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Locavore Blog: Five Bowhunting and Tree Stand Safety Tips

I’ll be hunting from two, possibly three, tree stand locations on our property this October. Based on Bryce Towsley’s advice on scent control, I know I need to switch locations throughout the season so the scent has a chance to neutralize. In fact, he mentioned that the first day you hunt in a tree...

Vest-style harness systems are popular today because the straps are enclosed, the vest is easy to wear and they fit under shirts or jackets.

Do You Really Want to Die While Deer Hunting?

The stories about deer hunters falling from treestands and sustaining severe injuries or dying usually are the ones we hear about in the news media or at outdoors shows. During my newspaper writing career I wrote several of these stories. I hated it. I knew there was a family involved that might be reliving...

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Ninety Percent of All Deer Hunters Do This

If you’re a deer hunter and you use a climbing stand, lock-on stand or ladder stand, then you owe it to yourself to be as knowledgeable about the stand and as safe as possible when you’re using it. Elevated stands give us great opportunities to get above deer, scan the woods more effectively, take...

Tree Stand Contest

Win Prizes in Tree Stand Photo Contest

You could win a Hunter Safety System package, Hunter Ed safety course and a CVA muzzleloader as part of an ongoing photo contest to promote treestand safety. The contest is sponsored by Hunter Safety Systems, Hunter Ed and CVA. There is no entry fee. Every year, there are reports of hunters falling from tree...

Do you want to learn more about deer and deer hunting, safety, improving your skills and becoming a better hunter?

Harness Safety Systems Better, Stronger, More Comfortable

Talk with any bow hunter older than 40 or 50 and ask about safety harnesses, climbing trees in the “olden days” and whether they ever had an accident or close call that made their liver quiver. Chances are good you’ll get an affirmative. Hunters a smidge older than 50ish kind of shake their heads...

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Remember Safety Harness When Hanging Treestands

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s “Home From The Hunt” safety campaign is reminding hunters to be cautious when setting up treestands prior to deer season. “Every year someone is injured in a treestand-related incident before deer season opens,” said Travis Casper, state hunter education coordinator. “We need hunters to practice treestand safety at...