A 50-year-old Plainville man was injured after falling 25 feet while hunting deer with a bow and arrow on private property in Canton early Thursday morning.
He fell after climbing to his post on a "hunting tree stand" on private property off Spaulding Road, according to Dennis Schain, spokesperson for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Hunters uses stands like these built in trees to get a better vantage point. The incident was reported to DEEP just after 6:30 a.m.
The man had archery equipment with him to hunt deer.
He broke his leg, injured his back and had cuts on his head, Schain said. An ambulance responded and he is in stable condition at an area hospital.
Emergency crews from Canton and New Hartford responded to the area of Spaudling and Indian Hill to help him.
The man has a valid hunting license and the private landowner gave him written permission to be on that property. No hunting-related charges were filed against him.
His name has not been released at this time.