When it comes to hunting, there is a goal that ranks even higher than tracking down and bagging an elusive prey animal. That goal is safety. Unless the proper precautions are taken to ensure a safe experience, hunting can at the least be unproductive and at most be fatal. That said, some injuries and accidents are bound to occur on any given hunting trip. That is why we at Argentina Bird Man stress the importance of knowing about and therefore managing the common types of injury that occur during Argentina dove hunting and hunting of any kind.
• Treestand Accidents: Mounting a treestand is an excellent way to gain an advantage when hunting deer. Unfortunately, falls from treestands are common during hunting season. Depending on the height involved as well as other factors, these kinds of falls can result in injury and even death. Always be sure to properly mount your stand and to use the proper equipment when hunting off the ground.
• Accidental shootings: Some people made light of the story from several years back when former Vice President Dick Cheney shot a friend in the face during a hunting trip. However, there is nothing funny about this all too common occurrence. Be sure that you properly acquire your target before firing your rifle. Also, consider taking hunting safety courses as an extra precaution.
• Weapon Malfunction: As opposed to an accidental shooting, weapon malfunctions occur when you have properly acquired your target but for some reason, your weapon fails. Accidents of this kind can be caused by a number of things such as blocked barrels, wrong ammunition, gun wear, bad arrows, unclean guns, etc. Such incidences can also result in injuries or even fatalities. Be sure that you have received proper instruction in the use of your weapon and that it has been serviced prior to the hunt.
• Heart attacks, strokes, etc: Hunting can be a physically challenging sport whether you are hunting large game or you are dove hunting in Argentina. Lifting, climbing, trudging through mud or water is often involved and calls for a certain level of fitness. Be sure that you are in good physical condition shape for hunting.
• Animal attacks: No hunter should lose sight of the fact that as he hunts his prey, his prey can turn on him at any moment. It is also possible to be attacked by other animals when hunting as well. For this reason, hunters should always be aware of their surroundings and be prepared for the unexpected.
Finally, by taking the proper safety precautions you can reduce the chances of injury or worse on your hunting trip to Argentina. Taking precautions to remain safe makes the hunt more enjoyable and productive and can even save lives. Good hunting and we will see you in Argentina.