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Wisconsin Tree Stand Accidents: Are Landowners Liable?

Wisconsin's deer hunting season begins this Saturday. This means that thousands of Wisconsin hunters will be climbing into tree stands in hopes of getting their next big buck. Although hunting season is meant to be a time to enjoy nature and the company of one's hunting buddies, accidents can and do occur. Last year, a 71-year-old hunter died in Vernon County after falling from his tree stand. Tree stand accidents like this are not uncommon. According to a Wisconsin DNR report, "[o]ne in every three hunters who hunt from a tree stand will fall at some point in their hunting career."

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