Hunting Safety Tips
During the 2019 hunting season, we want hunters and non-hunters to be safe and able to enjoy the outdoors. The PA Game Commission shares these helpful Hunting Safety Tips on their website to ensure that happens:
- Positively identify your target. Be sure you are shooting at legal game. Never shoot at sounds or movement.
- Stay in the zone! Hunters should be spaced 25 to 40 yards apart, and always in sight of one another. Each hunter’s zone of fire spans about 45 degrees directly in front of the hunter. Never shoot at game moving between you and someone else. Follow this link for more information on maintaining your safe zone-of-fire.
- Plan your hunt! Let someone know where you’re hunting and when you’ll return.
- Buckle up! If you hunt from an elevated stand, always wear a full-body, fall-restraint device as soon as your feet leave the ground until they return.
- Keep fit! Hunting is hard work. Don’t become a statistic. Stay physically fit. Start with a check-up and follow your doctor’s advice.
- Stay found! Become familiar with your hunting area. Learn how to use a map and compass or GPS unit. Be prepared for emergencies. Carry a basic survival kit.
Be seen! Wear or display the required amount of fluorescent orange clothing.
For more safety tips, click here.