Jeff Shultz, age 44 of Clinton, died after falling from a treestand. Shultz was
deer hunting in a climbing treestand on the Sundquist Wildlife Management Area
in Campbell County at approximately 9:00 a.m. when the accident occurred.
According to Wildlife Officer Ken Cutsinger, Shultz's stand was approximately
twenty feet off the ground and he was not using a safety harness. According to
witnesses, Shultz had a history of health problems, but it is not known if that
is the reason for the fall or death.
Shultz was a graduate of TWRA's hunter education course. The body was
transported to Saint Mary's Hospital in LaFollette. An autopsy will be performed
to determine cause of death.
TWRA urges all hunters using elevated stands to wear a safety harness while
climbing to or from or hunting in the stand.