IN: Falling from tree stands
November 21, 2009
...hunters using elevated tree stands or platforms should use a full-body
safety harness to protect themselves in case of a fall. Falling from an
elevated stand or platform is the most common hunting accident in Indiana.
During the 2008 hunting season, 24 hunting accidents were reported to
conservation officers. Falls from tree stands led to 15 injuries, resulting
in two deaths.
Contact dnrlaw@dnr.IN.gov for
information about taking a Hunter Safety Course.
Return to Hunting Accident Index
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