TSSA Designates September as Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month
Do you know anyone who has been injured or killed by falling from a tree stand? Sadly, chances are you do because falls from tree stands are the No.1 cause of injury and death for deer hunters. That's why it's so important to take precautionary measures to ensure you remain safe throughout your time in the stand.
The Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation (TSSA) has designated September as Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month, since September is the month that most hunters start heading back to the woods to cut trails and hang stands in preparation for the hunting season.
In an effort to keep hunters safe this season, the TSSA has designed an educational campaign called the ABC's of Tree Stand Safety to serve as the building blocks to the awareness campaign. If you perform these three simple steps, you can virtually eliminate your risk of falling to the ground, as the majority of falls occur outside the stand.
- Always remove and inspect your equipment
- Buckle on your full-body harness
- Connect to the tree before your feet leave the ground
TSSA encourages all hunters to take tree stand safety seriously every time you hunt from, hang or remove a tree stand, and insist your buddies do the same.