Hell we go hiking on WMA alot and we like to go off trail sometimes fallow deer trails or random tracks and we find old deer stands all the time in might be months after deer season and we'll find them some cases broken or missing bolts just laying on the ground usually if their there after we come back in 2 or so months we just taken them so they don't just go to rust. On public land don't leave your stand there after the hunting season and when there up there during the season make sure you lock the damn thing in place some how.
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