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Your life depends on tree stand safety
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Times photo: Lee Fahrney The nails and screws used to anchor this tree stand have broken off, leaving its user vulnerable to a life-threatening accident. It has since been replaced by a factory made model.
There are more than a dozen of them scattered around the family homestead - each one set up precisely where that monster buck is sure to pass by at just the right moment. The inventory includes commercially built one-person ladder stands purchased off-the-shelf at some outfitter's store or durable double stands with enough room for a father and child team to share the moment. There are homemade stands, some of them squared off platforms with solid 4x4 posts at each corner while others are skinny models stretched between two trunks of an oak or other hardwood.

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