A man was attempting to steal a tree stand that was on public land. And here’s the kicker, the stand was locked to a tree, so the thief got the bright idea to use a chainsaw to cut it all down. However, it appears the thief’s plans were spoiled when the chainsaw got stuck in the tree, forcing the culprit to flee the scene and leave the chainsaw behind.
The hunter who owned the stand came back to find the chainsaw still stuck in the tree from the night before. DNR stated in the report:
“The morning hunt was ruined for the tree stand owner, and the county sheriff’s office is investigating the theft attempt.”
There wasn’t any cameras out in the woods so it’s unlikely he’ll be caught, but not only did he come away without a stand, he’s down a chainsaw too.
Man, I would’ve paid a lot of money to see this wanna be thief caught on video, seeing his reaction once he realized the chainsaw was stuck in the tree for good and he had to leave it behind. Can you imagine him out in the woods in the middle of a night, yanking on a chainsaw to try and free it from the tree? And then just giving up and going home… priceless.
I mean, why steal one when you can do this…
Oklahoma Department Of Wildlife Discovers Patio Chair Nailed To Tree For Make Shift “Tree Stand”
If you don’t follow the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation of Twitter (X), you must change that STAT. Whoever runs that account needs a raise.
While most of their tweets are funny memes, they did post pictures of a backwoods tree stand they uncovered. During a survey, they found (some might say creative, others might say redneck) a slightly unconventional tree stand.
A metal patio-style chair nailed to a tree, with a support stump (which is a generous term) placed underneath. I am not going to lie; looking at this picture, physics has been defied. There is no way weight was supported; if it was, I’d like to be passed along their diet.
“Unfortunately, Miss Jackson, we are for real. This “tree stand” was discovered on public land in McIntosh Co. by Warden Rowland.
Not only is this EXTREMELY NOT SAFE, it is EXTREMELY NOT LEGAL. IT WAS HELD IN BY FOUR SMALL SCREWS.”
Unfortunately, miss Jackson we are for real. This "tree stand" was discovered on public land in McIntosh Co. by Warden Rowland. Not only is this EXTREMELY NOT SAFE, it is EXTREMELY NOT LEGAL. IT WAS HELD IN BY FOUR SMALL SCREWS.