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#772267 - 06/08/08 09:54 AM Screw-In steps
String Music
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Any studies been done on the affects of screw-ins? How fast it kills the tree?
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#772422 - 06/08/08 02:43 PM Re: Screw-In steps [Re: String Music]
InfoMan
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Registered: 11/25/02
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If you were wondering, screw-in steps are illegal on WMA's.
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#772439 - 06/08/08 03:18 PM Re: Screw-In steps [Re: InfoMan]
shelby
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many private land owners will terminate a hunters permission if they are seen using screw-in steps!
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#772442 - 06/08/08 03:22 PM Re: Screw-In steps [Re: InfoMan]
WestTn Huntin'man
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One of the problems with trees and screw in steps is when they are removed. The hole that is left leaves the tree open to insects and decay.Also the tree loses value for possible timber use.If you use them on YOUR trees and leave them in the step seals the hole . This minumizes some of the problems.
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#778888 - 06/12/08 08:00 PM Re: Screw-In steps [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
tndrbstr
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I know some folks that use lag screws with removable steps that slip off of over the bolt heads. They just leave the screws in the trees from now on.
I use strap on steps and I like them very much with no harm to the tree...

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#785044 - 06/17/08 04:38 PM Re: Screw-In steps [Re: tndrbstr]
Hillbilly Hunter
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Registered: 07/15/05
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if i use screw in steps, it will be in hackberry where there is no timber value.
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#786102 - 06/18/08 11:03 AM Re: Screw-In steps [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
Winchester
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Depends on the type of tree, I use the treehopper bit, and after drilling, some trees will seal up quickly while others stay open for months!
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