Parks and Recreation doesn’t think that there’s anything to going up or down tree stand ladders, but that’s where 80% of accidents occur. Deer Mgmt should insist that hunters wear a safety harness/rope when ascending/descending ladders.
A Tracy City, Tenn., man died Saturday in an apparent fall from a tree stand while hunting near his home.
Family members found Michael “Moty” Nunley dead at the bottom of his tree stand about midday Saturday after he failed to come home, Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said Monday. The fall happened near Clouse Hill Road, northwest of Tracy City.
Nunley was an avid hunter, said Shrum, who knew him personally. Nunley was the father of two children and worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the sheriff said.
“Everybody knew him as ‘Moty.’ He was from a good family,” Shrum said. “It was just a tragic accident.”
Shrum said it appeared the fall happened when Nunley was finished hunting for the day. Nunley had driven his four-wheeler to the tree stand, which was older and consisted of a ladder and platform, Shrum said.
“He had already lowered…
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