On thing to remember is that here in Colorado since a law was passed a few years ago you have to eat the marmmots that you shoot. It is a wacky law but I think that the only animal that you are not required to salvage for the meat is a coyote.
We did have a funny encounter with some while backpacking. My girlfriend was walking on the trail in front of me. Well, it was getting dark so the visibility was low. Anyway, I heard what sounded like a whistle. I looked around and didn't see anything. Instantly, my girlfriend said I didn't have to whistle to get her attention. I replied I didn't whistle. A few steps later, another whistle. She turns to ask me what I needed. I said nothing. She's getting annoyed at this point. But as she is turned looking at me, another whistle sounds off from the distance. I said, It wasn't me, now do you believe me? She started laughing and asked what it was. At this point, we couldn't see a 100 yds, so there was no way for me to explain the whistles. The next day we figured out where the sound was initiatiing. It was funny while it lasted.
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...