I was coming off a new mountain Saturday when I got a call from a hunting buddy. He was back at a place we've been hunting in the National Forest since October. We found a real good area about a mile walk in from the road. We put in a climbing stand and secured it to the tree with a 1/2 inch steel cable and a hardened lock. That still didn't prevent some S.O.B. from stealing it. That makes 8 or 9 stands I've had stolen over the years. This was the first time in the last 6 years I've left a stand in the woods and it didn't stay there a month. Now I have a new blind that cost $250. I'm scared to leave it in the woods long enough for the deer to get used to it being there. I wish there was some kind of tracking device that I could put on them to help catch thieves. I'd quit deer hunting and spend all my time baiting and hunting thieves!