Deer Hunter Leaps From Tree to Escape Helicopter Tree Trimmer
By OutdoorAly

Posted: October 25, 2013

What seems like a scene out of a James Bond movie really happened last week to an Illinois hunter. He was quietly manning a tree stand when a string of rotating power saws, suspended by a helicopter came buzzing through the woods straight for him.

And like a true hunter, he was quick to react. He leapt from the tree stand to avoid the slicing blades that were headed for him.

This method of trimming trees he witnessed is popular and efficient amongst power companies who want to prevent any trees or branches from falling and taking down a power line. The Duke Energy company was using this method to clear trees around power lines on the hunters property.

Check out the helicopter in action below:

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Here is a video that shows this technique in action:

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