Posted August 24, 2017 12:30 pm by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

Tree stand safety is a major part of the West Virginia DNR's Hunter Education course.
Tree Stands Allowed on South Dakota Public Land Beginning August 25

South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks

PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Archery hunters can start setting up tree stands on public lands beginning Friday, Aug. 25.

Permanent tree stands and climbing devices are prohibited on lands owned, leased or controlled by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) as well as the Fort Meade Recreation Area.

Portable tree stands and climbing devices that do not use nails, wire or bolts for attachment are allowed from Aug. 25 through Feb. 15, 2018.

The name and address or the year and current big game tag number of the owner or user must be on the stand and legible from the ground. Tree stands may be stabilized with one screw-in T.

Tree stand hunters are urged to use safety harnesses whenever hunting from an elevated blind.

Every year, South Dakota hunters are injured from tree stand falls, and falls from tree stands are the number one deer hunting injury in the United States.

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