All too often we deer hunters think that a ladder stand, for some reason, is OK to climb without using a safety harness. Wrong! How many times have you been in a ladder stand, all comfortable and warm and … zzzzz. Next thing you know, your head is bobbing like Tim’s. Without a harness, you could end up eating dirt and having a buddy find you.
Don’t be like Tim.
Check out this video from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and always remember to wear a fully body safety harness when you’re climbing stands and hunting.
Editor’s note: August is Treestand Safety Awareness Month and D&DH will be publishing stories, tips, gear ideas and more this month.
A Must-Have Treestand Safety Resource Kit
Are you familiar with the safety precautions that need to be put in place in order to ensure proper tree stand placement and usage?
If the answer is “no,” or you feel like you need to brush up on your tree stand safety skills, then the Tree Stand Safety Resource Kit is for you. Containing three prime resources regarding tree stand safety, this collection will ensure you’re well on your way to avoiding as much danger as possible while installing, climbing or descending from, or using a tree stand.
Begin with Treestand Safety and Placement, and learn the proper method for hanging a stand. You’ll also get placement advice for the best hunting. Learn more about how tree stand safety has evolved over the years, as well as how tree stand accidents have changed over time withComprehensive Guide to Treestand Safety.With the 30 Years of Deer and Deer Hunting Collection CD, you actually get six prime tree stand safety articles exploring the results of two tree stand safety surveys.