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HSS Reminds Hunters that September Is
Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month
DANVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 9, 2016) — The team at Hunter Safety System would like to remind hunters that this month is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month. Treestand accidents continue to be the leading cause of serious injury and death among hunters.
Treestand accidents are easily prevented by following three simple rules: inspect your equipment, wear a full-body harness and stay connected from the time your feet leave the ground until they return to the ground. An astounding 86-percent of accidents occur while ascending to or descending from the treestand, not while in it.
“Every day we focus on treestand safety at Hunter Safety System, but this month, it must be recognized on a national level,” said Jerry Wydner, HSS president. “This is the time of year that hunters are returning to their stands, and we encourage each of them to wear a full-body harness out there and always stay connected to a LifeLine.
“While we would love everyone to wear one of our harnesses, it really doesn’t matter what brand of full-body harness you’ll wear while preparing a treestand or hunting from it. So long as the harness meets current industry standards recognized by the Treestand Manufacturers’ Association, please wear it and stay connected so you are safe and able to return to your loved ones after the hunt,” he concluded.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Danville, Ala., Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter. For additional information, write to: Hunter Safety System, 8237 Danville Road, Danville, AL 35619; call toll-free 877-296-3528; or visit www.hssvest.com.