Be Prepared for the Weather
With colder weather coming down the pipe remember to be prepared for the weather when you head outside for this hunting season. Remember to dress in layers, the heat captured in between the layers will help insulate and keep you warm. Your inner layer should be something that wicks moisture away from your skin and the outer layer should be something that is windproof and waterproof. Your fingers, toes, head and neck are the areas most likely to feel the effects of frostbite first so remember to pay special attention to them. Mittens are warmer than gloves and adding a warming packet to your mittens and boots can help keep your tootsies from freezing. Make sure your footwear is waterproof. Keep your head warm with a hat or some earmuffs along with a scarf or tube to keep your neck protected from the wind.
Here are some more safety tips:
- Be sure to follow dress codes, and wear high visibility clothing such as scarlet red, or blaze orange
- Be prepared for the weather. Dress in layers. Pay special attention to your fingers, toes and neck, as these areas are most likely to feel the effects of frostbite first
- Always assume every firearm is loaded
- Exit your vehicle before loading your guns or shooting
- Identify target and what lies beyond
- Never climb a tree or cross a fence with a loaded firearm
- Make sure you have plenty of water, food and working cell phone.
- Make sure to notify someone of where you are going and when you will return
- Hunters must get permission to hunt on land owner’s property at all times, and respect their wishes
- For sustainability purposes, make sure you report any hunting violation you witness by calling Turn the Poacher at 1-800-667-7561
Stay safe and enjoy your hunting season!
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