When it comes to safety, there are no bones about it, it must come first when you are on a duck hunt in Texas. Most hunters know how important it is to follow these safety rules. However, if you are a first-time duck hunter, read on below for a few firm safety tips to keep you, and others, safe when you’re out on the hunt.
Never Go Duck Hunting Alone
The first rule to follow is simple. Either you should never go on a duck hunt in Texas alone, or you should always, always tell someone before you go where you are hunting at, when you are leaving and when to expect you to return. By doing these things, you are assured that if something should happen, someone will be out looking for you in short order.
Treat Every Gun as if it’s Loaded
One firm rule of duck hunting in Texas is to treat every gun you own, or that someone else owns as if it’s loaded. Never just assume that a gun isn’t loaded or that the safety is own. To be on the safe side is better than to assume and have it in a tragic accident for everyone involved. Treat every gun as if it is loaded and you can’t go wrong.
Always Carry a Stocked First Aid Kit
This means to carry a basic first aid kit, of course, but it also means that you should also have survival gear such as a rope, flare gun, rations, a blanket, a hand ax, a whistle and, water as well.
You can find more information on how you can join a duck hunt in Texas and lodging as well, contact the professionals at Bay Flats Lodge for help.