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By remembering the S.T.E.P.S. of tree stand safety, you can reduce your risk of falling and be prepared to signal for help if you do fall.

  • Safety harness: Always wear your fall-arrest system with a full-body harness whenever your feet leave the ground.
  • Tree stand maintenance: Check your stand for missing or broken parts before each use.
  • Evaluate your stand site: Select trees that are alive and will support your stand.
  • Partners and plans: Hunt with a partner, and have a plan in case of an emergency.
  • Signals: Carry a whistle or other signaling device should you need assistance.