a case for safety harnesses

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Da' Big Dog, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. today while prepping to climb down with my summit viper....I had an accident....my foot platform got knocked off my tree.....as I was about to put my feet in the stirups the platform came off my tree to my surprise......never had this happen before....thankfully, I never get into a treestand without a harness......yet, there I am holding on to the hand platform attempting to pull the rope holding the foot platform up and get it back on the tree......well it took some doing but I was able to get it back on the tree and climb on down.......if it had not been for my harness the story may have had a terrible ending....thank the good Lord for grace and mercy......folks where your harnesses
     
  2. BDW

    BDW Premium Member<br>Merganser Slayer<br>2011 Turkey

    Yep...NO REASON not to wear one!! Glad you're OK!!
     

  3. 44

    44 Well-Known Member

    So it fell completely off the tree? Glad your ok. Did you load your harness or your underwear when it fell out from under you?
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  4. VALES

    VALES Well-Known Member

    I have had that happen myself..that is scary...especially when there is no rope holding that bottom platform to the top..luckily i wasnt real high up...i learned a lot from that incident..#1. Safety harness. #2. Make sure both platforms are tied together...glad you are ok BigDog.
     
  5. Greyhound

    Greyhound Well-Known Member

    So the platform detached completely from the tree as in the cable was no longer clasped on one side? Or did the platform just slide down the tree until the umbilical cord caught it? :head:

    Glad you're ok and your harness did its job.
     
  6. Razorback123

    Razorback123 Super Member<br>The Original BBDH

    Glad youre okay brother.
     
  7. that's what happened