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Hunter Impaled

November 23, 2011

By Joe Melillo

Twin Tiers (WENY) - A hunting accident yesterday reminds us it's a good time to talk about safety. Yesterday a hunter was badly injured when he fell climbing to his tree stand. His leg was impaled by his gun.

Which brings us to tip number one. Don't carry your gun up and down to your tree stand. Use a rope to raise and lower the unloaded gun. Every hunter should take a safety course and get a license. Hold your gun with two hands, and point the barrel skyward. Always wear florescent orange.

Paul Perine is hunter safety teacher at Hesselson's he says, “It's imperative that hunter can verify and identify his target if you have a bright orange ball in the woods ahead of you its very difficult not to identify that as a hunter so its a safety issue.”

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