hunting safety

Be sure to wear a fall restraint system full body harness every time you're elevated to help ensure safety and prevent accidents or death.

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Safe Hunting

Jake (not his real name) had planned an afternoon Pennsylvania deer hunt. He had watched his young son ascend a tree in their brand-new climber. Jake had coached his son a great deal on hunting safety and the safe use of bows, guns, ATVs and tree stands. Jake and his son were comfortable with...

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Governor Signs Bill Approving Blaze Pink for Hunting

Blaze pink is now approved for hunters following the signing of a legislative bill Feb. 4 by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Walker signed Act 131 into law, making Wisconsin the first state in the nation to allow the bright pink color as a safety apparel for hunting. The color was studied by the University...

Blaze pink

UPDATED: This ‘Blaze Pink’ Movement is Really a Thing? Honestly?

Bow? Check. Arrows and broadheads? Check. Backpack with all your snacks, grunt call, toilet paper, extra knife, overnight fire-starting kit, flagging tape for tracking and an extra release? Check. Blaze pink safety cap and vest? Ch … what in th’ name of Fred Bear are you talking about? Pink? Pink? WKOW in Wisconsin reports...

Don't be like Tim. Be smart and wear a safety harness.

Tim Was Stupid. Tim Fell From a Tree. Don’t Be Like Tim.

All too often we deer hunters think that a ladder stand, for some reason, is OK to climb without using a safety harness. Wrong! How many times have you been in a ladder stand, all comfortable and warm and … zzzzz. Next thing you know, your head is bobbing like Tim’s. Without a harness,...

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Certified Bowhunting Course Now Available Online

Florida’s certified National Bowhunter Education Foundation course is now offered in an online, distance learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast may access the program on the NBEF website, enter through the Florida portal and complete the online classroom topics before attending a shortened, interactive field day. A student who passes the online test will be...

Raising Bow

Bowhunter Ed Course Available for SoDak Hunters

A new online bowhunter education course is designed to help South Dakota bowhunters improve their skills and stay safe in the woods. Bowhunter Ed, an official course of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation, teaches safe in-the-field practices, bow shooting basics, different methods of bowhunting, and shot placement and recovery techniques. By completing this Bowhunter...

Top Youth Hunter Safety Instructor Honored For Contributions

Bruce Antognoni of White Springs has been named the 2012 “Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year” by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The award is given annually to the volunteer who significantly advances the cause of safe hunting through extraordinary service in training and education. Antognoni was presented the award during the...

Six Videos Help Teach ATV Safety

Students seeking their ATV license by studying at offroad-ed.com will now benefit from six new videos that feature need-to-know information about how to stay safe. “Families across the country are taking up riding off-road vehicles as a way to get outdoors,” said Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey Enterprises. “Our new safety videos at offroad-ed.com make...