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Information when you
are going in the field 
or on the water.
Our Partner - The Backcountry Press (TBC Press) has great information on hunter safety and updates often, so be sure to check out the following before heading out into the field or on the water.

Hunters -- Blaze Orange Requirements
CLICK HERE -- Got orange? If not, now is a good time to obtain blaze orange for fall hunting. Humans can recognize blaze orange and will relate it to the presence of a human because it is a color not found in nature. All states require hunters to wear at least 400 square inches of blaze orange on their head, chest and back when hunting during firearm season.

CLICK HERE -- The most important aspect of hunting concerns how to walk and carry a gun. It is important to make sure that the muzzle always points away from the hunter and any companions. There are many ways to do this. One option is the side carry, which is effectively carrying the gun with one hand and tucking the stock between the elbow and the body. It is not recommended to use the side carry when the hunter is walking through dense brush or with other companions walking in front..... 

Bowhunting Safety Tips 
Every year archery hunters injure themselves and most of the accidents are caused by archers doing one of two things: not being safe in tree stands or having arrows out of their quiver, before they're ready to shoot...

Ice Fishing - Safety Information & Tips
The basics of Ice fishing is finding an iced up body of water that contains fish. However if you want to be safe and good at it, experience and knowledge make a big difference...

When Hunting Gets Too Dangerous For Your Dog
The dangers of late-season ice touches on an issue and a question of responsibility that - if you hunt ducks with a dog - you will at some point be confronted with: when is it too dangerous for your dog to hunt?

Ice Fishing Caution and Safety Reminders -- There are few areas in late December where ice is safe enough to support fishing.  “Once we have sustained cold weather to form good ice, ice fishing can be safe and a lot of fun,” said Col. David LeCours, Vermont’s Chief Game Warden, “but when we go onto the ice, we need to use good judgment and observe several safety precautions.”
General Ice Thickness Guidelines 
Trying to determine if the ice is safe on your lake? Try using this chart as a 'guideline' in your research. These Guidelines were created by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and are good rules of thumb for any state if your going to be on the ice. 

Hunters: Take the FREE Treestand Safety Course & Why You Should - With more and more news on death and/or serious injuries regarding treestand accidents. Backcountry Press wants to stress the importance of treestand safety. Take the FREE Treestand Safety Course from HUNTERcourse.com. It is The ONLY TMA approved online treestand safety course. The FREE Course Covers....

Review Tree Stand Safety Tips Before Heading to the Woods - Though commonly used by deer hunters everywhere, tree stands often are improperly installed. As a result, they are considered the leading cause of hunting-related incidents. Not every tree stand is the same. Hunters should be familiar with their particular model’s features.  Following are recommended safety tips:

Tree Stand Safety
The tree stand is one of the most popular pieces of hunting equipment. Using tree stands can be dangerous if they are used incorrectly or carelessly. Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of hunter injuries in Maryland. Nationally, including Maryland, over 50% of all hunting accidents are tree stand related. Most tree stand accidents occur in transition from a climbing device to the tree stand and from the tree stand onto the climbing device. Other injuries occur when the tree stand fails (usually home made stands) or from incorrect installation of a manufactured stand.  (Watch Video)

Hunter Safety 
Hunting has survived the modernization of civilization. In fact, it has flourished into one of the most popular pastimes and hobbies in the world. Unfortunately, one of the world's favorite past times can also be one of its most dangerous. 

Every hunter /fisherman  should know some basic things before heading out into the field or on the water.