Myself, and what about dosing off, done my share. Older now, no deer is worth the safety risks. Be safe, that deer will come out again.harness
Just don't leave home without it! I am aware of way too many guys that have taken a fall, some fatal. Worse yet they were paralyzed. Can't even imagine being like that. It would be a heart breaker. The worst offender were the permanent stands that rotted and guys still tryed to use them. I think back to my youth before hangons standing on a limb balancing while shootin the recurve. I was lucky!
This is kind of the same page, when I turned 79 I quit taking the tree stand and went to a ground blind instead. Common sense finally caught up with me. I had always used ladder stands, though difficult to put up, always seemed safer. Now none of them seem safe.I used to use a harness called Big Game, but to tell you the truth since I turned 70 (77 now) I've been keeping my feet on the ground.