i can understand where you are coming from wanting advise on how other hunters would a proach this but i always carrie a pistol just incase of this or any other animals sneeking up on me and my rifle is messed up. other than carrie a pistol they do have bear spray witch would give you a couple mins to get away. glad you made it home safe.
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 -...