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Be safe out there!!! Buddy had accident #5332249 09/29/14 06:11 PM
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Just a reminder to be safe out there. My fishing buddy, Pat, decided to move his tripod this weekend to a better spot where he was seeing deer moving. He was too anxious to hunt didn't secure it properly, and it fell over yesterday morning as he was settling in.

Now he's in the hospital with 3 broken ribs and punctured lung.

Hearing other reports of accidents this weekend - BE SAFE FIRST!!! Way too many bowhunting/treestand accidents this weekend.

Re: Be safe out there!!! Buddy had accident [Re: John Humbert] #5332270 09/29/14 06:28 PM
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Sorry to hear John, pray for speedy recovery.

Re: Be safe out there!!! Buddy had accident [Re: John Humbert] #5332361 09/29/14 07:29 PM
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Hate to hear this...Not fun trust me, hope he heals quick


Re: Be safe out there!!! Buddy had accident [Re: John Humbert] #5332364 09/29/14 07:31 PM
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He'll be fine. Just a dumbass mistake. The story I got is that he and another friend moved the stand and put in on some soft "sugar sand" next to some tree. They knew it wasn't stable, but were going to come back later that afternoon and secure it. Then they got busy, and he decided to "chance it" the next morning, knowing it wasn't stable.

Re: Be safe out there!!! Buddy had accident [Re: John Humbert] #5332426 09/29/14 08:08 PM
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I fell out of a 16' tripod about 15 years ago just as I got to the top, one of the legs (the one I was climbing) came off and down we went, landed on my back in rocks and cactus. I limped around for a couple of months from that one. My wife picked cactus needles out of my back for two weeks. Had a few "other issues" from that fall too that I won't say on here (T.M.I.)
Lets just say I probably should have went to see a doctor. Hope your buddy is ok.


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.
Re: Be safe out there!!! Buddy had accident [Re: John Humbert] #5332444 09/29/14 08:20 PM
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Ouch! Prayers up! If it's not tied to a tree or has 4 legs, I don't climb it anymore.


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Re: Be safe out there!!! Buddy had accident [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN] #5332488 09/29/14 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
Had a few "other issues" from that fall too that I won't say on here (T.M.I.)
Lets just say I probably should have went to see a doctor.


Was he able to sew it back on or did you have to go the route of a prosthetic??

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Careful is a good reminder thanks


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Re: Be safe out there!!! Buddy had accident [Re: JThoele] #5332533 09/29/14 09:02 PM
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Had a few "other issues" from that fall too that I won't say on here (T.M.I.)
Lets just say I probably should have went to see a doctor.


Was he able to sew it back on or did you have to go the route of a prosthetic??


If it had been that, I would have definitely went with prosthetic. Or maybe a transplant from a Brahma bull. rofl


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That's why I hunt out of a double bull blind. Deer walk right past me every year no problems at all if you brush it in.

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Hopefully your buddy won't miss the rest of the season
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That's why I hunt out of a 12 foot tripod. Deer walk right past me every year no problems at all as long as it's anchored down and I don't have to brush it in.


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I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

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Can you go from a viennie snausage to Brahma bull? confused2
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If it had been that, I would have definitely went with prosthetic. Or maybe a transplant from a Brahma bull. rofl


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I'd ask him if he's pregnant. He missed a s__tload of periods.

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Hate to hear that. Hope he has a speedy recovery. I had a tripod tip over with me getting out one morning. Luckly it was a short tripod of only 6'.



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frown Hope he gets well soon.

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the older I get the more I hate tripods harder to bounce back nowadays

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I like those "quad pods" Academy has. Feel much, much more stable than tripods, though they're definitely not as easy to move once they're set.

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I'm all for safety and comfort.



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I thought I was going to be one of these folks this morning on the public land. Someone unscrewed some of my tree steps so they could use a climber to hunt my tree. Lets just say The way up was hard and the way down was scary! Hope your buddy heals quick, thanks for the reminder

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Originally Posted By: yeahbuddy
I thought I was going to be one of these folks this morning on the public land. Someone unscrewed some of my tree steps so they could use a climber to hunt my tree. Lets just say The way up was hard and the way down was scary! Hope your buddy heals quick, thanks for the reminder

I would wait on that yahoo.


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Hope your buddy is OK. Those things can be super dangerous and are not idiot proof as I can attest. I have had two tripod accidents and really am scared of them now. In the first one, the guy who put it up did not bolt the legs to the top properly and the ladder came out as I was near the top. As I fell back a part of it fell and hit me in the mouth. Chipped and re-arranged a bunch of teeth and gave me a big manly scar across the chin. 13 crowns and a year of braces later, I looked better than before.

Second one was not as dramatic, but I fell straight back and hit the back of my head on the ground like a basketball. I had amnesia for about an hour apparently as my buddies took me back to the cabin and said I was alert and talking, but the next thing I remembered after the "Oh crap" feeling when falling was coming out of the amnesia sitting in a chair back at the hunting cabin. Surprisingly, I had no headache. I was lucky that both times I had accidents, there was someone there. Needless to say, I don't like getting in those suckers anymore.

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Originally Posted By: yeahbuddy
I thought I was going to be one of these folks this morning on the public land. Someone unscrewed some of my tree steps so they could use a climber to hunt my tree. Lets just say The way up was hard and the way down was scary! Hope your buddy heals quick, thanks for the reminder

I would wait on that yahoo.


You know I have thought about it. I cant decide if I really want to confront them, I might do something I regret. I could put some petroleum jelly on the back side of the tree and see how his climber likes that, haha

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