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POSTED: September 22, 2007 5:03 a.m.

Tree stands are a continued favorite piece of equipment for hunters as they search for ways to remain undetected by game. However, tree stands also are the leading cause of hunting incidents according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Fifty-two percent of the hunting incidents over the past 10 years, and 41 percent of hunting-related fatalities, were tree stand use related.

There are many different types of tree stands: climbing and non-climbing portable stands, portable ladder stands, permanent stands and others. Each type requires the user to be familiar with their variations to ensure safety.

People who use tree stands should thoroughly review the proper way to set up the stand and make sure that all parts are stable and in good working order.

For more information go to or call (770) 761-3010.



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