Hitting the Target on Hunting Safety

Posted by Mark on 2/10/2014 to Hunting

Hunting has become a popular outdoor activity. While enjoyable, it can be dangerous, which is why it’s so important that you remain safe while exploring and hunting in the great outdoors. Firearm mishaps aren’t the only thing that you have to worry about, and one of the very best things that you can do for yourself is enroll in a hunting safety course, even if you are an avid hunter. There are other hunting safety tips that you’ll do well to keep in mind while hunting.

 

Tree Stands

 

Whenever you’re hunting from a tree stand, you’ll always want to be aware of how far you are from the edge. Make sure that you don’t focus so much on your target that you allow your awareness of your position to slip, otherwise you might be slipping off the stand. It’s also a good idea to use a harness or safety straps while you’re in the tree stand in case you nod off while waiting for your mark.

 

Hunt With Someone

 

Having a partner while you’re hunting is one of the best things that you can do since you’ll have someone looking out for you. If one of you is injured and unable to move, the other can go for help or assist you. Even the smallest of injuries can become deadly under certain circumstances. If you do prefer to hunt on your own, make sure that you tell someone where you’ll be hunting and when you plan on being back.

 

Remain Visible

 

Camouflage is a big part of hunting, but you want to make sure that you can clearly be seen by other hunters for your safety as well as theirs. It’s best that you wear a hunter orange vest or jacket as well as a matching hat. You should also carry a flashlight with you if you’ll be hunting in the evening or night so that other hunters know that you are a human and not game.

 

Enjoy yourself while you’re hunting, but be safe while doing so. Wild animals aren’t the only thing you have to look for when you step into Mother Nature’s domain.