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Oct. 21, 2011

Free tree stand safety harness for one student attending Nov.-Dec. Hunter Education Classes

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with Hunter Safety Systems to give away one free tree stand safety harness in each Hunter Education course in Nov. and Dec. to promote safe hunting. The winner of the free safety harness will be drawn from the students attending these hunter education classes.

Find a Hunter Education class near you.

Each year in South Carolina hunters are seriously injured as a result of falls from tree stands while hunting. These accidents can be prevented through the proper use of a tree stand safety harness. There were 29 hunting accidents in 2010 in South Carolina. Eleven of these were tree stand accidents and one of these was fatal.

Each time a hunter falls from a tree stand to tragic results, his/her family, friends and loved ones are affected as well. Every tree stand hunter owes it to their wives, husbands, children, mothers, fathers, and everyone around them to stay safe and wear some type of tree stand safety harness EVERY time they are in a tree stand.

See a DNR Youtube video on Tree Stand Safety.

DNR offers the following tips for a successful and safe tree stand deer hunt:


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