-- Always wear a full-body harness.
-- Always attach yourself to the tree, starting when you are on the ground.
-- Avoid hunting from heights above 15 feet.
-- Always use a line to raise and lower equipment.
Tree stands are commonly used by many deer hunters, but Nebraska Game and Parks officials say the stands are dangerous if not used correctly.
Mike Streeter is hunter education coordinator for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He says most tree-stand accidents come from carelessness.
Fall deer hunting has already begun for archery hunters. The annual firearms season in Nebraska runs through Sunday.
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