Wisconsin deer hunters are warned to keep their tree stands away from ash trees.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says many ash trees across the state, especially in the southern half of the state, are dying or dead. They say while the Emerald Ash Borer isn’t as widespread through parts of Wisconsin, unreported infestations could be a possibility. The DNR warns of ash trees infested with E-A-B, since they can snap or drop large branches without warning. They say tree stand accidents are the top cause of death in deer hunting, with one in four bow hunters experiencing a fall or near-fall in a stand.