Word came yesterday of a friend who learned he doesn’t bounce very well from about 18 feet in the air.
That’s how far he fell when the treestand he was setting-up gave-way.
He’s banged and bruised and had a very deep gash put into his leg. Luckily it wasn’t his head. Last year a Newton bowhunter wasn’t as lucky and his fall killed him.
Falls from treesstands are one of the most common accidents in deer hunting. Far more hunters are injured or killed from a fall than accidentally shot by another hunter…far more.