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#5943302 - 09/23/15 06:25 PM Man dies after falling from tree stand
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“Officials are investigating a fatal hunting related accident. It happened at about 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Officials with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission said 70-year-old George Olivo of Reidsville was killed from the injuries he suffered when the tree stand he was in fell to the ground.

Olivo was transported to Cone Health where he died.

"As a hunter myself, of course you never want to hear about it, both in my personal life and work life. Again, it's something that could happen to any of us," said North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Officer Nathan Green.”

http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triad/news/2015/09/22/man-died-after-hunting-related-accident.html

Always use safety harness.

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#5943313 - 09/23/15 06:31 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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#5943320 - 09/23/15 06:37 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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Dang, that stinks. Safety harness is a good idea
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#5943402 - 09/23/15 07:30 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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Never good to hear. I lost an uncle when I was a young guy. He fell out of his stand, broke his next instantly and passed there. Took 3 days to find him. Was a sad day for all of us. Needless to say harnesses are mandatory in our family since

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#5943528 - 09/23/15 08:55 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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That's a scary thing. I fell 12 feet from a tree stand and landed flat on my back, knocked me out for a while. When I woke it was dark, no idea how long I had been there. Not sure how it happened but was very glad to be alive and relatively uninjured. I still don't wear a harness, even though every time I climb up into a tree stand I'm reminded of the fall, maybe one day it will sink in more
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#5943536 - 09/23/15 08:56 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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The article says that the stand fell, not that he fell out of the stand.
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#5943571 - 09/23/15 09:07 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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That's why we always have at least 2 ratchet straps on all of our stands
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#5943626 - 09/23/15 09:39 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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That is scary stuff. I never trust a stand unless I put it up myself and it is
secured doubly.
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#5943633 - 09/23/15 09:43 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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Hate to hear that. We double strap ours and replace straps every year. Harness is mandatory. I actually like them as I can lean a bit forward without fear of losing balance in order to get a cleaner shot.
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#5943723 - 09/23/15 10:26 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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Hate to hear that, it's definitely something to take seriously. I thought I was going to fall once trying to get down from a lock on bow hunting when a nasty thunder storm hit. I was 25' up and that tree was freakin' moving, trying to find the foot peg was difficult to say the least. I kissed the ground in the rain, would have been a long fall. eek
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#5943729 - 09/23/15 10:32 PM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
That's a scary thing. I fell 12 feet from a tree stand and landed flat on my back, knocked me out for a while. When I woke it was dark, no idea how long I had been there. Not sure how it happened but was very glad to be alive and relatively uninjured. I still don't wear a harness, even though every time I climb up into a tree stand I'm reminded of the fall, maybe one day it will sink in more


You don't know what time you got to your stand? Or you don't know what time you woke up?

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#5943806 - 09/24/15 12:02 AM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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When my little 6'3", 300 lbs) started bow hunting, which was before I started hunting of any type, he wouldn't use a harness. My uncle asked him at Christmas that first year and my brother was truthful. He got an earful from my uncle and has used one ever since. If I had given him the same response, he probably wouldn't have started using one, but I'm glad my uncle was able to get through to him.
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#5944036 - 09/24/15 08:24 AM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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This happened on a lease that I was on near Breckenridge 20 years ago. There were 8 of us on the lease and after opening morning, 7 of us were in camp by 9:30am. It was one of those 90 degree opening days and was already near 85 by 10. We waiting for the last man, but he never came it. We discussed going to see if he was alright, but some suggested that it being opening morning he may be hunting for a long time. At 12 we decided to go check on him and if we ruined his hunting so be it. We found him at the bottom of a 12 foot tower stand that he had fallen out of that morning when climbing up the stand in the dark. His back was broken. We did not want to move him because we did not know if we would do more damage than what was already done. I drove to the nearest farm house and call 911. I waited there and took the ambulance to the stand. He lived and he can walk but he has to use a back brace. After that we had a rule, back to camp at 10am or we are coming looking for you. That is also the rule that I require on every lease I have been on since.
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#5944238 - 09/24/15 10:21 AM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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10am rule is silly. Lots of bucks are on their feet during the rut through mid day.
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#5944335 - 09/24/15 10:56 AM Re: Man dies after falling from tree stand [Re: tmaxhunter]
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Sorry to hear about this. Fell out of a ladder stand when I was fifteen that I hadn't secured properly when it shifted. Call it youthfull reaction but landed on my feet , if was to happen now I would break my fool neck anyway the hunt was over.

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