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Treestand safety. (Bowhunter's Journal).

Hunters who climb into trees should never consider leaving the ground with out the proper safety equipment -- their brain and a full-body fall restraint harness.

Unfortunately hundreds of hunters fall from trees every year. Some walk away with the feeling "that was a close call." Others are severely injured, and some never walk again. Many die from their injuries. The fact is, 1 out of 3 treestand hunters will fall sometime during their hunting lifetimes. Falling from a stand is now the leading cause of injury to hunters. That's the bad news.

The good news is that most falls can be prevented. Simply wearing a full-body harness and attaching yourself to the tree from the time you leave the ground until you return to the ground may not prevent you from falling, but it will prevent you from hitting the ground.

To hunt another day, be smart and wear a full-body fall restraint harness every time you leave the ground. The International Bowhunter Education Program has a 15-minute Safe Treestand Hunting video available for only $5, plus shipping. Contact: (406) 266-3237 or www.nbef.org.
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Author:Pool, Timothy S.
Publication:Bowhunter
Date:Jan 1, 2003
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