I watched a couple of mature 4x4 mule deer one year the last week in September fight each other for over half a hour a couple of years ago. All I could figure out is that they were just mad at each other over something since the rut was a good month and a half away.
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 -...