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If you are lost or injured while hunting, admit you are lost or injured. Remember S.T.O.P.

Sit down, think, observe, and plan

What S.T.O.P. Means

SIT down and try not to panic. Being calm helps you to THINK more clearly about your situation. Are you really lost? If you are, then accept that fact. OBSERVE the area around you. Do you recognize any landmarks that might help you find your way out? PLAN what you should do next. Should you find some sort of shelter, find something to eat, or try to signal for help?

By following these steps you are more able to evaluate your situation realistically, and being realistic about your situation increases your chances of getting out of it.