Stay safe this gun hunting season with these safety tips

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RIB MOUNTAIN, Wis. (WSAW) -- Firefighters from SAFER are talking all about hunting safety and what it takes to make sure you come back safe and sound after a night hunting in the woods.

"Make sure you make a plan before going out to the woods, purchase safety equipment, proper clothing, and be sure other know where you are when you venture into the woods," explained Bert Nitzke with SAFER.

Taking the time to make sure that your tree stand is properly set and secured is also a number one priority.

"Big mistakes we see are not preparing for the weather, not dressing appropriately and developing hypothermia, knowing your heath conditions and if your at risk for a heart attack so as not to over exert yourself, and hunters not telling others where they will be sitting in case they don’t return," Nitzke said.

Each hunting season, SAFER will respond to an average of 1-2 hunting related calls a year, and our area as a whole will see around 10 calls a year that could all easily be prevented.