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I want to put my tree stands out on this conservation I hunt, but I have talked to several other hunters that say there stands get stolen all the time.

What can I do to lock these stands down to where they can not be stolen?

I have heard of people taking stands apart bolt by bolt and just leaving the locking mechanism in the tree.

What can I do?

I have a hang on stand and a climber.
 

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If you use a hang on stand,at least take your steps out when you leave...

Still may not stop a hardcore thief!

If you do take your screw-in steps out,put a piece of a stick in the hole so you can find the hole in the dark when you come back!
 

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[rquote=1479551&tid=103422&author=FiremanBrad]I'd use that climber, take it in and out when i went, personally!!!:wave:[/rquote]

That is what I do now but man is that a pain in the butt. On that conservation I have to walk for a long time to find a good spot away from everyone.

Thank you.
 

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I leave my climber in the woods. I bought one of the tree stand locks and it works good. Just do not forget the key! Make sure you run the lock cable through the pieces that are welded together so they can not be undone. I realize that someone can still steal the cables and seat ( you could just take the cables with you?) but I take the chance. Also do not make easy to see. I lower my stand all the way tot he ground and cover it with leaves and sticks to hide it a bit more.

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[rquote=1479583&tid=103422&author=Bow Madness][rquote=1479551&tid=103422&author=FiremanBrad]I'd use that climber, take it in and out when i went, personally!!!:wave:[/rquote]

That is what I do now but man is that a pain in the butt. On that conservation I have to walk for a long time to find a good spot away from everyone.

Thank you.[/rquote]

I know the feeling. I used to hunt Grand Pass W.A. back in the day. I'd strap on a stand, extra clothes, and a 64" recurve all on top, then hop on me mountain bike and ride way back in there!!! yea, I was in better shape back then too...lol:wave:
 

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Also, check out Rancho Safari for a Ghillie Suit. I bought one a few years back, and it works!!! Deer just don't see you!!!! More fun to hunt them from the ground anyway!!!:cheers::wave:
 

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[rquote=1479557&tid=103422&author=SHEDHEAD]If you use a hang on stand,at least take your steps out when you leave...

Still may not stop a hardcore thief!

If you do take your screw-in steps out,put a piece of a stick in the hole so you can find the hole in the dark when you come back![/rquote]

Thanks.

Your not allowed to damage the trees on conservation land, although I see were lots of other hunters do. I try to be as ethical as possible.

Surely, there is some way I can lock these stands down. Is there some kind of locking mechanism that cannot be cut?
 

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I have seen guys use a cable & lock used for locking up a bicycle. I have never heard of a hunter heading to the woods with bolt cutters but you never know anymore.
 

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Set a bear trap near the base of the tree and cover with leaves.... If someone is near your stand you will know the next day...:D
 

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[rquote=1479557&tid=103422&author=SHEDHEAD]If you use a hang on stand,at least take your steps out when you leave...

Still may not stop a hardcore thief!

If you do take your screw-in steps out,put a piece of a stick in the hole so you can find the hole in the dark when you come back![/rquote]

You are not allowed to use screw in steps on conservation land. So he won't have to worry about this.:cheers:
 
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