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Wild turkey hunting safety tips

Wild turkey hunting safety tips

The wild turkey is the largest upland game bird. Adult males are known as toms or gobblers; they usually weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. A male turkey also sports a beard that hangs down from the breast and can be 10 to 12 inches long. Female turkeys, known as hens, do not...

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ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) safety tips

ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) safety tips

Hunters can find All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) extremely useful. Designed for use on rough, unpaved trails, ATVs allow hunters to go places that are inaccessible by most other vehicles. However, as with all vehicles, ATVs can be extremely dangerous and require proper training...

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Cold water immersion when hunting

Cold water immersion when hunting

Many boating-related fatalities and drownings are a result of cold water immersion. After a person falls into cold water, both the temperature of the water and the amount of time the person is in the water affect the way the body physiologically responds.

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Safety tips for hunting with dogs

Safety tips for hunting with dogs

Hunting and dogs are another pairing that goes back for centuries. There are many breeds of hunting dogs; the type of game animal you hunt will determine what type of dog to use. When hunting with a dog, make sure that everyone in the hunting party treats the dog as a...

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What to wear in a hunting area

What to wear in a hunting area

Camouflage might be the first essential when you think of hunting clothing, but even more important is hunter orange. Also known as blaze orange, it is ALWAYS required when hunting medium- to large-size game animals. A color not present in the natural world, fluorescent...

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Zones of fire while hunting

Zones of fire while hunting

There will most likely be times when you will find yourself with other hunters to the right and left of you when hunting. In this situation, safe hunting requires that you know your zone of fire.

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