I just got a new climber stand and was wondering about securing my stand with a cable lock. I do realize that any locking device can be cut off with something like a battery powered angle grinder, but I do not plan to leave the stand locked to a tree for extended periods. I am mostly concerned about using my stand on public lands as I usually sign-up for a quota hunt on a WMA or State Park each year. I like to hunt at least a quarter mile from any road or easy access (Google Earth and GPS is the greatest thing since sliced bread). What I would like to do, is haul my stand into the woods the evening before the hunt and lock it up so I don’t have to carry it into the woods in the morning with all my other gear. If I kill a deer, I will have to lock my stand to the tree and go back for it after I drag the deer out to my vehicle, but that shouldn’t be a problem for such a short time. So what do ya’ll think? How likely is it to have my stand stolen over night? Quota hunts seem a bit safer since there are sure to be game wardens there (not to mention other hunters). Do you think that if I had a substantial enough cable that it couldn’t be cut with a bolt cutter, that a potential thief would think it too risky to either make a bunch of noise, or hack away at it for a long time?