Charles Johnson: There's no excuse not to make sure tree stand is secure and working well
The ground and leaves rushed toward me, but at the same time I felt I was in slow motion. I flailed my arms through the air in an attempt to grab anything to slow my fall. By the time I realized I was falling, I hit the ground. Fortunately, I did not land on my bow or arrows, but one arm and one leg were broken. I had to crawl back to my ATV and was able to get some help. After several weeks I was well enough to return to the deer woods, this time with a safety harness. The above account is true, and this deer hunter never forgot his near-death plunge from a tree stand.Click here to read the full version of this story in The Anniston Star Digital Edition or pick up a copy of today's Anniston Star.
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