How to Deal with Hunting Emergencies

Hunting exposes you to the wildlife and as you explore its wonders, you may also encounter risks that can put your safety at risk. Hunters need to keep in mind that they must always prepare for the most unexpected emergencies in order to minimize the problems that it may create.

Most likely, people who will be on scimitar oryx hunting or aoudad sheep hunting will be briefed about problems regarding animal behavior or the dangers of getting lost in a trail. But there are other unexpected hunting risks that may catch you by surprise and when this happens, nothing can serve you better other than the knowledge that will help you handle the situation very well.

This post discusses some of the most unexpected hunting risks as well as some of the safety practices that can spare you from greater danger.


Snake Bite

Being in the wild exposes you to the threat of snakes and the possibility of danger approaching without you knowing can make way for an emergency situation. Whether you are the one injured or if you will be the one tasked to help an injured hunter, here are some of the things that you should keep in mind to be able to handle the situation properly.

  • Always assume that the snake is venomous.

  • Stay calm and make the victim feel relaxed and protected as well.

  • Stay aware of the area to prevent secondary bites that may occur.

  • Wash the wounded area with soap and water.

  • The area where the snake bite is found should always be below the heart level.

  • Seek emergency assistance.

Animal Attack

  • Prevent infection by treating the wound acquired from animal attack using soap and water.

  • If the wound is bleeding, apply pressure to stop it.

  • Animals that attacked without being provoked may cause problems with rabies.

  • Seek medical attention.

  • Stay cautious until you are already in a safe place.

  • Inform other hunters of the animal attack to keep them aware.

Insect Stings

  • Wash the affected area with soap and water

  • Use a cold pack on the site of insect sting. Keep it there for 15-20 minutes.

  • If emergency drugs are available, aspirin should be given to the victim and cortisone ointment should be applied on the area.

  • Watch out for allergic reactions including swelling of the wound, shortness of breath, sudden decline in blood pressure, anxiety and restlessness, and rapid pulse rate. The onset of these signs means emergency and you should seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

Nothing can be more exciting than to be on a hunting adventure that also secures your safety along with rewarding results. There are hazards that may put your safety at risk and when this happens, you have to keep in mind some of the measures that should keep you away from greater danger.

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