It is our goal to motivate each and every hunter to wear a harness, devise a safety plan and stay up-to-date on the latest tree stand technology," said Marilyn Bentz, NBEF
"There's a preponderance of tree-stand usage all over the country right now, and it appears that the number of incidents is growing," said Marilyn Bentz, NBEF
's executive director.
has launched Project STAND (Stop Tree Stand Accidents 'n Deaths).
In a new video produced and distributed by the NBEF
and TMA, bowhunters are instructed to set the highest point of the climbing system--treesteps, ladder, or climbing sticks--above the platform of a hang-on stand so you step down onto the center of the platform, creating an even downward force.
"We are aware of the new Alaska rule, and were actively working toward increasing the availability of classes in all states," said NBEF
Executive Director Marilyn Bentz.
is working on an international public relations campaign to seek out additional kids and parents using a number of bowhunting personalities to do radio and television spots with the message that archery is exciting and fun.
Dave Samuel traveled to London and Denmark to promote the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF
) course to 13 European countries.
And most importantly, as the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF
) at www.nbef.org says within their Project "STAND" (Stop Tree Stand Accidents 'n Deaths) awareness program, "Hunt Smart and Hunt Safe!" and wear a full-body harness!
Dave Samuel were early additions to the Bowhunter Education (NBEF
) Board of Directors.
According to National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF
) (www.nbef.org) Executive Director Marilyn Bentz, the NBEF
has upgraded its Project STAND (Stop Treestand Accidents 'N Deaths) campaign by updating the "Safe Treestand Hunting Strategies" DVD to now include a 15-minute classroom version along with the full-length version that goes out with hundreds of thousands of treestands sold each year.
Most importantly, as the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF
) says in its Project STAND (Stop Tree Stand Accidents and Deaths) awareness program, "Hunt Smart and Hunt Safe!" Any time your feet leave the ground, employ a full-body safety harness!
The course, which was approved by the National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF
), was designed to prepare the experts-in-training to properly teach all aspects of treestand safety to hunter educators, scout and 4-H leaders, outdoor communicators, first responders, retailers, manufacturers, outfitters, and other professionals interested in preventing accidents.