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ARCHERY DEER SEASON IS PERFECT TIME TO BRUSH UP ON TREE STAND AND HARNESS SAFETY

September 1, 2015

MADISON - Wisconsin's archery and crossbow deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 12, and that means it's time to review how to stay safe in your tree stand.

Tree stands can greatly enhance a deer hunter's chances of harvesting a deer, but DNR Hunter Education Administrator-Warden Jon King says stand-related incidents also are one of the leading causes of injury to hunters.

"A few minutes reviewing these easy-to-apply safety maneuvers can prevent a fall that could bring a fast end to any outdoor fun this fall," King says. "The first simple safety tip is to always wear your harness."

Here are the rest of Warden King's tree stand safety tips:

More information, including how to take a free tree stand safety course, can be found by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for "tree stand safety."

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jon King, hunter education administrator 608-575-2294; Joanne M. Haas, DNR communications, 608-209-8147

Last Revised: Tuesday, September 01, 2015




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