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    Keeping hunters healthy: tree stand safety and a free screening event

    Published on August 24, 2015 By Rich Kelley, NREMT-P, EMS clinical supervisor, Mount Nittany Medical Center

    The use of tree stands is a popular tool in hunting, as scouting from elevated stands has many advantages. Hunters position themselves in trees to improve their field of view and to reduce the chance of being detected by game. Hunting from tree stands can be more productive, but using them can also be very dangerous. The proper use of tree stands and fall restraint equipment will help prevent injury or even death from such falls. Reduce the chance of a tree stand accident by following the tips below: Scout preseason and locate good stand sites. Choose a tree that is straight and healthy. Ne...

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