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treestand changed forever

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S.M.Robertson 08-Nov-18
S.M.Robertson 08-Nov-18
S.M.Robertson 08-Nov-18
S.M.Robertson 08-Nov-18
S.M.Robertson 08-Nov-18
Thumper 08-Nov-18
Zbone 08-Nov-18
S.M.Robertson 08-Nov-18
S.M.Robertson 08-Nov-18
George D. Stout 08-Nov-18
RymanCat 08-Nov-18
SB 08-Nov-18
1/2miledrag 08-Nov-18
Sam Dunham 08-Nov-18
Tom McCool 08-Nov-18
Red Beastmaster 10-Nov-18
From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 08-Nov-18

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I dont use my treestands any more, espically after hip replacement surgery. Had a older Loc On in a white pine last couple years and thought Id take it down. Sometime around Labor Day a big cherry tree with the help of the massive rain we received this summer here in SW Pa. sofened the ground along with high winds caused this. The pine directly to the right was where my stand was. I stood st the root base for a hour or so. This has always been a hot area for deer movement, but no luck today.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 08-Nov-18

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I poked holes in the root base so I could spot any deer movement without showing my mug every few minutes.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 08-Nov-18

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View to the front. Always a good buck area during the rut.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 08-Nov-18

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Shot two bucks here, one doe. Missed a few and watched half a dozen walk away.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 08-Nov-18




Thus was a sheep farm around the turn on the century in 1900. It is 300 acres of prime wildlife land. 68 acres are reforested from coal mining that stopped in 1968 so you can imagine how it is grown. Seeing plent of deer sign just scarce seeing the deer. Meanandered all day Wednesday without seeing anything.

From: Thumper
Date: 08-Nov-18




Looks like an awesome place to hunt. Id pick that root ball hideout over a treestand any day!

Glad you weren't in it when the commotion went down!

From: Zbone
Date: 08-Nov-18




Long time ago, once had a guy cut down a tree my stand was in, but was a least nice enough to leave the undamaged treestand in place... He didn't like me hunting there even though I had permission... He was a neighbor to the farmer that gave me permission and sometimes worked or helped out the farmer, so not much I could say...

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 08-Nov-18

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Took pic of this husky fellow one evening. He was about 40 yards when I snapped the photo.

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 08-Nov-18

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Took this photo a year later about two hundred yards away. Bear season not in!.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Nov-18




Those big cherry trees are shallow-rooted, and there are a bunch of them on their sides around the mountains here. I've been up there with Scott and it is a great area atop the Allegheny Plateau. I live about 1400 feet lower here in the Eastern Alleghenies so Scott gets the snow before us and usually a lot more. We live in a beautiful area here in the east.

From: RymanCat
Date: 08-Nov-18




Believe you me I feel this post. Sandy knocked down the only big tree in my one section of woods I had a stand in. I arrowed over 100 animals out of that stand. The cousins house was on the corner and then they built a 3 tree stand so I gave that spot up.

It was a real hub for several properties that came together it was just unreal. That sure hurt me. Thought that tree would never come down.

One time I took a guy into it to show property few years back he was thinking about joining my club. We got there and 3 P and Y's got up from behind in the grass. I said I told you. He joined and gave me money on the spot. They all knew my stand was off limits unless they asked me if I wasn't there. I loved that stand so much.

I had it baited big time called it 2 things the diner and the killing fields.

From: SB
Date: 08-Nov-18




Lost my ladderstand that was in a strip of trees to a bulldozer that ripped it all out to plant three more rows of corn! Nice if the farmer would have warned me. Finally found what was left of it where they piled up all the trees they ripped out.

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 08-Nov-18




Looks like a great area; thanks for posting the pics.

From: Sam Dunham Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Nov-18




Go up that cedar tree, they were made for bowhunting and cover scent and breaking up your outline.

From: Tom McCool
Date: 08-Nov-18




Turned and old tree stand into a new ground blind. Always an up side! :)

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 10-Nov-18




Scott

I remember our adventures there. Lance and I met you to track a deer there one Sunday morning. I also sat on a bucket under that pine one evening and had a close encounter with a buck. My gosh it has been awhile!





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