The start of cooler weather tells Georgia hunters one thing, the firearm Deer hunting season has arrived. A few of those hunters told 13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo, it's like Christmas for them.
A safe Firearm deer hunting season demands proper preparation. Tree stands, ladder stands, and safety harnesses all should be checked before the season begins.
Ed George is a sales associate in the hunting department at Bass Pro Shop. He's a veteran hunter, and says safety is the top priority, especially when it comes to the stands.
He says, "The most common accident is people falling from or being injured in a deer stand."
Georgia's Department of Natural Resources found during the 2012, 2013 season, nearly 60% of the reported incidents were tree stand accidents.
George says he thinks 90% of the accidents are avoidable.