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#2117415 - Fri Feb 04 2011 09:50 AM Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory?
Killin'time Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 23 2009
Posts: 3210
Loc: SC Pennsylvania
So I was thinking last night, seat belts while driving a vehicle are mandatory, but helmets while motorcycling are not. How about Saftey Harnesses while in any climber, hang on, or ladder stand? Should it be mandatory law to have to wear one?
Should Saftey Harnesses be mandatory by law?
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#2117434 - Fri Feb 04 2011 10:06 AM Re: Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory? [Re: Killin'time]
brittanyman Offline
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Registered: Tue Sep 13 2005
Posts: 1292
Loc: Mckean County
Smoking and booze kills more people a year than people falling out of tree stands yet there not illegal.

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#2117500 - Fri Feb 04 2011 10:57 AM Re: Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory? [Re: brittanyman]
Antler Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 02 2010
Posts: 765
Loc: pa
Lets where helmets too
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#2117545 - Fri Feb 04 2011 11:20 AM Re: Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory? [Re: Antler]
79inpa Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 23 2007
Posts: 805
Loc: kingsley pa
yeah and while your at it we should be required to wear rubbers when we're hooking up. Just because something bad could happen! Safety first!

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#2118923 - Sat Feb 05 2011 10:32 AM Re: Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory? [Re: 79inpa]
NanookOdaNorth Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 07 2005
Posts: 5308
Loc: Warrington, PA
Landing on your head is the consequence for falling out of a treestand, most would say they would rather not fall. IMO, strapping in then is a matter of common sense, either you have it or you don't. You cannot pass regulations to make people smarter...
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#2118950 - Sat Feb 05 2011 10:51 AM Re: Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory? [Re: NanookOdaNorth]
hunnter Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 20 2008
Posts: 1665
Loc: State of euphoria
+1. I will not go up my treestands without one. My neighbor felt he never needed one until he fell, broke his neck, had surgey, and got to wear a halo for a while. He now wears a harness. He was lucky, he is still hunting and is not paralyzed. Not wearing one to me is foolish, but there is no need for another law to protect people from themselves.
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#2122915 - Tue Feb 08 2011 08:56 AM Re: Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory? [Re: hunnter]
squirrelsniper Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 02 2010
Posts: 268
Loc: crawford,PA
if i'm in a stand and i fall and die because i didnt have a Harnesse on thats my falt and i dont want the PGC telling me i have to were one. I dont were one i had to watch a video for my hunting test and it sayed that if you fall out of a stand you have 20 seconds to get back in you stand or you pass out because it chokes you while it holds you up so your dead ether way.
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#2122922 - Tue Feb 08 2011 09:02 AM Re: Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory? [Re: squirrelsniper]
smitz8500 Offline
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Registered: Tue Sep 08 2009
Posts: 1158
Loc: 2A
jr hunters should be required. It sthe parents duty to ensure safety but some parents are morons.
The new saftey harnesses offer an additional strap in case you fall that can be made into a loop below you to step up and relieve the pressure on your thighs. It only takes 10 min to die when your femeral arteries are cut off
Most of my stands are lock ons but if you are in a climber you are in big trouble if you fall and are suspended from the tree with no steps to get ahold of
Back in my younger day I could shimmy up if I had to but now that I am fat and old I need all the help I can get

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#2122923 - Tue Feb 08 2011 09:03 AM Re: Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory? [Re: squirrelsniper]
fishkrane Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 27 2008
Posts: 3258
Loc: Pa
I bought my son one of the hss vests for the upcoming season,he will be 12 and using a climber. I personally have never used one, and really should have, been hunting since 12, now 35, always hunted from stands. I'm going to use one now that my son is going if anything at least it's a good example if I'm wearing one. I don't think it should be mandatory though, maybe for kids, definatly not adults.


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#2122958 - Tue Feb 08 2011 09:29 AM Re: Should Safety Harnesses be Mandatory? [Re: squirrelsniper]
John S Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Posts: 38864
Loc: Lancaster,PA,Lancaster
The new harness straps with the leg loops will not suffocate you, they should not sell the other kind anymore. We have a law that says you have to wear a seatbelt. People still don't wear them. I doubt the PGC wants to be the treestand seatbelt police.
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