Posted October 4, 2013, 2:13 pm
Utah's most popular hunt — the general rifle buck deer hunt — begins Oct. 19.
If you're one of the lucky hunters who has a permit for the hunt, getting prepared now — by gathering materials and gaining knowledge — is the key to a safe and successful experience. And while taking a deer is usually the highlight of any deer hunt, make sure you take advantage of all the experiences deer hunting has to offer.
Being prepared before the hunt starts is the key to a successful deer hunt.
Photo by Kirk Gardner
"There's so much more to deer hunting than taking a deer," says Kirk Smith, hunter education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. "Being in the mountains with your family and friends, enjoying the beautiful fall scenery and the variety of wildlife Utah has to offer, can make any deer hunt a memorable experience."
Smith provides the following tips for a safe and enjoyable hunt:
Preparing your firearm
Before leaving on your trip
While in the field
Field dressing your animal
Your physical well-being
If you get lost
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