Just a reminder as people head out to the fields and forests this year for deer season—one careless moment can be devastating. The good thing is that, with so many hunters having passed their hunter education certification, safety is on the top of the mind of many. The bad thing is that people occasionally let their attention lapse.
Tree stands are one of those things that require special attention and care. Some horrible accidents I’ve known related to these include a man falling and breaking his neck, another falling and having his ankles crushed as he landed and another killed as he drew a loaded gun up into the stand. Accidents do happen, but there are things hunters can do to avoid them.
I’m hoping to see no reports of treestand accidents this year. Remind your friends and family who use them to keep their safety in mind first so they can enjoy the deer later.