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Campaign encourages using FAS/FBH with treestand

From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- A campaign to encourage those who hunt using a treestand to use a fall arrest system/full body harness approved by the Tree Stand Manufacturer's Association is underway in Nebraska.

Over the past several years, serious injury and death has resulted from hunters falling from tree stands or slipping while climbing to or from tree stands. Proper use of a fall arrest system/full body harness (FAS/FBH), in which the hunter is tethered to the tree at all times, can prevent serious injury or death.

Tree stand safety is taught in Nebraska hunter education classes. As part of the new campaign, Game and Parks has trained hunter education instructors in the proper use of FAS/FBH. Also, signs informing hunters on the proper use of FAS/FBH will be posted at wildlife management areas, as well as state parks and state recreation areas that allow hunting.

Visit http://tmastands.com/ to take an informal online quiz about tree stand safety and the use of FAS/FBH.

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