Tree stand safety and hunter's education offered through 189th AW safety office

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Jessica Condit
  • 189th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Fall is here, and with the change in season comes a change safety priorities. While safety is always number one, focusing on the ins and outs of hunting safety is a necessity during the new season. There are many elements of hunting safety that must always be taken into account when in the woods. If utilizing a tree stand, ensure you are wearing the proper protective gear such as a harness. While it might seem restricting and unnecessary, it is absolutely vital to ensure you don't take that 15-foot fall out of a tree. Hunter Safety and Education, including tree stand safety, courses are offered on a consistent basis with the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission as well as through your wing safety office.  Don't hunt without a plan, make sure you have all necessary equipment wherever and whenever you hunt. In the event of an emergency, you don't want to be up a tree without the tools to ensure your safety and success. For more information on tree stand safety, or to find out when the next class is, contact Senior Master Sgt. J.D. Crawford at 501-987-7959 or