Saskatchewan Hunter Safety Course


If You Fall

If you fall from a treestand and you are properly using a FAS/FBH, remember your 3 R's - Rescue, Relief and Recover.

Optimally, you should hunt with a buddy so they can help you in an emergency situation. If you are hunting alone and need to be rescued, someone will need to know where you are and how to find you. Before you go into the woods, you should always let others know your exact hunting location, where your treestand is located, when you plan to return, and who is with you. 

You should always carry an emergency signal device on your person at all times in case of emergency so that you can contact someone to get rescued. Emergency Signal Devices can be any of the following:

  • Two-Way Radio
  • Cell phone
  • Personal locator device
  • Whistle

Remember! If you fall, don't panic. Stay calm and think out the situation. Remember to practice your 3 R's - Rescue, Relief and Recover.