A few reminders about hunting near power lines
Hunters should take precautions and be aware of potential electrical hazards while hunting. Here are a few reminders about safety for both hunters and electrical equipment.
- Note the location of power lines and other electrical equipment before you begin a hunt. Be especially careful and observant in wooded areas where power lines are easy to overlook.
- Obey all signs or postings that advise electrical safety, especially when selecting the location for a tree stand. Never use power poles to support a tree stand. Look for an ideal tree for your stand, one that is sturdy and alive. Tree stands are the leading cause for hunting injuries.
- Never shoot nearby power lines or other electrical equipment. A single shot can cause vast damage to the electrical system. Damage to electrical equipment can result in power interruptions and physical risks to those nearby.
- If you are using a portable electric generator on your hunting trip, make sure that you do not run it in a confined area. Do not use it inside a cabin or RV. Make sure that it is used outside where there is plenty of ventilation.
Source: Safe Electricity