With the opening of the Southern Zone regular big game season just a few days away, the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is once again emphasizing the importance of safety in the field. Not just with firearms safety either.
Yes, there’s no arguing that firearms must be treated with respect. Point your gun in a safe direction, be sure of your target and look beyond.
However, the No. 1 cause of hunting-related injuries is through the use of tree stands. One-third of all hunters using a tree stand will fall out of them.
In an effort to promote tree stand safety, DEC has come out with a new short video to help hunters become aware of the safety concerns association with the use of tree stands. Take a few minutes and watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPcVgVT7jeQ&feature=youtu.be … and be safe.