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First aid is very similar to survival: Every hunter needs to know something about it.

You or a member of your hunting party should know first aid. First-aid classes are available throughout the state. Contact your local fire department, school, or county sheriff to learn where first-aid classes are available in your area.

The two types of first-aid situations that hunters should know about are:

Immediate Care Situations

  • Minor bleeding
  • Minor burns
  • Sprains

Life-Threatening Situations

  • Victim who is not breathing
  • Major loss of blood
  • Heart attack or stroke

First aid is required in both cases. Usually, first aid is the only requirement for immediate care to ensure that the injured person will survive. However, in life–threatening situations, qualified medical attention is needed, although it might not be immediately available.