Every year we all hope to head somewhere new and exciting to hunt different animals and terrain. Illinois fit the bill for me in 2010. Having been born and raised in the West, I have spent most of my hunting career chasing western game such as: mule deer, elk, black bear, black tail deer, etc. Despite having hunted many different states I had not previously been able to hunt Whitetail and jumped at the opportunity when some friends invited me out to IL
Regardless of which type of safety harness the hunter uses while hunting from treestands, they should be aware of a condition medical practioners describe as orthostatic intolerance. Let’s take a minute to describe the signs and symptoms of orthostatic intolerance; discuss how orthostatic intolerance can occur while hunters are suspended following a fall; and outline recommendations for preventing orthostatic intolerance, as well as recommendations for hunter training and self-recovery and self-rescue.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Injury Sciences (CIS), recently published researcher’s findings suggesting that young hunters between the ages of 12 and 34 are most likely to be injured by using treestands.
Sponsored by Mountaineer Sports (maker of the life-savingRescue One ‘CDS’ Controlled Decent System) and the TreeSuit. By: Richard L. Holdcraft, BA, MS, HHD Consulting Group, LLC For over thirty years hunted from an elevated position . For me it offers many advantages that outweigh the disadvantages. Hunting from a treestand is an individual choice and may […]