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TREE STAND HUNTERS NEED TO PLAN FOR SAFE HUNT

September 14, 2010

MADISON - That fact that hunters fall from tree stands is anything but surprising, said Tim Lawhern, hunter education administrator for the state Department of Natural Resources. Research shows that one out of three hunters will fall from a tree stand sometime during their hunting careers.

The bow hunting season for deer this year begins Saturday, Sept. 18. Many hunters have been honing their archery skills for weeks now, fine-tuning equipment and strengthening muscles specific to the hunt.

No less important is to think ahead and to plan for a safe hunt.

Here are some suggestions from Lawhern for hunters planning on hunting from tree stands:

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Lawhern (608) 266-1317

Last Revised: Tuesday, September 14, 2010




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