Falling from a Treestand: A Cautionary Tale from Tim Crawford


Opening day is a special day for hunters of all pursuits. However, there’s probably not a day that delivers more highs and positive anticipation for deer hunters. Not yet beaten down by cold and frustration, deer hunters can only think of climbing into their favorite stand in pursuit of the trophy they’ve dreamed about since the end of last season. Tim Crawford was no different that October morning as he climbed into his stand. His passion pushed him higher, but without a safety harness. Safety wasn’t top of mind that morning, hunting whitetails was. As Tim lay paralyzed on the forest floor for the next 8 hours, he had plenty of time to reflect on life, family and safety. Here’s Tim’s story.