Tips for safe hunting

By: Ashley Prchal Email
By: Ashley Prchal Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Hunting season is in full swing and whether you're experienced or inexperienced, experts say it's easy to lose your bearings when you're tracking an animal.

The multi-million dollar hunting industry brings a lot of adventure seekers out to Colorado, but the state's weather can be fickle and the terrain is vast.

Matt Kasten, assistant hunting manager for Sportsman's Warehouse, says, "Everybody that says they're not going to get lost, but it can happen at any time," says Kasten.

There's a basic checklist of things to take with you:
1. Purifying water tablets
2. Dried food
3. Emergency blanket
4. Rain gear
5. Flashlight
6. Matches and fire starter

Kasten says the most important gear you can bring is a GPS to get you home no matter where you go. He also recommends telling people where you plan to hunt before you head out. That way if anything happens, someone will be looking for you soon.

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  • by Joe Location: Grand Jct. on Oct 19, 2009 at 05:43 AM
    I do not agree that the most important item to have is a GPS. Most people do not know how to use a GPS to find their way out. It would be more important to be able to build a fire and stay put.
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