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Outdoors with Lauren: Preparing for a safe hunt


Gander Mountain's hunting manager Ryan Connor took me around the store to show me all of the different accessories that would be smart to invest in for this years hunting season, but first you have to lay out your priorities. Connor says, "Everyone wants to have a successful

Connor says that 76 percent of tree stand accidents happen while climbing up or down, so our expert suggest a hybrid safety harness. 

 The harness itself has evolved into a light and better fitting accessory than what they used to be, so there is no excuse to not keep safety in mind this year.

 Beyond security, the harness has a few other helpful features as well.  Connor explains, "It's not just a safety tool, it aids in the hunt as well. There is a spot for your binoculars so they're accessible, and there are fleece pockets to keep your hands warm"

With season just weeks away, Connor said the most important thing to do is begin preparing now. "Get out and shoot. That's the best way to know if you need any extra accessories for your equipment or need to replace anything."


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