With tree stand theft being what it is in today’s world of hunting, I suggest that each hunter purchase a small engraving tool and engrave your driver’s license in an area that is not conspicuous to a thief. These tools can be purchased cheap enough and you can use them to mark your tools and other items as well.
Many times the tree stands end up in the hands of Conservation Police or some local police agency and, if they can find an identifying mark that you may have alerted them to when it was stolen; many times you can get your property back.
Unfortunately our world is full of people that do not respect another’s property and the hunters that abide by the law have to deal with it. This is just a simple way to mark your items.
Sam Van Camp writes about the outdoors on Fridays and Sundays. Call him at 662-6559. Fax: 446-6648. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org