Treestand Falls: Do They Require Formal Investigations?
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.
Why Deer Hunting Is Safer Today Than Ever Before
Deer hunting has indeed become safer over time, primarily because hunters have become safer. It all began decades ago with the advent of first voluntary then mandatory hunter safety training, and blaze-orange requirements in the deer woods and upland fields.
Turkey “Reaping” Safety Tips for Every Turkey Hunter
The NRA urges hunters to take extra safety precautions when using this technique.
Tips for Dealing With Ticks
Hunters, hikers and anyone that spends time outdoors are going to be exposed to ticks. It’s just part of the deal when we go outside. The more informed you are about these woodland pests the better you can deal with them and spend more time in the woods.
AH Exclusive: Crossbow Safety Tips
Taking your crossbow to the range or into the field for the first time? Here are a pair of important safety tips to keep in mind.
Know-How: Shooting Sports Safety Gear
Shooting firearms at the range or on the hunt is an enjoyable and safe activity. Guarantee participant well-being with safety gear that fits and works correctly. Would you skydive without a parachute? No, so don’t shoot without proper safety measures.
Public-Land Turkeys: 4 Tips for Safety and Success
By adapting tactics to minimize encounters with other hunters, you can enjoy time in the woods and kill gobblers on busy public lands.
Are Shotguns Safer Than Rifles?
This commonly held belief is why some states ban rifles for hunting; But the facts might surprise them.