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Deer Stand Safety


How many straps do ya'll use on your ladder stands? Do you also use chains and turnbuckles?

I just moved one of my 2 man stands and used 2 ratchet straps. Thinking I need to add another.

On a side note its now sitting between 2 crossings I have found. Cant wait, got a lot of crossing action on cams!







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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Deer Stand Safety


With a regular little metal ladder stand I feel fine with two good ratchet straps.

Bigger stuff gets bigger straps. I trust good ratchet straps more than anything else.






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2dogs
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Nylon straps lose their strength with time due to sun light, flood waters, tree rats, etc. Inspect them on a regular basis. Trust me, it's hard to be cool when you fall from a tree stand.





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Tiger 79
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I prolly need to check the other stands and straps.





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Bleeding purple
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re: Deer Stand Safety


one ratchet strap for one man ladders

two for two man ladders

just make sure the tree rats have not eaten them

also make sure the feet are on good solid ground or put a piece of wood down there.







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cchoque93
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Check every year, and don't trust anyone else or you could end up falling 20+ feet





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MotorBoater
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All my ladder stand have a chain and a turnbuckle, yeah the might rust but the last for years.





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ToulatownTiger
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Change ratchet straps every 2 years





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cchoque93
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this could happen because of tree rats






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rsbd
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re: Deer Stand Safety


Danm, fell on a rage??





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oleyeller
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i put a chain.. and 2 rachet straps. one top and one bottom. Had a buddy fall and lose a leg last yr when top strap snapped





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Me4Heisman
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Anyone using a ladder stand should be wearing a harness.





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