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DNR: Hunters stand good chance of falling if hunting from a tree stand

Time to start wearing a tree stand safety harness

2:09 PM, Nov. 6, 2013
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One in every three hunters who hunt from a tree stand will fall at some point in their hunting career and of those, 75 to 80 percent occurs while ascending or descending the tree.

A recent study by the International Hunter Education Association showed that nationally, 300-500 hunters are killed annually in tree stand accidents and another 6,000 will have tree stand related injuries.

Wisconsin has had three reported fatal tree stand falls already this year, according to Jon King, hunter education administrator for the Department of Natural Resources. ...

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