Company Profile: Hunter Safety Systemon Jul 9, 2012
As I slowly shuffled my feet something went terribly wrong. I no longer felt the life giving security of the stand under my feet; I was starting to tumble at an alarming rate out of my stand! I immediately thought "this is how my life will end". Instantly my mind started to create a book of all the things that I would never get to see; my son's baseball games, my little girl's dance recitals, or my loving wife’s face as we grow old. Then I felt a sudden jolt; as if I had just been ejected from an F-14 fighter jet and the parachute had been deployed.
The “jolt” that went through my body quickly brought me back to reality. I suddenly realized that my safety harness had stopped my fall and that I wasn’t going to die. Although scared and extremely shaken-up, I was able to climb back into my stand and collect myself before getting down. After this incident, I learned from talking to other hunters that what happened to me is a very common occurrence. Unfortunately, if you spend enough time in a treestand it isn’t IF, but WHEN an accident like this will occur.
What is more valuable than your life? A new bow sight, a dozen arrows, a package of broadheads perhaps?
I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with an expert in the hunting safety field; David Langston, Director of Marketing and Sales for Hunter Safety Systems. David has been with Hunter Safety Systems for eight years and has a wealth of knowledge.
The information that follows is a result of my conversations with David. Not only will his insight provide a closer look at Hunter Safety System as a company, what he has to say may even save your life or the life of someone you love.