Sounds like the DOW is really cutting loose with the tags.
I hope we don't lose a lot of the elk and deer to a heavy snow this winter after a dry spring and summer. However, it seems to me that if you wanted to assure more elk/deer made it through a bad winter you would want to leave the population higher going into the winter (meaning less hunting tags). Assuming that there is enough feed to go around....
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 -...