A state hunter safety specialist says there are a few steps hunters shouldtake to ensure their safety when out in timber and wild areas. Sonny Satre(sat’-ree) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the old “buddysystem” is always the best option for hunters.A 50-year-old Ames man building a deer hunting platform in a tree wasinjured Wednesday when he fell 20 feet onto rocks on Wednesday. RichardMoore wasn’t found ’til Sunday morning. Moore was taken to a hospital, wherehe died Sunday afternoon.Satre recommends that hunters building observation platforms in trees buy atree harness at their local sporting good store.Satre says if you’ve got a cell phone, take it with you on the hunt, as itcould be a life-line if you’re injured.
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