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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Retrieval device

What do you gentlemen use to retrieve things that you drop from your climbers/ladder stands? Just trying to be ready. Thanks

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 01:26 PM
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Re: Retrieval device

I use my equipment rope. I haul my bag and bow up with para cord. I have a carabeander on each end. I dropped my hat last year on a cold day and I grabbed a piece of string from my emergency bag, and tied it open, took my a few tries. but i hooked it. its like hunting and fishing at the same time!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 03:40 PM
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Re: Retrieval device

The best thing to do is put on what you need to (lanyard with call, gloves, facemaks, etc.) at the base of the tree before going up so I'm not handling a lot of stuff once I'm up. I also make sure my pockets are closed so nothing falls out while I'm climbing. The open carabiner tip is a good one. I used to carry a separate hook made from a coat hanger in my fanny pack but it was just one more piece of crap in my bag. From a ladder stand it's easier and quicker to just climb down and retrieve rather than fishing for it.

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Re: Retrieval device

I have seen a device called "The Booger" that looked like it was quality, and word work well.....

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 11:27 PM
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Re: Retrieval device

I noticed a couple of weeks ago that my license and doe tags had fallen out onto the ground. Rather than climbing down, I fashioned a gizmo out of my vest knife and my pull rope. Stabbed my license on my second try. The doe tags were a little farther away. I had to "cast" to them. I ended up covering them with leaves instead. Was fun for a while
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Re: Retrieval device

I have 30' of bakers twine in an old Sucrets plastic pack. I threaded 2- 1 oz. weights and a large treble hook. All I have to do is drop it, or suspend in and the get it over the object, the treble hook is pretty sharp and picks up everything.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 12:42 AM
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Re: Retrieval device

First either I have everything secure in a pocket or my back back...same pocket every time for each item. I have an "S" hook I use to put under my safety belt when in place to hold my back pack on the tree. I also have a second one I can attach to my bow pull up rope to snag things I have left on the ground or dropped.

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