Safety gear tips are valuable for all hunters as this knowledge can prevent injury or in extreme cases, death. As a hunter, you could never put a price on safety. That is the golden rule that we all follow. Each of us has their own system of checks and balances that form an almost universal language with other hunters. Where this language differs is in the types of measures we each take to make ourselves safe. Simple measures that we take range from wearing hi-visibility blaze orange while hunting on public land to more complex methods such as wearing a safety harness while in a tree stand. Each of these choices is designed to save lives and ensure that the sport of hunting wild game isn’t a dangerous one.
Here at Best Hunting Blind, we review top safety picks from several different manufacturers. You will see a wide variety of products being reviewed that are all designed for hunters. If you hunt in ground blinds exclusively on your own private land, there is still something here for you. You may be in the need for a safer way to store a firearm or even a way to hang your compound bow. For those who venture out into public land or BLM lands, there are still more products to consider for your overall safety and the safety of others. There are plenty of us that take our solo trek into the wilderness and need to ensure that we all come out of there to tell our tale of success.
Top Safety Tips:
- Let others know where you are heading before you go on your hunt.
- When hunting near others, always wear at least on article with hunter blaze orange item.
- When using a tree stand, be sure to wear a safety harness – even a short fall could be your last!
Bowhunters have seen an ever increasing number of safety harnesses and various products thrown their way in recent years – especially those who do so from the comfort of a tree stand’s platform. There is a rather confusing array of safety harnesses and climbing gear that our expert reviewers can shed light on for hunters like you. Fall arrest systems vary in their performance and fit but ultimately have one goal in mind – to keep you safe. Comfort and ease of use tend to be the driving factors in deciding on a harness to use. Features to consider are some type of harness with an adjustable fit, one that is easy to put on even in low light conditions, and has freedom of movement while being worn. Several manufacturers even advertise 360 degree movement.
When hunting in a ground blind, it is good practice to keep safety gear at hand that allows us to freely move about the interior without risk of accidentally injuring ourselves or someone else. There are rifle racks, caddy systems, bow hangers, and quivers to assist in keeping these items safe until they are needed. This can be especially useful when teaching new hunters the ins and outs of hunter safety etiquette. Always be sure to set yourself up in a ground blind with a comfortable place to sit and bring plenty of water to drink during your hunt.
When hunting in a tree stand or ladder stand, make sure that your rifle or bow is capable of being hoisted up and down safely. There are plenty of products available for this purpose and even more for helping hold your rifle or bow securely once you’re up there. Hoists can attach to a tree quickly and easily to allow a hunter to send items up to their tree stand or down to the ground. This system frees up hands to aid in safer climbing in a tree or ladder stand.
Safety gear comes in all forms – from simple gadgets and add-ons to brightly colored hunter-blaze attire. Easch safety item has a specific purpose and is designed to help hunters in variable scenarios. Choose a combination of these items for the utmost safety while hunting and remember to always hunt safely!