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What have you left in trees by accident.

Loopwing

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So I was getting ready last night to do a ground hunt on Saturday morning and changing up my set. That is when I realized I left a hero clip and a screw in crossbow holder in the tree 2 weeks ago. I had used the hero clip to hold a branch out of my shooting lane and the holder was on another trunk.
To date this makes: 2 grunt calls, a hero clip, countless screw in hangers for my pack at height, pieces of 550 cord holding branches.
 

Buckkillr

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Countless screw in bow holders and once I was dang tired, cold etc and decided I had enough for the day. Had 4 ladder sticks up and pulled I thought everything on way down except my 4th stick , went back for that one
 

BCHunter

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My 360 cam, luckily it made it through the torrential downpour all night without any damage. That could have been bad.

I'm sure I have a bow hook or two up in trees.

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BuckTown

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While using my climber I left a screw in hanger with a grunt call and range finder hanging on it. Realized it when I got set up the next morning in a new spot. Went back to the old slot that evening to retrieve and hunt since I had to climb anyways. Plenty of times I’ve left my tree strap behind when using my climber (yes, I now realize I should be connected to the tree when going up and down).
Since switching over to saddle hunting I think the potential is a lot lower to leave something just because the tether has to slide down past those items and I’m actually looking right at them.
 

HuntNorthEast

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My GoPro and cam arm once bear hunting. Realized it 4 days later and went and retrieved. Thats it. I always do a once over ever since than!
 

boyne bowhunter

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Back in my climber days I always carried extra screw in hooks for bow holders because I could count on leaving at least 3 or 4 per season in the tree. Since I've switched to saddle hunting and use a girth hitched bow hanger, I can't think of a single thing I've left in the tree that I've had to go back for. I've had my rappel rope hang up a few times where I had to go back up to free it but I haven't "left" anything behind.

I will say though my process has become much more defined and rigorous since I started saddle hunting. I pay much more attention to detail and I have developed a very repeatable setup/teardown routine that I follow pretty religiously just to keep from making mistakes when you're only connected to the tree by a piece of rope.
 

Gator

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I forgot my rappel rope one this year. Of course I remembered it as soon as I got back to the truck and it was going to rain later that night so 1.5 miles later, I had it back in my possession.
 

Tjraley2

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Brand new sunglasses this past September. They’re still out there about 1.25 miles deep. Waiting for the snow to thaw to go get them!
 

Loopwing

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Yeah, one of those grunt calls is about 40 feet up a tulip poplar. Back in my climber days. This perfect tree was in a ravine, at 20 feet I was level with the top of the ravine. That was an awesome stand until the woods grew up. I could see 700 yards for 270 degrees. Killed a BUNCH of deer out of that stand with the 30.06. Oh the memories. The call was still there 3 years later.
 

Schwonkhead

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Not in the tree, but this past season I had to take care of some business at the base of a tree, skip ahead to the next day and I couldn't find my wallet anywhere in the house. So I made the trek back out to the spot thinking it must have fell out when I was pulling my pants back up or something. After about an hour I still hadn't found it and since there was just a few dollars in it, a couple cards, and my ID's I figured I would just go through the usual lost wallet protocol and I wouldn't really be out much. Later that night my wife and I were looking for the TV remote in our room and couldn't find it anywhere, usually when this happens the dog took off with it but it wasn't in any of her regular spots. Towards the end of completely tearing apart our room I opened the door to my side table and saw this:
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Our 4 year old daughter had been playing in our room and put both of these things inside the table. She thought she was in trouble when we asked her about it but we had a good laugh afterward.
 

Ked84

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Not left in a tree, but i was setting my gear down at my truck this year after i messed up on my only chance at a buck. Discouraged and reflecting on what went wrong.....i packed everything in my truck besides my climbing sticks. Got in the truck backed up, ran over my sticks. Talk about salt in the wound.
 

boyne bowhunter

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Speaking of which, man I wish they'd make a narrow lone wolf hand climber with a fabric seat. I just may go back to one if they did.
Yet more blasphemy! . . . We're going to have to report you to the International Brotherhood of Saddle Hunters and have them review your membership status! :tearsofjoy: :tearsofjoy:
 

Camelcluch

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Elk bugle in a shrub and didn’t realize it until five miles later. I considered it donated.
 

Ckwilli

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Grunt calls, bow hangers, and a rattle bag. I once left a hand warmer with about 12 duck loads in a tree where I was hunting in the timber. I went back a week later and there it was frozen solid. I lost a Gerber LST in the woods and found it two seasons later.
 
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