‘Let’s be careful out there’ in tree stands

Hunters should exercise caution when handling firearms and getting in and out of tree stands

BY ED GODFREY Staff Writer Published: November 11, 2012
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Six important safety tips

• Never point your firearm at something you do not intend to shoot.

• Assume every firearm is loaded.

• Always be sure of your target and what is on the other side of it.

• Wear a full body harness, not only when you are in a stand but also when climbing in and out of it.

• Use a haul line to lift your unloaded gun or bow into the stand or when lowering it to the ground.

• Inspect your stand before each use.

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