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i have a newer climbing treestand a gorrilla deluxe would i be able to use this on state game lands? I have had people tell me no and yes.
 

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Should be alright as long as it's not really screwing up the bark or damaging the tree.all the stands do it to some degree,I have had light bayous,lone wolf and summit,they all will scratch the bark up a little sooner or later.
 

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As long as the cambium layer of the tree is not penetrated, the tree is not damaged. The cambium layer is the layer immediately under the outermost protective bark layer of a tree. Choose a heavy bark tree, such as an oak, and you will be OK on SGLs.
 

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I've seen nowhere in print or on the internet, where a commercial tree stand was prohibited. I believe the rumor grew when tree stand companies were changing the gripping of trees.

As for damage, I have a pine tree that was damaged, far greater than any tree stand, by a front end loader. The tree is still growing and the damage healed over. And that gouging by the front end loader took place over 25 years ago. The gouged wood is still sticking out of the tree.
 

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I've seen nowhere in print or on the internet, where a commercial tree stand was prohibited. I believe the rumor grew when tree stand companies were changing the gripping of trees.

As for damage, I have a pine tree that was damaged, far greater than any tree stand, by a front end loader. The tree is still growing and the damage healed over. And that gouging by the front end loader took place over 25 years ago. The gouged wood is still sticking out of the tree.
Title 34, Section 2511 addresses damage to trees by treestands. See actual code below.

Sec. 2511. Damage to trees.

(a) General rule. - It is unlawful while hunting or while preparing to hunt for any game or wildlife:

(1) To cause damage to any tree or trees located upon any public or privately owned lands as a result of constructing any tree stand, platform or any other manmade support of any description or as a result of using any portable tree stand or any other implement or device of any description to climb any tree.

(2) To use or occupy any tree stand, platform or any other manmade support of any description which, when constructed, damaged any tree or trees. This section shall not apply to a private landowner upon land which he owns or to any person to whom he has given written permission in advance.
 

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Re: Old Wives Tale

How the heck did the name of the thread change???

I was going to tell the story of how MY old wife lost HER tail..... Oh well, some other day.
 
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