Dallas, TX, August 18, 2015 – An average of 20 hunters per year die, and many others are permanently impaired by disabilities, because of tree stand falls. That’s why August is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month, so hunters remember to brush up on essential tree stand safety practices. Hunter Ed supports Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month, and has a few simple tips to keep hunters safe.
Tree stand falls are the number one cause of serious injuries or death to deer hunters, but they are preventable if you follow these basic steps.
1. Wear a fall-arrest system, which includes a full-body harness.
2. Stay connected to the tree the whole time you are off the ground.
3. See that your buddies do the same.