Most hunters will never attend the U.S. Army Sniper School in Ft. Benning, Ga., or similar courses conducted by other branches of our military, but the basic elements of this type of training should be recognized as worthy techniques for any hunter to take to the field. Here are a few elements from their playbooks we can pocket for future success.
A century ago the founding members of this nationwide group joined forces with other conservationists to help pass valuable measures including our Duck Stamp and the Pittman-Robertson Act. Today, more than 40,000 “Ikes” in 200-plus chapters nationwide value their decades of work on behalf of conservation with diverse groups and common goals.
Most state departments of natural resources investigate hunting-related shootings, and boating and OHV deaths, but they do not investigate treestand deaths; local police personnel do. Consequently, up to 73 percent of all reports of treestand falls do not list whether the victim was wearing a fall-restraint device.
Here are the tools and skills you’ll need to prevent back luck from becoming a crisis.