LINCOLN -- Nebraska Game and Parks officials warn hunters using deer stands this season to be careful. Mike Streeter is the hunter education coordinator of the state Game and Parks Commission and says tree stand accidents are on the rise - and most of them in relation to falls.
Some tips to stay safe:
- always wear a full-body harness approved by the treestand manufacturers association.
- avoid hunting from heights above 15 feet.
- and always use a line to raise and lower equipment.