A Demotte hunter was injured on Tuesday after falling from a tree stand in
Newton County, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.
Tyler Claus, 18, fell approximately 20 feet to the ground, apparently after
falling asleep in his tree stand, the DNR said. Claus was able to phone a
friend who was hunting nearby and then transported to Riverside Hospital in
Kankakee, Ill., for treatment of a possible broken hip, the DNR said.
“Elevated tree-stand falls are one of the most common deer hunting accidents
investigated by Conservation Officers throughout the state,” the DNR said.
“Tree-stand falls can be prevented by using proper equipment that includes
steady well constructed stands, sturdy ladders, and a full body safety
harness. It is prudent for hunters to carry cell phones, and let others know
when and where they will be hunting.” A Brookville, Ind., hunter was injured
on Monday after falling from his tree stand in Franklin County, the DNR
reported earlier this week.
Hunters may also hunt from ground blinds. See