Re: Dead Deer as Bait
The slide cable is nothing more than a variable anchor point. It does not add length to the cable restraint, but merely allows the restraint to slide along the ground to its final anchor point. The radius of the cable restraint remains constant, and therefor within the law. (I think??)
Your right, they didn't mention slide cables, but it doesn't make them illegal by default.
They also didn't mention the legality of anchoring to a tree with a diameter great enough to disallow entanglement because of the impossibility of the cable actually wrapping around the tree. My local WCO said, "No problem that I see with it. Use your best judgement." I know the 1/2" rule, but I'm talking on a much grander scale (tulip poplar size).
The instructor at the course I took said, "If a dead deer lays here, (took a few steps to the right) you can set a cable here. Just don't set right at the bait." Tim Conway was there and watching, but he's not the guy I'm referring to. I told you last year it was some big dude in a cowboy hat, and you laughed at me. Don't know, but that is the fellow I'm referring to.
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