I didn’t make it out on the opening day of deer season. But yesterday, four days into it, I was 30 feet up a double-trunked linden tree with a good view of the deer trail behind the house. And in my hands I held my trusty...pruning saw. It’s a good one, a Corona 14-inch curved-blade Razor Tooth Pruning Saw Model 7395. The blade bristles with three-sided, impulse-hardened (somebody please tell me what this means) teeth. It came with a paper scabbard that fell off about 15 feet up. Now it’s hanging from a carabiner attached to my harness, swinging as I ascend, and banging into the nylon straps that connect the two platforms of my Lone Wolf. As well as my legs. Long pants might have been a better choice. The blade is “sticky sharp,” so that when it touches fabric strap or skin, it sort of grabs hold. You have to freeze, relax, and gently disengage it before continuing on your merry way.