Safety First When Hunting From Tree Stands
Posted: 10/01/2013
An estimated 50,000 archery deer hunters will climb into treestands in Iowa, and an untold number will fall.

One in every three hunters who hunt from a treestand will fall at some point in their hunting career, and of those, 75 to 80 percent occurs while ascending or descending the tree.

Nationally, 300-500 hunters are killed annually in treestand accidents and another 6,000 will have treestand related injuries.

Tree stand incidents are one of the leading causes of injury to hunters. The DNR urges hunters to utilize the following safety tips: