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    http://www.wtop.com/884/3498386/Injured-Indiana-hunter-chooses-to-end-life-support

    Hey everyone this is a tragic reminder of what could go wrong while trying to enjoy one of lifes greatest outdoor experiences. I just started wearing one last year I will not climb into stand without it now. I have hunted since I was 12 and never wore one before.I consider myself lucky without having an accident so far and now its time to be proactive in avoiding one. If I didnt attach this link correctly you should look up and read the article. Good Luck in the woods!
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    Thanks
    Thanks for the story. The link works fine. This guys tragedy is a reality we all could face. It's not a matter of if but, more a matter of when. I to hunted without a harness for several years until I dropped the bottom half of my climber in a rain storm one time....30 feet up a tree. Getting the bottom back into place was very difficult and I almost fell twice. I'm just lucky I'm not this guy. I wear a harness to the point that's it's automatic to put on with my other gear. I find myself putting it on even when going to a ground blind. Top of the line harness' may cost $135.00.....but that's cheap compared to your life.
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    good post
    I caught the article yesterday - made national headlines. Beyond sad. The guy had a baby on the way. Can only imagine how tough it was on the entire family, not to mention him to go out like that.

    I bought a harness last year for the first time and have yet to use it. I'm a responsible hunter with the exception of my own safety. I imagine I'm with the majority of old schoolers that still don't.

    Have to actually agree with Viper that it should be standard equipment every time we hit the woods no matter what type of stand you're in.
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    Always
    Every stand I put up has a life line in it. I'm attached from the time I leave the ground til the time I arrive back. I have a family that is counting on me retuning home safely.
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    SAFETY
    SUCH A TRAGIC STORY.....I TOOK TREE STAND SAFTEY FOR GRANTED UNTIL I FELL BACK IN 2009....I AM SO FORTUNATE TO BE HERE TODAY... I FELL 20 FEET AND LANDING FLAT ON MY BACK....I LEARNED A VALUABLE LESSON THAT DAY....ALWAYS THINK SAFETY FIRST.....
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