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What is carrying capacity?

What is carrying capacity?

Each piece of land has a specific carrying capacity; this is the number of animals that the land can sustain without damage to either the habitat or the animals. As in this illustration, imagine the carrying capacity as a lake. The annual reproduction of wildlife (the rain)...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, wildlife

Category: Wildlife Management and Hunter Ethics

What is wildlife habitat?

What is wildlife habitat?

As world's human population increases, so too does urban and industrial development. Thousands of acres of natural habitat are converted into housing developments, parking lots, shopping malls, factories, highways, etc. every day. Without a doubt, habitat loss is the...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, wildlife, habitat

Category: Wildlife Management and Hunter Ethics

Using a haul line

Using a haul line

When climbing a treestand, a hunter should never carry hunting equipment such as firearms and other gear. The extra weight could cause a loss of balance and even result in a fall from the tree. Instead of carrying gear unsafely, retrieve all equipment using a haul line such...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, treestands, haul, line

Category: Tree Stands

Tether strap for tree

Tether strap for tree

The second component in the Fall Arrest System (FAS) is the tether (safety) strap that attaches to the tree. This strap is the safety harness anchor point. When the hunter is standing on the platform, attach this safety strap to the tree at eye level or above. When sitting,...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, treestands, tether strap

Category: Tree Stands

Types of safety harnesses

Types of safety harnesses

Most hunting-related incidents that involve treestands occur because a hunter either didn’t use a Fall Arrest System (FAS) / Full Body Harness (FBH) at all or used one in an unsafe manner. Treestand incident and injury rate would dramatically reduce if every hunter...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, treestands, safety harness

Category: Tree Stands

What is field dressing?

What is field dressing?

Field dressing means to remove the entrails from the body cavity of a downed game animal and is the best way to cool down a game animal in the field. When field dressing any animal, avoid cutting through the bladder, intestines or stomach area, as urine and other sources of...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101

Category: Hunting Techniques and Game Care

Proper Game Care

Proper Game Care

After a hunter is sure that the downed game animal has expired, it’s time to tag the animal. At this stage hunters should take their time; their main concern is to cool the game animal down. Otherwise there is a good chance that the meat will spoil.

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101

Category: Hunting Techniques and Game Care

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