If you whitetail hunt from a treestand, it's not a question of if you're going to fall, it's when you're going to fall. Ensure you're safe when that fall happens with Bill Winke's treestand safety tips. Before you hunt, learn how to properly use your full-body harness. Always practice at ground level with your harness with another person and check the stands straps and chains for signs of wear and replace if necessary. Print out this U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service "Treestand Safety Tips" pdf for more detailed safety tips.