Before taking any hunters safety class contact the local department of wildlife. Some states demand that hunters pass an approved hunters safety class before applying for a hunting license. Not all local hunt clubs offer approved hunters safety classes. All hunters should enroll in hunters safety classes at least once every 10 years. Familiarity with firearms can relax a hunter's caution. Carelessness kills hundreds of hunters every year.
Hunt clubs hold hunters safety classes that teach more than firearm safety. These courses teach hunters how to deal with wounded animals, how to stay safe in the wilderness. They even hold handy courses on topics like mounting treestands safely, what to do when lost, how to survive if wounded, and how to survive an animal attack.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|