I put up the perfect treestand in on a public WMA in Ohio last weekend. I went there today to mark yardage, etc. and it was gone. Somebody had went through the effort to spot it, go home and get a crowbar or something to pop the bicycle chain I had on it off and steal it. I had even removed the bottom three steps so they must have had a friend lift them up. They stole all my treesteps and safety belt as well.
I am really bummed because I have a nice deer on camera here and really was looking forward to hunting that stand. I am debating on putting up another stand in that tree (with a large chain) and hiding some cameras pointing at the tree.
- Is there a better way to prevent theft of lock ons?
- Can you prosecute some one if you have them on camera stealing your stand on public land or are you just at the mercy of thieves?