LINCOLN — Tree stands are commonly used by many deer hunters, but Nebraska Game and Parks officials say the stands are dangerous if not used correctly.
Mike Streeter is hunter education coordinator for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He said tree stand accidents are on the rise, and that most occur from falls.
Among his safety tips:
» Always wear a full-body harness approved by the Treestand Manufacturers Association.
» Always attach yourself to the tree, starting when you are on the ground.
» Avoid hunting from heights above 15 feet.
» Always use a line to raise and lower equipment.
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