In an effort to reduce the number of tree stand related injuries this hunting season, tree stand users are reminded to wear a harness while hunting.
Wearing a fall arrest system or full-body harness is the best way to prevent hitting the ground and being seriously hurt if you should fall. Always wear a harness and keep it attached to the tree when hunting from, hanging, or taking down a tree stand.
Transitions in and out of the stand are most dangerous. Using a harness anytime your feet leave the ground can help prevent falls when getting in and out of the stand.
Remember: Hunt safely. Wear a harness.
More tree hunting safety tips can be found here.
Courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission