Hunting Tips and Techniques
The primary concern of every hunter should be SAFETY. The number one cause of hunting accidents is:
To keep this great sport safe as possible, please try practice the following safety tips:
- Hunters Being Shot in Mistake of Game
Other General Hunting Tips
- Positively Identify Your Target: Be positive of the game you are shooting at and make sure the shot path is clear.
- Make Your Position Known to Other Hunters: Wear 100 square inches of flourescent orange, visible 360 degrees when moving and displaying a flourescent orange band within 5 yards of your hunting location.
- Assume Every Noise You Here is Another Hunter
- Protect Your Back Try to select a large tree or rock while hunting on the ground.
- Shout STOP to Approaching Hunters
- Do Not Wear Clothing with Colors that Resemble the Game You are Hunting No RED, WHITE,BLUE whule hunting turkey. No BROWN while hunting deer.
- Preselect a ZONE and RANGE of Fire
These are tips that were submitted by viewers:
- A good fire starter to have in your survival pack is a 9 volt battery and some fine steel wool to make make sparks. Watch it though you could get shocked.
Thanks to Dustin Wilson for sending in this tip.
- When using a 5 gallon bucket as a seat while hunting, replace the wire handle with a nylon strap or rope. The handle won't bang against the bucket keeping you quiet. Use a strap that is long enough so you can carry your bucket over your shoulder leaving both hands free to safely carry your weapon. Thanks to Bill Seibel for sending this tip.
- A great thing to use when hunting is a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. It can hold a first aid kit, matches, shells, dry clothes, your lunch and much more. Paint it camoflage so it doesn't stand out. It also makes a good seat.
- If you plan on hunting alone, always make sure someone knows where you are going, when you are going and how long you will be gone. Only change your plan if weather related or safety issues arise. Be sure to let someone know about any changes! Should an emergency happen people have a better chance of finding you.
- Hunting usually means walking long distances, sometimes through brush. To help keep your boots tied, wrap a piece of duct tape around the laces.