RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2017) — As deer season ramps up, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to follow safety guidelines when hunting from a tree stand. Accidents involving tree stands are the leading cause of injury while hunting.
“Take adequate time to properly prepare your tree stand and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommended safety procedures,” said Chet Clark, the Commission’s eastern outreach manager. “The extra time that it takes to prepare is essential as it helps prevent injuries and will help hunters return home safe and sound.”
Commission tree stand safety recommendations include:
Hunters can review a free tree stand safety course online. For more information on the Hunter Education Program, hunting seasons and Hunting Heritage Apprentice Permits, visit www.ncwildlife.org or call 919-707-0031.
Credit Missy McGaw