Alabama Declares Deadliest Season for Hunters Since 2004

Now that a South Georgia man has died after falling 16 feet from his treestand in Alabama, authorities are calling this the deadliest hunting season since 2004 in the Yellowhammer State.

From this AP story via 11alive.com:
_…Two similar accidents have been reported since Dec. 30 in Autuaga and Washington counties, making this the deadliest hunting season since 2004. Eight nonfatal incidents have also been reported this hunting season.
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_Daryl Eugene Burton of Pavo was found dead Thursday night northwest of Seale, Alabama. The 57-year-old was found by a group of hunters who dropped him off a couple hours earlier. They had gone looking for him when they weren't able to reach him on his cell phone.

Authorities say Burton's death is a reminder of the importance of wearing safety harnesses when using a tree stand._

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