A tragic hunting accident in DeWitt County earlier this month has local conservation authorities reminding hunters to check their tree stands.
It's a warning that is given each and every year at the start of the hunting season and without fail, there always seems to be an accident or even fatality. John Williamson, DNR Conservation officer says a tragic tree stand fatality in northern DeWitt County claimed the life of a hunter.
Williamson says the message checking those tree stands before you get up in them for the day and using a safety strap are two messages that cannot be conveyed enough.
With hunting season in full swing, we'll have more from Williamson in the coming days on Regional Radio News on safety reminders, regulations and other important information.