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Old 10-26-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Kihei, Maui
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There are less injuries in hunting than in many other popular sports either on the amateur or professional level On the average in modern times ( since 1980) there is about three deaths per state per season with most of them due to Falling from tree stands Caused by no fall restraint system or heart attacks due to an aging population of out of shape persons.

Hunting incidents are classified into three types and are tracked in all states and published in all 50 states on their Department of Conservation websites. Most states require new hunters to take and pass a Hunter Education Class which is cross certified across all 50 states Mexico and Canada. Most States require the wearing of some type of Blaze Orange during Firearm Big Game Season (all persons in Party) Most states even require the wearing of some Orange during small game season. Most clubs require the wearing of Blaze while hunting on their properties. The only seasons that are exempt are the waterfowl ,Turkey, and Archery big game when the regular firearm season is not active.

The requirement is either stated as full upper body or some amount of coverage like 400 sq inches plus a hat or cap Some allow for camo blaze while other require solid blaze.

When I hunted deer I gave my landowners either a blaze vest or a safety Yellow vest to wear if they were working in the field away from machinery to make ID easier and the experience safer. I would inform my friends that were joggers that the season was on and to wear bright colors when exercising in the outdoors. I recommend that they wear the same before dawn and after dusk when using the roadside shoulders.

I am a volunteer State Hunter Safety Instructor and I tell my students that the wearing Blaze is to protect yourself and the persons who depend on you. To be seen is to be protected.

I have mentioned this in other replies here is the steps 1) take a Hunter Safety Class or go through one of the various On Line courses. 2) learn to shoot well with a firearm that is legal for hunting in the area you are going to hunt in. 3) read the regulations for the place you are going to hunt. 4) get permission from the landowner where you want to hunt. 5) get together with a group of knowledgeable hunters to help you. 6) plan on how you will retrieve and use the game you will harvest if you are successful. 7) Let someone know where you are going and when you will return. 8) carry a communication device {for cell phones check service and turn off you do not want to be bothered while hunting)} 9) Carry a first aid kit and some survival items.

Now for the statics Hunting is 100 times safer on a per person per event than the following High School and College sports including football, soccer, cheerleading, Tennis; yard work, home improvements, driving,

You just have to remember once you pull the trigger or let the arrow go you can't call it back. Hardest thing to teach keep safety on and finger out of the trigger until you ID target and deem the shot to be safe.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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Yup, happens all the time.

I lessen the odds of me getting shot by doing two things..I don't hunt on public hunting land and I always wear orange.

By hunting on private land I know exactly who else is on it and where they are at. I get this information from the land owner. I know this isn't an option for a lot of people but it might be worth your time finding a land owner who will let you hunt their land.

I'm no scientist, but I haven't noticed a difference deer hunting dressed in orange vs camo. I don't know if wearing orange has ever exposed me to other hunters or not but it is always a good idea.
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Old 10-26-2014, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Yup, happens all the time.

I lessen the odds of me getting shot by doing two things..I don't hunt on public hunting land and I always wear orange.

By hunting on private land I know exactly who else is on it and where they are at. I get this information from the land owner. I know this isn't an option for a lot of people but it might be worth your time finding a land owner who will let you hunt their land.

I'm no scientist, but I haven't noticed a difference deer hunting dressed in orange vs camo. I don't know if wearing orange has ever exposed me to other hunters or not but it is always a good idea.
Even if you hunt on private land, you have to be on the lookout for tresspassers, whether they be tresspassing knowingly, or out of ignorance.....

Where I live, there is a cluster of farmland. Many land owners around here let anyone who asks hunt. It's rather annoying. These people who hunt are often not from around here and they don't know where one boundary ends and the other begins, so they just go wherever they want.
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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Then there are the hunters who go mostly to drink beer with their buddies up in their deer stand. Those are the ones that scare me.

Sorry, good hunters, but you know it happens a lot.
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:32 PM
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Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Then there are the hunters who go mostly to drink beer with their buddies up in their deer stand. Those are the ones that scare me.

Sorry, good hunters, but you know it happens a lot.
I've been hunting a long time, and I have met NO ONE that drinks and hunts. The drinking starts when the day is done, usually around a wood stove or campfire.

And I mean I have hunted A LOT. Never have I witnessed that, and I've hunted with a number of different folks.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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Well, come visit northern MN and WI. I'm an eye witness. Not my friends anymore.

Also, just walk in the woods after season and you'll see beer cans under some stands.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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I've been hunting a long time, and I have met NO ONE that drinks and hunts. The drinking starts when the day is done, usually around a wood stove or campfire.

And I mean I have hunted A LOT. Never have I witnessed that, and I've hunted with a number of different folks.
I've witnessed it more than a few times. Don't get me wrong, a hot whiskey toddy on a cold morning after a duck hunt after the shotguns have been wiped down and cased is nice, but someone introducing alcohol or marijuana (seen that more than alcohol) to the actual hunt, in my opinion, isn't hunting and isn't someone I'm going to hunt with again.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:19 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 24 days ago)
 
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I've never witnessed that, and I hunted in WV, MD and MT. Never have I seen one hunter take a toke or a sip. I've been hunting over 35 years and never seen that.

I would walk run, not walk away, from folks with guns under the influence. Period. It has zero place in the field.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Anyone who'd smoke weed before or during a hunt obviously has no plans of bagging a deer......
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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Then there are the hunters who go mostly to drink beer with their buddies up in their deer stand. Those are the ones that scare me.

Sorry, good hunters, but you know it happens a lot.
I'm not a hunter myself but know, and have known, MANY hunters and not one drank during the hunt. At night, when the guns were cleaned up and put away, the fire pit would be blazing and the booze would come out.

Good times!
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