RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2020) – As deer season begins, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to always follow safety guidelines when hunting from a tree stand.
“It’s of the utmost importance to always use a fall-arrest system and follow the tree stand manufacturer’s recommended safety procedures,” said Carissa Daniels, the Commission’s outreach manager. “These steps can go a long way in helping hunters stay safe while hunting with a tree stand.”
The Commission’s hunter safety education campaign, Home From the Hunt, and the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation offer these tree stand safety recommendations:
Prepping Your Tree Stand
Setting Up Your Tree Stand
For more information on tree stand safety, visit the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation webpage. For information on the Hunter Education Program, hunting seasons and Hunting Heritage Apprentice Permits, visit ncwildlife.org or call 919-707-0031.