Just A Reminder To Be Safe Folks.

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Just A Reminder To Be Safe Folks.

Post by redarrow » August 30th, 2018, 7:33 pm

Be Safe Out There. With deer season right around the corner just a reminder to be extremely careful. Especially when hunting from a stand. I always wore a belt of some sort,but on this day ,the opening of ML er season Dec.0f 2003 I figured this one time wont hurt. I decided to hunt from a stump 8 ft.above the ground.Next thing I know i'm crashing to the ground.Fractured t5 and t6,snapped my left leg like a toothpick,tore my right retina in 5 places,bruised my sternum and banged up some ribs. 3 weeks at U of M,3 months in a body cast,another 3 months in therapy.Almost lost the leg but the awesome doctors were able to screw me back together.If you wont do it for yourself,do it for your family and friends who love you. Praise God All mighty I live to hunt another day. Steel plate and 16 screws.
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Post by Tail Feathers » August 30th, 2018, 7:50 pm

All that from 8'? You must have been over a concrete block or something! Dang.

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Post by redarrow » August 30th, 2018, 8:17 pm

The best I can figure is the left foot hit first snapping the leg which slammed me face first into the frozen ground.
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Post by ICDEDTURKES » August 30th, 2018, 9:56 pm

Thanks for the reminder, I gotta change up, I wear a linesman's belt. Prepping 40+ stands I gotta be sure.
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Re: Just A Reminder To Be Safe Folks.

Post by howl » August 31st, 2018, 12:25 pm

Yep. I am connected to the tree or the safety line from the time I leave the ground until I get back down again.

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