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Safe Firearm Handling and Tree Stands
Hunter walking through the forest and toward a tree stand.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing the stand.
- Unload firearm.
- Attach retrieval line to firearm so muzzle will maintain safe direction.
- Always use a safety harness.
- Attach safety harness line when climbing into the stand.
- Attach safety harness line to the tree.
- Hoist firearm with retrieval line (muzzle maintains safe direction).
- Reload firearm.
Safe hunting is no accident!