Fish & Wildlife

Hunting safety

Nothing can ruin a hunt faster than an accident. Drowning, hypothermia, getting lost, falls from tree stands or just spraining an ankle are among the perils awaiting hunters ill prepared for a trip afield. Because hunting involves firearms, knives, and arrows and is often conducted in cold and wet weather in some the state's wildest areas, hunters should take particular care to prepare before heading out for a day in the woods or wetlands.

Many hunters want to know more about how to plan their hunts to avoid accidents, injuries, and getting lost. The MN DNR has an On-line Hunter Education course that is a good reference for all hunters and it’s free. Just click on the following link  to get the free course. It contains valuable information for hunters young and old.

All hunters should consider taking an advanced hunter education class to learn the latest hunting techniques along with tips on coming home alive. Here are these SIX suggestions for a safe and successful hunting experience: