tree stands

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A DNR spokesperson says use safety equipment and take your time getting yourself set up in your deer hunting tree stand.

A 59 year old Racine man died in a tree stand related accident near Merrill recently.

DNR Conservation Warden Supervisor David Walz says one piece of equipment should be used everytime...

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A change for hunters concerning tree stands in the Northwoods and how many can be used.

Meeting in Madison Wednesday, the state Natural Resources Board adopted a motion to allow overnight placement on state owned land north of Wisconsin Highway 64 from September 1 through the following January 31.

The board also adopted an amendment limiting the number of stands and blinds left overnight to two.

Board Secretary Terry Hilgenberg of Shawano says he hunts in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest and was unsure about the change...

Wisconsin DNR

A hunter using a tree stand has about a 1 in 20 chance of suffering an injury in a fall from a tree stand during a lifetime. That number is part of research done by the DNR about safety awareness using the popular method of hunting. The research found a significant amount of injuries resulting from using tree stands to hunt.

DNR hunter education administrator Jon King urges hunter to use a body harness when using tree stands. King also says don't haul your weapon by hand....

Statewide, three hunters have died this year after they fell out of treestands. A DNR leader says most injuries and fatalities are preventable.

Jon King is DNR Hunter Education Administrator. He says for a purchased stand, take the time to read all the directions. He says setting it up alone is not advised...


"....we encouraging using the buddy system. Take somebody with you while you do this. When you're climbing in a tree stand and it's not attached to the tree, it could fall over on you and end up injuring you...."