If it were made illegal to hunt from a treestand without a harness would you?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by rodney482, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Yes I would wear one

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  2. NOPE, not gonna happen

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  3. Yes, but I would cuss those that made it a law

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  1. rodney482

    rodney482 I love this stuff

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    So if it were made law that you had to use a harness while hunting from a treestand would you wear one???
     
  2. dicksenn

    dicksenn 14 Ring for Me!

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    I'd wear one regardless of whether it was legal or not.
     

  3. Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone Senior Member

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    I bought one

    Im still not using it. Should not be made to be a law. We have enough game laws.
    DB
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    if your not brain dead before getting in your stand without a harness, you will be afterwords.......:wave:
     
  5. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    I won't go into a stand without one. I think making it a requirement will not go over well, but only a moron doesn't wear one. I don't care who you are or how stable your platform is, if you go in a tree stand that is more then 5 feet off the ground and you don't wear a harness you are a moron (I'd use other words but I can't)

    Personal common sense needs to count for something... if you don't want to wear it fight, but don't touch the money I throw into the tax pool to fix you when you fall
     
  6. Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone Senior Member

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    Lighten up

    I climb everday on the job without safety harness. Its each hunter personal choice.
    DB
     
  7. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    Sure is... which is why I said it wouldn't go over well... still stand by my moron claim though. Hope you never run into any issues DB

    just curious, what do you do? My uncle used to be a Lineman (retired recently) for Alleghany power and light, he would never climb into a bucket or up a pole without one according to him.
     
  8. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    10000000% correct on this one DREDLY!!!!!!
     
  9. Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone Senior Member

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    Electrician

    You cant tie off evertime you climb a ladder to change a light bulb or fix a light. I climb extesion ladders fully extended all the time. I use ladder stands most the time and feel safe. Im very comfortable climbing. Now I can fall and I have fell 30ft out of tree before climbing up the tree. I have fallen twice on the job. Quess I have nine lives. We as humans take risk all the time. To each his won.
    DB
     
  10. Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone Senior Member

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    No correct to this

    Personal choice. Your choice and mine.
    DB
     
  11. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    I would probably wear one in a tree stand, but I hunt from tripod stands and never wear one now. Does that put me in the moron class?
     
  12. Jay Are

    Jay Are Junior Member

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    I think a harness should be a choice...

    Eventhough I would still wear one... it shouldn't be a law.
     
  13. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    Just like seat belts in your car!
     
  14. J.Blay

    J.Blay New Member

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    I wear one anyway. I do not agree with making it a law. Laws passed to protect us from ourselves are not constitutional, in my opinion.
     
  15. SandSquid

    SandSquid Uncle Sam's Canoe Club

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    I've worked enough heights to appreciate a good safety harness. I would not consider going aloft to repair an antenna on a Spruance Class, or working Commercial & Industrial Roofing in Boston, MA. or climbing up a tree w/ a bow or British 303 without one. Nope I want a good secure safety rig to keep me from busting my melon on the deck.

    It's not the fall that f*ck you up, it's the sudden stop at the end.
     
  16. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    Seat belts are LAW in NY.......
     
  17. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    They are in Texas as well..which is wrong. Just like Helmet laws were wrong (they got repealed though).

    Now do I wear my seatbelt? Yes
    Do I wear a Helmet? Absolutely...full face
     
  18. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    would you ride a Motor Cicular without a helmet??:doh:
     
  19. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    you dont go to alot of vehicle vrs other, accident scenes do you??

    if you did you would have a whole different look on seat belts and helmets being law......
     
  20. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    USA, land of the free, home of the quadraplegic......DE DE DE.....