I’ve had two stolen that were up about 12 feet or so. If they want it bad enough height doesn’t matter. In my area someone has discovered my strategy of hanging them high. Once they figure out to look up high in the tree the game is over.I do the same, up out of sight where it may not be noticed.
Such a sad tale that you had to go to that extent....glad you were able to get your point across......Over 30 years ago my brother and myself had 5 acres of private land to hunt. A guy that owned 40 acres next door showed up on our spot. He called a game warden that used to live next door to him. Warden bothered us bothered us every time we hunted there.Checked our licenses and consent to hunt forms. 2 tree stands disappeared. I hung a new stand and I tig welded razor blades on tree steps about 3/4 of the way up the tree. I was approached by warden asking whose stand it was.I wasn't a Christian back then so I lied and said I don't know.The land owner that lived next door got what he deserved.
I'm so sorry to hear about this, I really feel for you man. I had my house broken into and ransacked a little over a year ago and it's the crappiest feeling in the world knowing that something you bought with your hard earned money is gone to some spineless scum bag. They'll get what's coming to them!My Multrie was stolen yesterday and I'm still Pizzed. Not only was it password protected, I had a label on it with the words, "PASSWORD PROTECTED", I also had my telephone # on it and my initials are filed inside. It was in Area 49 NJ. Only cheap ones from now on. It takes a real lowlife.