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Hunters use a variety of vehicles for hunting. Boats, bicycles, off-road vehicles, pick-up trucks, campers, and recreational vehicles are often found in or around hunting camps. Unfortunately, some hunters forget the special safety precautions that apply to these vehicles.

Hunter with ATV

Rough weather or a snag in a river can quickly capsize a boat. Everybody in a boat should wear a personal flotation device (PFD) as long as they remain on the water. You may be a great swimmer, but a dunk in frigid water will leave you numb in moments. Wearing a PFD could mean the difference between life and death.

Mountain bikes and three- and four-wheeled vehicles are now commonly found in the woods. All riders should wear a helmet to protect themselves in the event of a fall. Never carry a loaded firearm while riding!

Many hunters use pick-up trucks, campers, or recreational vehicles as part of their base camp. Sometimes hunters use their vehicles to fight off the fall chill, but they forget that a faulty exhaust or heating system can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning … and death. Make sure that your hunting vehicle is in good repair and that you always have proper ventilation when using heating systems.