What goes up must come down, so the key element to safely hunting from a tree stand is coming down, how and when you choose to, not when the law of gravity makes the decision for you. The best precaution from falling is to wear a safety harness from the time you leave the ground until you return. Carefully inspect your stand before using it. Always use a haul line. Don't leave safety up in the air when hunting from a tree stand. The proper use of tree stands, fall-restraint equipment and safety measures will help prevent injury or even death from such falls. Always let others know your exact hunting location and when you plan to return.
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