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THE FIREARM DEER HUNTING SEASON BEGINS NEXT WEEKEND IN ILLINOIS, AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES IS URGING HUNTERS TO MAKE SAFETY A PRIORITY. 
 
THERE WERE 25 HUNTING ACCIDENTS IN ILLINOIS LAST YEAR…AND 15 INVOLVED TREE STANDS SAYS I-D-N-R SPOKESPERSON TIM SCHWEIZER.
 
 
SO FAR THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 10 HUNTING ACCIDENTS IN ILLINOIS…MOST INVOLVING PEOPLE FALLING OUT OF TREE STANDS SAYS I-D-N-R SPOKESPERSON TIM SCHWEIZER.
 
 
SCHWEIZER SAYS HUNTERS SHOULD USE A FALL ARREST SAFETY HARNESS WHEN THEY’RE IN A TREE STAND. NATIONALLY…80 PERCENT OF REPORTED TREE STAND INCIDENTS INVOLVE HUNTERS WHO WERE NOT WEARING THIS KIND OF HARNESS.
 
THE FIREARM SEASON RUNS NOVEMBER 18TH THROUGH THE 20TH AND THEN AGAIN FROM DECEMBER FIRST THROUGH THE FOURTH. HUNTERS MUST REGISTER THEIR HARVEST ONLINE OR BY CALLING 1-8-6-6-IL-CHECK.

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