I have read that even though the harvest was up last year PGC claims the herd grew by 20% statewide. I dont know but, thats what I heard. I hunted a new area this year and the part in the article about the deer not being in thier traditional areas makes sense to me. I saw 3 bucks on opening day (all too small for the new antler restrictions) but, the other 2 guys hunting on the same property (have hunted it in excess of 10 years each) didn't see any bucks. They just didn't go to the traditional hot spots. I had an advantage of scouting on the day before the opener and found good buck sign and hunted there. Out of the way of the other hunters.
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 -...