IDNR reminds tree stand hunters to be safe


November 22, 2023

The Ill. Department of Natural Resources is urging hunters to use safety harnesses when hunting from tree stands in the field. Tree stands are the number one source of hunting-related accidents and fatalities in Ill..

The 2023 firearm deer season dates were Nov. 17-19 and also Nov. 30- Dec. 3.

“Our utmost priority is ensuring hunters’ safety so they can return home unharmed after every hunt,” said Jed Whitchurch, director of IDNR’s Office of Law Enforcement.

So far during the fall 2023 hunting season, which includes archery deer season, Ill. Conservation Police have documented two hunting-rela...

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