RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ campaign reminds waterfowl hunters to take basic safety precautions while hunting from a vessel.
“Hypothermia causes more hunter fatalities than firearm accidents,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the state’s boating safety coordinator. “It’s important to be prepared and dress appropriately while hunting from a boat in cold weather. Wear clothing made of wool or other synthetic materials instead of cotton. And, as always, wear a personal floatation device. These simple practices can save your life.”
The Commission also recommends that hunters: