How Should Your Firearms And Equipment Be Kept In A Treestand?
Probably one of the most important questions any hunter can answer is how should your firearms and equipment to be transported into a treestand. In the old days (before cell phones, internet, or electricity) this was accomplished most often with an old-fashioned ladder stand. However, with modern technology these days the safest way to transport your equipment from the garage to the woods is with a safe hunter vault, which will keep your guns safe while keeping your face and hands out of reach of curious and fearless prey! Here are some simple guidelines to follow when setting up a secure hunting area.
If you’re unsure how to prepare for the season, a good place to start is asking other experienced hunters about where they store their firearms. Most experienced outdoor enthusiasts store their weapons in sturdy leather holsters on their thighs, with a short pull of a trigger taking them up to their height for easy viewing. Other hunters (especially bow hunters) prefer to take their weapons down to their feet and rest them against their legs. The choice is yours.
Once you’ve determined the best way to carry your equipment to a safe location, it’s time to decide what you’ll be using it for. Should you be hunting bison, elk, moose, or deer? If so, you’ll need a different approach than if you were looking to hunt black bear. If you were going to use a crossbow, you’ll need a different approach than if you were going to use a standard repeating bow. And if you were going to be using a telescopic sight, you would need to take it down to a more convenient prone position than if you were aiming it at the prey from the ground. For example, a hunter who was going to use a crossbow should be standing upright with his hands on the butt of the bow, while he is still pointing it at the game animal from a distance.
In most cases, when you’re hunting small game hunting, you will be standing relatively still. To get the most out of your time spent practicing target practice, you’ll want to make sure that you are comfortable. There are a couple of options available to you to keep yourself comfortable. For example, if you are hunting with a pistol, you can place your butt-end against a wooden board, making yourself more or less comfortable. If you are using a telescopic sight, then you may be able to bring your firearm closer to your face. If you are in a good position to be comfortable, then you are ready to go.
Once you are into a safe position, you will want to check your site to ensure that you have it in excellent condition. It is important for you to check your site regularly so that you don’t confuse it for an enemy. Even though you may be moving around a lot while in the field practicing your target practice, you should never be mistaken for an enemy because your sights are not clear. You will have to move from one tree stand to another, each tree stand with its own tree. This is very easy to do, but it must be remembered by any hunter that good judgment is a must when it comes to small game hunting.
Even though there are many ways to practice your target shooting skills safely, one of the safest ways is having your firearm close by, ready to use, whenever you are in a safe and proper position. Many hunters underestimate the importance of being a safe hunter and don’t pay enough attention to keeping their weapon in a safe location wherever they go. Most experienced hunters will be able to quickly recognize the signs that their firearm is not where it should be, and will immediately know to dismount the tree and find somewhere safe to shoot.