Tree Stand Theft Prevention

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Tree Stand Theft Prevention

Postby Black Smoke » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:18 am

Hey guys I have a serious problem with trespassers and I was curious to what would be the best way to make sure that my stands didn't get stolen. I was told put a chain around them but will this work? Any other ideas?
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Re: Tree Stand Theft Prevention

Postby DUCK HUNTER123 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:04 pm

A chain can be cut by using a bolt cutters, I use to chain mine up and thats what happen to me. So I started using large wire rope and locked it on there. I have had people to try and still my stand without success. You could see the marks where someone tryed to use bolt cutters. I put the lock in a position where its to hard to use a bolt cutter. I figured if there going to steal it there going to have to work for it...
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Re: Tree Stand Theft Prevention

Postby cONG » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:11 pm

I use a chain, and a cheap lock. I hunt private ground tho.
The best thing to do is buy a tree climber, they are like a lazy boy of tree stands
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Re: Tree Stand Theft Prevention

Postby Black Smoke » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:15 am

I hunt private land too but that doesn't stop people from trespassing. DUCK HUNTER, do you crimp the cable like you would a texas rig for decoys then wrap it around the tree and lock it up?
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Re: Tree Stand Theft Prevention

Postby DUCK HUNTER123 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:40 am

Yes, I crimp them. You can also buy them from rigging and welding supply stores.
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Re: Tree Stand Theft Prevention

Postby Black Smoke » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:15 pm

Cool thanks for the advice!
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Re: Tree Stand Theft Prevention

Postby DUCK HUNTER123 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:19 pm

Hey smoke noticed your from indiana, there is a company called fm mafco in south east indiana that can hook u up with a good industrial cable choker. Let me now if u want there number.
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Re: Tree Stand Theft Prevention

Postby Black Smoke » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:26 am

For sure man I am from the northern part but it can't hurt. Do they happen to have a website?
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Re: Tree Stand Theft Prevention

Postby Cujo1 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:21 pm

A guy I know has a cool way to eliminate theft. He uses hang on stands all of the same kind. I don't know the brand but they have two pieces of steel from the platform to the seat. He has a welder weld a 1/4 inch plate about 4 x 4 across these two pieces. In this plate is a 1/2 inch wide by 1 1/2 inch channel. He sets up a lot of trees with screw in steps. He then screws in a long 1/2 inch lag bolt with a big heavy washer on it. When he hunts a tree he climbs up hangs his stand on the lag, cinches down a ratchet strap and he is there. He just takes the stand with him each time and it just takes a second to hang and use. pretty slick set up. He has trees with steps and lags all over his property for different days and winds. Hope this helps.
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