Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tree stand hunting

In the news...

A Jasper, Ind. man was found dead at Patoka Lake Reservoir Wednesday night, after he apparently fell from a tree stand and suffocated while he was hunting.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a hunter who was killed Friday after apparently falling from his perch in a tree stand.

Tree stand accidents are the number one cause of hunting-related accidents in Illinois.

In recent years, several New York State hunters died as a result of falls.

A delayed report from state police at Campbellsburg says a Louisville man fell about 20 feet from a deer stand and died while hunting last weekend in Henry County.

One of Patrick Crisci’s Iowa doctors told him he’d like to go gambling with the Sabula hunter who walked away after falling 25 feet out of a deer stand over the weekend.

Since 2000, at least 129 people have been seriously injured in Minnesota using deer stands and another six died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Numbers may be higher, because hospital emergency rooms use an international coding system, and there is no code for tree stand injuries. Common injuries include broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain damage.

This year in North America, 300 to 500 hunters will be killed from falls from deer stands. Another 5,000 to 7,000 will be permanently disabled and 10,000 to 15,000 will receive some type of minor injury. Some of these injuries will be brain injuries.

Accidents & Tree Stands

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