A Safe Hunting Trip – Tips And Guide
Something about hunting
Hunting is one of the most dangerous but interesting sport. The reason why I said it is dangerous because if you join a hunting trip, you may have to face with a lot of threats in jungle. For example, you may encounter the dangerous wild animal, or get lost and cannot find the way out of the jungle, you also even be shot by the other hunters because they thought that you are an animal.
But although hunting is very dangerous, it still attract too many participants very year, because of the interest of it. Like fishing, the hunter can enjoy the feeling of satisfaction when conquering a wild animal, and this kind of feeling we cannot find in any other sports. So, if you have a passion with hunting, and want to look for the safety tips to join a hunting trip, then this article is especially written for you. In here, I would like to introduce you some useful tips to keep safe for yourself, so you can totally enjoy your hunting trip.
Five Safe Hunting Tips
- Use a tree stand
Tree stand is an equipment looks like a chair with long legs. It was design to stick to the body of a tree, and help you sit on it easily. A tree stand not only provides you a high vision, so you can target the animal easier, but it also gives you the safety after shooting the strong and ferocious beast. For example, when you shoot a wild buffalo or a tiger, if you cannot kill it at the first shot, it will follow the smell of the gunpowder and attack you immediately. In that situation, a tree stand will provide you a higher position, and the mad animal cannot hurt you.
- Never hunt alone
In jungle, you will have to face with too many unpredictable threats. That is the reason why I recommend you should go hunting with at least one partner. Thereby you can watch out each other, and if one people face with danger, the other one can help him promptly. Do not become too confident about your talent or experience, and go hunting alone, in jungle, a simple accident like dislocated leg can turn into a dangerous situation to your life. Thereby you should go hunting with a safety first mentality.
- Wear a proper suit
In history, there were too many cases in which one hunter shot his partner, because he thought his partner is an animal. So you should equip for yourself a suitable hunting outfit, especially an orange coat, thereby your partner, or the other hunters can recognize you easily in jungle. Besides that, you should regulate a recognition noise, example a simulation birdsong sound, to recognize each other easily, before shooting.
- Consider carefully before shooting
You should not only consider how to shoot the animal exactly, but you should also consider how to kill it in the safest way. Firstly, you must identify clearly that your target in an animal, not a human. If you cannot recognize your target exactly, do not shoot it or you may have to pay dearly for your mistake. After identify clearly that your target is an animal, then you must look around and consider about the distance between you and your target, if you start shooting, whether any people suddenly appears and block your shot. Besides that, you should consider the distance behind your target also, whether your bullet go through the animal, and hurt any people or cattle behind. You should consider this point carefully especially when your position is near a farm or a road.
- Learn how to use your hunting tools in a safe way
The hunting tools I would like to recommend here is the gun and the hunting knife. They are both the dangerous tools, thereby you should learn how to use them in a safety manner and always follow the safety regulations strictly. Some common safety regulations like: never point the gun at yourself or anyone else, never touch your finger on the trigger if you do not intend to fire, or always store your hunting knife in its cover… You should follow them strictly because they will help you reduce the unfortunate situations significantly.
Through this article, you can recognize that there are four common types of danger in a hunting trip, that is: danger of wild animals, danger of accidental events, danger of other hunters, danger of using hunting tools, and corresponding with them, we have five safety tips to avoid all of these dangers. So, if you want to keep safe for yourself and your partner, please read this article carefully and remember all the safety tips above. This task is simply, but it can help you avoid the potential threats in your hunting trip effectively. Good luck and have a nice hunting trip!