a club not being insured these days.
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:43 PM   #8
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not a member of it but i am thinking on joining the one in Black River Falls Wisconsin and they use the elevated stands for there shoots. There is one next Sunday as a matter of fact.
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