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post Mar 11 2012, 10:27 PM
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QUOTE(elkhuntfever @ Mar 11 2012, 02:41 PM) *

They actually HAVE trees in Kansas? Every time I go through on the trip to Colorado I am lulled to sleep. Nothing but empty, gentle rolling plains. Wait, they did plants some wind generators now. : )


Lol yeah, but there aint many. Most of the Kansas timber is in the eastern 3rd of the state. You get past Salina on I 70 west and there aint nothing till Denver blink.gif... There are still some pockets of trees here and there throughout the state though.


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post Mar 11 2012, 11:55 PM
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I was hunting in NY about 12 years ago. Sitting in a new Hunters View hang on that had a nice fabric foldout seat. Quiet peaceful third day of gun season with the snow building up on top of my gun barrel. At that point the stitching in the fabric seat cut loose and I started going down. The safety harness caught me. That was the last time I bought my stands on price.

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post Mar 12 2012, 06:52 PM
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Back in college a buddy and me bought 2 new Hunters View Climbers. Out hunting on public land about 100 yards apart, I was about 13-14 feet up a tree when it got a lot smaller in diameter and had to adjust the seat portion cable areound the tree. Well i dropped the pin that holds cable in place and was stranded. luckily there were a few small saplings beside me and jumped and rode one to the ground. Survived it. Buddy heard the whole thing but kept on hunting.

Ever since then i keep a spare pin in backpack.

I had always worried about the stiching on that climber JB. Just didn't look right.

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post Mar 14 2012, 03:25 AM
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I bought a Hunter's View climber when I first started deer hunting back in 2002, back then 100 dollars was a lot more money to me and it was all I could afford. The stand weighed 27 pounds, it rattled when carried and was noisy as heck when setting up. I too, had a near fall with it. Someone stole it from the spot I stashed it before I could hunt with it again. I think they did me a favor.


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post Mar 14 2012, 05:33 PM
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That old Baker was my first climber 25 years ago. Please promise us you will never use one like that again. They can be very dangerous. I too once slid down the whole tree, once they started you were in trouble.
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post Mar 14 2012, 08:20 PM
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I guess its in, Bakers and Hunter's View were the bad ones. laugh.gif

Yea the Hunters view were heavy and noisy. I remember walking back into the Drury/Mincy Conservation ground quite a distance and be completlely covered in sweat after carrying one of those stands. Gave every deer there a chance to run. Would have had a better chance to kill a deer if i was dragging cans behind me. Gave you a good work-out though. biggrin.gif

Like you say nyturkeyduster, $100 bucks was a lot back then, when in college.


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post Mar 14 2012, 11:28 PM
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I have a deal for anyone that has never used a Baker. I will sell you mine so you can enjoy the feeling of being in a tree stand just waiting for it to drop you. : P


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post Mar 15 2012, 12:20 AM
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QUOTE(elkhuntfever @ Mar 14 2012, 05:28 PM) *

I have a deal for anyone that has never used a Baker. I will sell you mine so you can enjoy the feeling of being in a tree stand just waiting for it to drop you. : P



Jim

Now that you have gotten older, and packed on a few pounds smile.gif , it probably wouldn't be a problem any more ohmy.gif , as much as you weight now, it should really bite into the tree. biggrin.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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post Mar 15 2012, 11:42 AM
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Jim

Now that you have gotten older, and packed on a few pounds smile.gif , it probably wouldn't be a problem any more ohmy.gif , as much as you weight now, it should really bite into the tree. biggrin.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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And that is the problem! Once it bit into the tree, I'd never get it back out. biggrin.gif Time to get some use out of it and sell it for scrap. smile.gif


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post Mar 15 2012, 01:14 PM
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Kevin

And that is the problem! Once it bit into the tree, I'd never get it back out. biggrin.gif Time to get some use out of it and sell it for scrap. smile.gif
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If there is someone that you don't like ?, you could just give it to them. biggrin.gif
If you don't know anyone ?, i have a suggestion ohmy.gif biggrin.gif .

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