Treestand Safety for Young Hunters

Treestand Safety for Young Hunters
Photograph Courtesy of National Shooting Sports Foundation

Treestands are one of the most popular and effective methods of deer hunting throughout the eastern half of our country. Being perched high in a tree offers concealment from a whitetail’s sharp eyesight, helps to keep a hunter’s scent from spooking game and gets a hunter above cover for a clear view and shot.

Unfortunately, treestand falls are a common cause of injury and death among hunters. A misplaced step, a broken tie-on strap or ladder step or a falling tree can all cause catastrophic results. Proper treestand safety techniques can all but eliminate accidents, and teaching young and new hunters to follow these safety tips will result in a lifetime of safe hunting.

Click here to read more about how to stay safe in a treestand.  

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