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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2017, 12:58:53 PM »
Leaving up a stand like that is tantamount to claiming that space as "theirs" for the season.  Sure it's "first-come-first-served" basis, but really what will happen if someone other than the "owner" sits in the box?  There's going to be a confrontation, at the best they'll ruin the hunt for the day and at worst...someone's shot.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2017, 01:22:02 PM »
Looks hideous. I would hate to start seeing those put up all over. If one does it more will. Not want I want to see during my time in the woods.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2017, 01:35:57 PM »
From the USFS web site:

"•Only portable stands or blinds are allowed. Check with your local ranger district for restrictions and time limits."

From the WDFW web site:

"Building blinds, tree stands, camps -- no digging pits to create waterfowl blinds; no cutting trees or attaching wire, staples or nails to trees to build blinds, stands, camps; all non-natural materials used must be removed at end of hunting season; unattended blinds are available to public on “first-come-first-serve” basis; camp structures must be removed at end of trip."

I'm sure some legal wrangler could find a technicality (doesn't say anything about screws or bolts) but I believe that the blind posted violates the intent of the rules for both USFS and WDFW.

I would probably report it. I find this similar to finding ATVs behind gates that are specifically closed to motorized traffic. I have better ways to spend my hunting day and the time and effort required to report shouldn't be necessary, but it's worth it to me. Not that I am holier than thou and need to be the enforcer of rules, but I genuinely worry about losing ALL access to areas because of the few that can't follow the rules.

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definitely seems illegal based on that..........as it should be.  that thing is hideous.  If it were merely a platform, it would still be illegal, but not such an eyesore.  Probably wouldn't get much attention.  This thing needs to come down.  I bet that was a ton of work to build that thing.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2017, 01:58:07 PM »
I think there is a bit more to the story here.  Seems like a lot of money and time to spend on a stand that is so easy to find and is in such a well known area. You know someone is going to mess with it.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2017, 02:13:21 PM »
I'm curious if it is a one seater or two? But I would be too afraid to walk under it and look up!  :yike:

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2017, 03:53:55 PM »
I am betting right now that the FS will do nothing.

I doubt they have the time, funds or staff to spend on removing all the blinds and crappers out there.
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2017, 04:02:37 PM »
Permits like weyco didn't get started over garbage or vandalism, it was shareholders greed to generate more money

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2017, 04:14:11 PM »
Permits like weyco didn't get started over garbage or vandalism, it was shareholders greed to generate more money

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2017, 04:34:12 PM »
This what Tannerite was invented for. After the hunting season some enterprising vigilante can blow it to smithereens and upload the video to youtube and make a fortune on the views. Just make sure to pick up the pieces. Doing God's work, one day at a time.

Tannerite is illegal in this state. Have no clue why they sell it. It's like expandable broadheads were before last yr or whatever it was.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2017, 04:49:28 PM »

Not that I am holier than thou and need to be the enforcer of rules, but I genuinely worry about losing ALL access to areas because of the few that can't follow the rules.

-croix

This.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #55 on: September 20, 2017, 04:53:00 PM »
Normally, the custom is to take down the stand at the end of hunting season. That includes hanging poles.
It is possible, it was built for a disabled hunter.
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #56 on: September 20, 2017, 06:04:41 PM »
Are disabled hunters allowed to build permanent blinds in the woods?

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2017, 06:06:10 PM »
Are disabled hunters allowed to build permanent blinds in the woods?
Nobody is allowed to build permanent anything on public property without prior authorization from the government agency.

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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #58 on: September 20, 2017, 06:14:57 PM »
Are disabled hunters allowed to build permanent blinds in the woods?
Nobody is allowed to build permanent anything on public property without prior authorization from the government agency.

Someone forgot to tell hundreds of folks. :yike:
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Re: is this an illegal treestand?
« Reply #59 on: September 20, 2017, 06:21:15 PM »
Are disabled hunters allowed to build permanent blinds in the woods?
Nobody is allowed to build permanent anything on public property without prior authorization from the government agency.

I thought that was the case. I don't understand why it keeps getting brought up.

 

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