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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!

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