ALBANY, GA -- According to Chris Carlisle with the Department of
Natural Resources, so far this year, there have been 39 deer stand
accidents in the state of Georgia.
29 of those accidents
happened while the person was engaged in hunting, 10 of those were
while the hunter was getting ready to hunt. There have been a total
of 3 fatalities this hunting season involving deer stands as well.
Carlisle said most of the accidents occur while the hunter is
entering or exiting the stands; he says during both of those times
it's usually dark outside so hunters need to be aware of the
surroundings and cautious at all times.
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