What You Learned
Hunting is a safe sport, but it does involve a certain amount of risk. A safe hunt begins by addressing these four areas: be ready, know your location, prepare for safety, and tell others.
Select clothing based on the weather you expect, while being prepared for the worst. The most important clothing choices are a hunter orange hat and hunter orange outerwear—shirt, vest, or jacket. Missouri law requires the hunter orange color to be plainly visible from all directions during firearms deer hunting seasons.
If something goes wrong, you have five priorities for survival: shelter, fire, signal, water, and food.