Tree stand safety tips provided by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Tree stands are a basic tool of many deer hunters, but they can be dangerous if not used properly. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers tips for safety:

  • Wear a full-body harness the entire time you use the tree stand.
  • Check equipment regularly to be certain it is in good condition, following instructions provided with equipment.
  • Avoid hunting from heights above 15 feet.
  • Use a haul line to raise and lower your equipment.
  • Only load a firearm after you are safely secured in the stand.
  • Never use a homemade tree stand, ones made of wood and nailed or screwed to a tree are dangerous.
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