Are you sitting there reading this article in your bright orange hunting clothing and accessories just waiting for deer hunting season to start? Well, it’s literally just around the corner so we thought it would be a good time to write a blog about hunting safety tips!
As you double check your gear in anticipation of the deer hunting season; think just how important it is to be safe out there.
Hunting deer is just like any type of sport and you should always adhere to certain safety precautions to help avoid injury or possibly death – not just for your safety but for your fellow hunters as well.
During hunting season, there are a lot of eager men, women and even children out there armed with high powered rifles and as much as we hope everyone is as safety conscious as we are, the fact is most are not.
Here are a few hunting safety tips:
- Take care of your hunting equipment before and after the hunt.
- Do not pull the trigger unless you are sure without doubt, that your target is a deer. Sounds like a no-brainer but you would be amazed that the most hunting accidents are from hunters shooting other hunters by accident.
- Use your own tree stand and make sure it’s installed or built safety before you climb up on it.
- Check the weather forecast.
- Wear the bright orange hunting clothing gear so you can be easily seeing and not confused with a deer. Not only is it safe but it’s also required by law.
- If at all possible, avoid hunting alone.
- Let your family and/or friends know when you’re going hunting, where, and what time you’re expected to be home.
Above all – hunt safe and have fun because hunting is a great and fun outdoor activity that can be shared with the whole family as well as friends and even the dog!
Not only do you ensure your safety by following the hunting safety tips outlined above, but it protects those around you.
By following these tips, everyone can have a safe and fun hunting experience.
You can also check with the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for more safety tips as well as asking for safety brochures when you pick up your deer hunting license.
Have a fun and safe hunting season!